Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 6th May 2018

There were 16 Purple Sandpipers and six Turnstone at the Bridges of Ross. (John N Murphy)
Fifteen Chough, two Peregrine and 100 Whimbrel were at the cliffs west of Kilkee.(Dixie Collins)


Saturday 5th May 2018

Two summer plumaged Red-throated Diver were at Lahinch Bay.(Jeff Copner)


Friday 4th May 2018

Friday 4th May 2018

A singing male Sedge Warbler at the Shannon Airport Lagoon John N Murphy

There were 14 Gadwall, three Little Egrets, 18 House martins and 16 Sedge Warblers singing at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening. (John N Murphy) A pod of ten Bottle-nosed Dolphins were upstream of the lagoon near Inishcullen Hill. (JNM)


Thursday 3rd May 2018

Two Swifts were at Ballyallia this morning. This is the first report of Swift in the county this year.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Two Peregrine and a Dipper were at the Caher Valley.(Páidí Cullinan)
A 2CY Peregrine was at Black Head.(PC)
Two Yellowhammer were at Coolorta in the Burren.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Two Jay were at Dromore Nature Reserve.(N & TL)


Monday 30th April 2018

A hundred and twenty Great Northern Diver, 11 Long-tailed Duck and a Red-throated Diver were at the Flaggy Shore.(Paul Troake)
A Red-throated Diver and 39 Red-breasted Merganser were at Finvarra Point.(PT)
Twenty two Black-throated Diver were off Black Head(Jeff Copner)


Sunday 29th April 2018

Two Peregrine were at the Caher Valley this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
During the Branch outing 4 Dipper and a male Peregrine were seen along the Caher River.(Páidí Cullinan, Nuala and Tom Lynch, Austin Cooney, et al)
Three Jay and a Crossbill were at Sliabh Elva.(PC)
Fifty Whimbrel were at Doonbeg Golf Course.(Michael O Dwyer)
Eighty Whimbrel were at Kilbaha.(Jane Griffin)


Saturday 28th April 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

A Whimbrel at Ross Beach John N Murphy

The 2CY Glaucous Gull was still at Ross Bay, Loop Head with over 200 Whimbrel migrating over the headland. (John N Murphy) A pair of Wigeon were at Cloghaun Lough, Kilbaha. (JNM)


Friday 27th April 2018

Three Common Sandpiper were at Lough Bunny this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Fifty four Great Northern Diver and 14 Common Scoter were off Coolshiva Pier.(Paul Troake)
A drake Surf Scoter was between the Coolshiva Pier and the Rine(PT)
Thirteen Black-throated Diver and a drake Long-tailed Duck were off the Rine.(PT)
A Red-throated Diver, nine Black-throated Diver, 42 Great Northern Diver and 15 Golden Plover were at Bishops Quarter.(PT)


Thursday 26th April 2018

Five Ruff, 19 Greater Scaup, 38 Golden Plover and 55 Whimbrel were at Islandavanna.(Páidí Cullinan and Tom Lynch)


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