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Goosander Nestbox Project

Goosander Project

We’re preparing for spring here in Glenveagh National Park, and this week we are delighted to have put up the first of our Goosander (Mergus merganser) nestboxes. Following on from the successful work by our colleagues in Wicklow Mountains National Park, our Goosander nestbox scheme aims to support the small breeding population of this tree-nesting species in Donegal.

A special thanks must go to our resident craftsman Donal O’Fearraigh, without whom this project would literally not have left the ground!