Lough Gara is also a designated wildfowl sanctuary. It is of international importance for the wintering Greenland White-Fronted Geese. The biggest concentration of geese is along the Eastern shore, particularly the islands of Inch and Inchmore. Lough Gara is also important for other large numbers of waterfowl like Pochards, Wigeons, Teals and Mallards. Whooper swans also occupy the lake in autumn and winter. Nestling gulls and Terns are found on the islands in the summer.
Check on the Sligo bird watching website below for more information