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Explore the breathtaking beauty of South Down's countryside and coastline with Red Kite Tours NI. Our guided birdwatching and wildlife tours will take you on an unforgettable journey through nature's wonders. Join us to experience the thrill of spotting rare bird species and discovering hidden gems along the way.



Guided birdwatching tours in the beautiful County Down countryside.


Join me, Shelagh, to watch the rare Red Kites soaring against the stunning backdrop of the Mourne Mountains, or stroll along the shores of Dundrum Bay and Murlough National Nature Reserve to discover a myriad of wildlife rarities. 

Organised guided tours and tailor-made tours available. Customise your own tour to include your target species or also, historical or archaeological sites of interest. Most of our tours take place during Autumn, Winter and early Spring, from September through to February. Shorter Summer tours are also available. 



Red Kites are my passion and I would love to share that passion with you.

I first got involved with the RSPB's Red Kite project in 2008 at the beginning of the re-introduction project, when the first Red Kite chicks were brought over from Wales to be re-introduced into the South Down countryside for the first time in over 100 hundred years. I was employed by the RSPB as Red Kite Information Officer and my primary role was to educate and enthuse the general public and local landowners about the Red Kites and how they would become a benefit to our landscape and farming fraternity.

Since then I have been heavily involved all year round in the monitoring of the Red Kite population, locating their winter roost site, during the winter months, locating their nest sites and breeding territories in the Spring and Summer months and helping with the wing tagging of the Red Kite chicks.

My main aim is to engage with people, young and old, teaching them about the Red Kites and sharing in their majesty and beauty, while showcasing the stunning landscape and the countryside they inhabit.

Shelagh Henry

Shelagh Henry

Founder and Tour Leader

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