World Wetlands Day
Bay Road Park
Sat 2nd February 3.30pm
To celebrate World Wetlands Day, Derry City Council, Bay Road Park Steering Group and RSPB are hosting a winter wildlife event at Bay Road Park Local Nature Reserve. (Follow the local signage at Pennyburn Roundabout).
World Wetlands Day is the celebration of wetlands of international importance. Lough Foyle and the River Foyle provide important wetland habitat for significant numbers of lapwing and curlew, which are classified as 'threatened species'. These species have delined dramatically in recent years.
There will be a guided walk along the shores of Bay Road Park to observe the wonderful wildlife of the area. We will highlight the importance of the Foyle for over-wintering bird populations and key species such as Cormorant, Redshank, Black-headed gull, Common gull, Common Tern, Lapwing and Curlew. This event is funded by Derry City Council and the European Union's INTERREGNUM IVA Programme. Please dress appropriately for the weather by wearing suitable footwear and warm waterproof clothing.
For further details contact Christine Doherty on 02871 365151 or email Christine.email@example.com