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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve is situated just outside Wexford town, 6,5 km, 15 mins drive.  The North Slob is an area of mud-flats at the estuary of the River Slaney at Wexford Harbour, Ireland. The North Slob is an area of 1,000 hectares that was reclaimed in the mid-19th century by the building of a sea wall and the pump house. 200 hectares of this reclaimed land is a nature reserve that is jointly owned and managed by BirdWatch Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) as the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (Irish: Anaclann Éanlaith Fiáin Loch Garman).The Reserve is home for Geese, Swans, Ducks, Waders and other birds. The North Slob is a hare reserve, protecting a fluctuating population of Irish Hares. Foxes and Badgers are common in the area along with Rabbit, Irish Stoat, Brown Rat, House Mouse, Pygmy Shrew, Otter, American Mink and Red Squirrel and some bat species have been recorded locally as well.