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Chance to see winter wildlife on the Foyle

A day of exploration on Lough Foyle is being organised to celebrate World Wetlands Day this Saturday.

Participants will be able to take a cruise on Lough Foyle to discover the winter wildlife which has taken up residency there.

The Discovery Day, organised by Derry City Council, is designed for families, nature enthusiasts and anyone wanting to experience the Foyle from a different perspective.

Lough Foyle has been noted as a site of international importance. It is designated as a Special Protection Area for wild birds and is classified as a Ramsar site. It is also a good representative example of a wetland.

The lough is the second largest area of intertidal mudflats, sandflats, seagrass beds and saltmarsh habitat in Northern Ireland.

The range of coastal habitats supports a diverse assemblage of water birds, including a fifth of the internationally important Canadian Brent Goose population, which flock back each year.

Spaces are limited so places must be booked through Christine Doherty on 7136 5151 or by email at christine.doherty @derrycity.gov.uk

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