Birding Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Offaly, & Cork
April 26-May 6, 2016

We are cousins Eva Casey and Anne Gunshenan. Any errors on this page are the author's (Eva).

Emberiza citrinella Troglodytes troglodytes Erithacus rubecula
Yellowhammer Wren Robin

Parus major Chloris chloris Cyanistes caeruleus
Great Tit Greenfinch Blue Tit

Fringilla coelebs Saxicola rubicola Turdus merula
Chaffinch Stonechat Blackbird

Motacilla cinerea Motacilla alba
Grey Wagtail Pied Wagtail

Corvus monedulla Pica pica Corvus cornix Corvus frugilegus
Jackdaw Magpie Hooded Crow Rook

Haematopus ostralegus Tachybaptus ruficollis Ardea cinerea Limosa lapponica
Oystercatcher Little Grebe Grey Heron Bar-tailed Godwits

Numenius phaeopus Numenius arquata Actitis hypoleucos
Whimbrel Curlews Common Sandpiper

Alca torda Uria aalga Sterna sandvicensis
Razorbill Guillemots Sandwich_Tern

Tadorna tadorna Aythya Fuligula Anser anser Branta bernicula
Shelduck Tufted Duck Greylag Goose Brent

Anthus pratensis Anthus petrosus Phylloscopus collybita
Meadow Pipet Rock Pipet Chiffchaff

Streptopelia decaocto Columba palumbus
Collared_Dove Swallows Woodpigeon

Other Perspectives on Species Already Showcased Above (in the order of the pictures):

Other Bird Species Sighted (Ordered as in The Birds of Ireland by Wilson and Carmody):

I photographed about 58 avian species on this trip, not counting the questionable Redpoll or, of course, the Cuckoo I "only" heard (It was a thrill to hear), or the distant Lapwing flock a birder pointed out that I failed to snap.

Other Wildlife:

People Pictures:



Anne's trip diary

Holy Hill's website is

All our accomodations were wonderful

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