Puffin Island, Co. Kerry
Location: 7 km south-west of Valentia
Grid Ref: V 33 68
Description: A narrow steep-sided island about 1.6 km long, rising to 145 m with spectacular cliffs
Birds: It is of international importance for its seabird colonies, most notably its Puffins (5,000-10,000), Manx Shearwaters (c.20,000) and Storm Petrels. There are also several hundred pairs of nesting Razorbills, Guillemots and Kittiwakes
Viewing: It is sometimes possible to arrange day visits to the island from Valentia by contacting local boat operators. Written permission is required from BirdWatch Ireland for longer stays.