Wildlife & The Environment

Flora and Fauna

Fox Cub

Wildlife at Arthurstown

Arthurstown Landfill has had a mammal impact on the local flora and fauna in the locality.

There are currently very strong populations of the following:

  • Foxes
  • Badgers
  • Rabbits  (Huge populations)
  • Wild Deer

South Dublin County Council employs 2 falconers to maintain a “dawn till dusk” bird control contract. They fly Peregrine falcons, Harris Hawks, Eagle Owls and Saker Falcons. The presence of these birds of prey means that the number of scavenging birds is very low. This does not effect the local native bird population however and strong populations of the following are on site:

  • Chaffinch
  • Robin
  • Pied
  • Wagtail
  • Rook
  • Blackbird
  • Thrush
  • Starling

A flock of Lapwing remain nesting on site on the landfill itself during winter months. Snipe have also been observed along with Blue Tit, Magpie and Song Thrush in the hedgerows around the facility.

Wildlife at Arthurstown

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