Clare Bird Sightings

Sunday 2nd July 2023

A juvenile Wheatear was on the Ballyhoura Mts. (James Mcgrath).


Monday 2nd July 2023

One Buzzard was near Drumgloon, Barefield.(Iomhar Daly)


Friday 30th June 2023

In a 3 hour sea watch at Ross, Loop Head today there was one Wilson’s Storm Petrel, one Sooty Shearwater, one Arctic Skua, seven European Storm Petrels, 14,000 Manx Shearwaters, two Puffin and two Curlew all flying west.(John N Murphy)


Monday 26th June 2023

One Cory’s Shearwater along with 1500 Manx Shearwater and a Storm Petrel were flying west at the Kilkee Cliffs this morning.(Geoff Pearson)


Tuesday 20th June 2023

A Great White Egret was reported flying upstream on the Allaughaun River at Ballaghbehy near Abbeyfeale (per Irishbirding-Kevin Lavery)


Monday 12th June 2023

Long-eared Owl chicks were calling in Castletroy Golf Club (TT).
Five Cuckoos were calling around Carrigkerry. A Buzzard was also seen in the area (TT).


Monday 11th June 2023

Monday 11th June 2023

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Woodcock Hill John N Murphy

One female Great Spotted Woodpecker was near Woodcock Hill. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 11th June 2023

A White-tailed Eagle was seen at Mount Trenchard (Luke Costello).


Saturday 10th June 2023

Two family parties of Chough, a pair of Ringed Plover with two chicks along with a host of nesting Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Shag, Herring Gull and Great Black-backed Gull were seen during a well attended Clare/Limerick BWI outing to Loop Head.(Sean Whelan, Nuala and Tom Lynch, Clodagh Glasgow, Gearóid Jackson et al)


Friday 9th June 2023

A Grasshopper Warbler was at Shannon Airport Lagoon. (Phil Brennan)


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