Seabirds

The cliffs have been designated as a Special Area of Conservation by the EU and they are home to about 30,000 sea birds.

The most famous visitors to the cliffs are the Atlantic Puffins. This small comical bird with its black and white evening suit and colourful bill is sometimes called the sea parrot.

The main colony can be seen at Goat Island, close to O’Brien’s Tower just under the first viewing point. There are smaller colonies on the grassy summits to the north and south of this area.

The area is also internationally important for breeding Razorbills. Other species include Fulmar, Gannets, Guillemots and Kittiwakes.

For a fascinating insight on the seabirds and nature at the Cliffs of Moher, we highly recommend following Murfs Wildlife blog.

Of course, we have a strong connection with the Puffins at the Cliffs of Moher, as it was the birthplace of our very own Paddy the Puffin … To learn more about Paddy, visit his blog!