Clare Bird Sightings

Loop Head

Loop Head 2006  John N Murphy

Autumn is by far the best time of year to visit this region.  Late July to early November are the most productive months.  Regular passage migrants in Autumn include, Turtle Dove, Spotted & Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Black Redstart, Brambling, Snow and Lapland Buntings.
 
List of rare land migrants for Loop Head

To date the following birds have been observed; Pied–billed Grebe, Pink-footed Goose, Spotted Crakes, Red Kites, Goshawk, Hobby’s, Green-winged Teal, American Golden Plovers, Dotterels, Upland Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Long-billed Dowitcher, Pectoral Sandpipers, Rock Thrush, Red-eyed Vireos, Common Yellowthroat, Myrtle Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Wryneck, Siberian Thrush, Grey-checked Thrush, Richard’s Pipits, Blyth’s Pipit, Tree Pipits, Short-toed Lark, Red-rumped Swallow, Common Rosefinches, Waxwing, Crossbills, Pied Wheatear, Redstart, Red-breasted Flycatchers, Icterine Warblers, Melodious Warblers, Arctic Warblers, Pallas’s Warbler, Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warblers, Firecrests, Black-headed Bunting, Ortolan Bunting, Little Buntings, and Rustic Bunting.

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