circa.4300 BC to 2017 AD
Wildlife in the Township of Dalkey
Aside from the plants the birds are the most obvious of Dalkey’s wildlife. The Peregrine Falcons have recently returned to the area and can be seen jousting with the resident Ravens. Occasionally a Buzzard a recently arrived species in Ireland can be seen quartering the hillsides. Dalkey Island and the Muglins provide habitats for many of our breeding and coastal seabirds.
The islands and the Dalkey coast are also important sites for passage migrants in spring and autumn. In addition a notable feature of Dalkey Sound is the daily passage in winter of skeins of Pale Breasted Brent Geese from their nesting grounds in Dublin Bay to feeding grounds down the coast (such as the Kilcoole Marshes)