Alan O’Brien: Ireland Life List IRBC, All records Record(s) 1 to 302 of 302 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Rare? Date Location Comments 1 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 2 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 25/01/2023 292 3 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 4 Snow Goose Anser caerulescens 05/10/2022 Tarmoncarragh Lough 286 Adult white Phase. 5 Greylag Goose Anser anser 6 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 7 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 8 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 9 Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus 10 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 11 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 12 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 13 Garganey Spatula querquedula 14 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 15 Gadwall Mareca strepera 16 Wigeon Mareca penelope 17 American Wigeon Mareca americana 18 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 19 Black Duck Anas rubripes Yes 26/06/2023 Cross Lough 295 20 Pintail Anas acuta 21 Teal Anas crecca 22 Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 05/04/2023 Ballycotton 293 23 Pochard Aythya ferina 24 Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris 25 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 26 Scaup Aythya marila 27 Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Yes 08/01/2004 Dooniskey Near Macroom, Co. Cork 28 Eider Somateria mollissima 29 Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata 30 White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi Yes 16/01/2023 Tonatanvally Pier, Achill Island, Co. Mayo 290 31 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 32 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 33 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 34 Smew Mergellus albellus 35 Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus Yes 16/01/2023 Carramore, Newport, Co. Mayo 291 36 Goosander Mergus merganser 37 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 38 Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 39 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 40 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 41 Quail Coturnix coturnix Heard 42 Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus 43 Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Yes 26/10/1999 Wexford Town 44 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Yes 07/06/2003 Brandon Head Co. Kerry 45 Swift Apus apus 46 Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Yes 04/04/2002 Carne CO. Wexford 47 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 48 Rock Dove Columba livia 49 Stock Dove Columba oenas 50 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 51 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 52 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 53 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 54 Corncrake Crex crex ********** ********** 55 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 56 Coot Fulica atra 57 Crane Grus grus Yes 15/02/2003 Near Barrow Harbour, Kerry 58 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 59 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena 60 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 61 Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 62 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 63 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 64 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Yes 02/05/2005 Kilkeran lake 65 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 66 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 67 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 68 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Yes 18/07/2023 Ballycotton 296. Found by DO’S on 15/7 confirmed by PM on 17/7 69 American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica 70 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 71 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Yes 16/08/2022 Broadway, Lady’s Island. 285 2Juv’s out of 4 reported along with 3 Glossy Ibis 72 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 73 Greater Sand Plover Anarhynchus leschenaultii Yes 03/05/2022 Tramore, Co. Waterford. 3rd Irish. Seen below Bird Hide 282 74 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 75 Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius hudsonicus Yes 20/09/2011 Mizen Co. Cork 76 Curlew Numenius arquata 77 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 78 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 79 Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus 80 Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Yes 19/03/2000 Boyne CO. Louth 81 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 82 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 83 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 84 Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor 85 Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius 86 Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 22/06/2021 Mayo 87 Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Yes 13/07/2010 Blennerville Co. Kerry 88 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 89 Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Yes 17/02/2019 Dungarvan 90 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 91 Redshank Tringa totanus 92 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes 93 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 94 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 95 Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Yes 16/12/2022 Tallow Bridge, Tallow, Co. Waterford 289 96 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 97 Knot Calidris canutus 98 Ruff Calidris pugnax 99 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata Yes 04/06/2007 Ballycotton 100 Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus Yes 07/07/2003 Lough Beg. Cork 101 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 102 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Yes 01/08/2000 Tacumshane Not sure of exact date. 103 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis 104 Sanderling Calidris alba 105 Dunlin Calidris alpina 106 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 107 Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii 108 Little Stint Calidris minuta 109 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis 110 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 111 Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Yes 02/08/2021 Ballinclamper, Dungarvan, co. Waterford. 280 112 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Yes 10/09/2005 Galley Cove Mizen 113 Little Tern Sternula albifrons 114 Least Tern Sternula antillarum Yes 20/06/2021 Portrane 115 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Yes 19/05/2022 Harper’s Island, Cork Harbour. 283 116 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Yes 20/07/2023 The Gearagh 297 Found by Sean Cronin. Seen well from field just south of the main Bridge on E Shore 117 White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 118 Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri Yes 01/09/2004 Barrow Harbour Exact date TBC 119 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 120 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 121 Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii 122 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 123 Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Yes 19/10/2002 Dingle Harbour 124 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 125 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 126 Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Yes 04/03/2009 Baltimore co. Cork 127 Sabine's Gull Xema sabini 128 Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia Yes 05/02/2004 Cobh 129 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 130 Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Yes 02/08/2014 Ballycotton 131 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 132 Common Gull Larus canus 133 Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis 134 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans Yes 15/06/1999 Rogerstown CO. Dublin 135 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 136 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 137 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 138 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 139 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 140 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus 141 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 142 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 143 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 144 Puffin Fratercula arctica 145 Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 146 Razorbill Alca torda 147 Little Auk Alle alle 148 Guillemot Uria aalge 149 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 150 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 151 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 152 Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 153 Leach's Petrel Hydrobates leucorhous 154 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 155 Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis 156 Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea 157 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis 158 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 159 Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus 160 Gannet Morus bassanus 161 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 162 Shag Gulosus aristotelis 163 Double-crested Cormorant Nannopterum auritum Yes 21/12/2020 Ballylongford, Co. Kerry 164 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Yes 27/12/2013 Lee Fields, Carrigohane, Cork 165 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 166 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Yes 22/05/2020 Knock Lake, Dublin 167 Yellow-crowned Night Heron Nyctanassa violacea Yes 29/05/2024 Belcarra, Co. Mayo. #300 168 Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Yes 13/04/1998 Whites Marsh. Clonakilty CO Cork 169 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 170 Green Heron Butorides virescens Yes 12/10/2005 Schull . Co. Cork 171 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Yes 27/05/2022 White’s Marsh, Clonakilty. 284 172 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Yes 02/01/2008 Clonakilty co. Cork 173 Great White Egret Ardea alba Yes 19/11/2020 Gearagh, co. Cork 174 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 175 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Yes 22/05/2020 Knock Lake, Dublin 176 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 14/05/2023 294 177 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Yes 01/03/2022 Ard Mullen, Co. Roscommon 281 178 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 179 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 180 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 181 Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius Yes 10/03/2024 Ballyvergan, Youghal 182 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Yes 21/05/2000 Knock lake. Dublin 183 Red Kite Milvus milvus Yes 04/05/2009 Three Castles Head. Co. Cork 184 Buzzard Buteo buteo 185 Barn Owl Tyto alba 186 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 187 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 188 Hoopoe Upupa epops 189 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 190 Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon Yes 23/11/2020 Castletownbere 191 Wryneck Jynx torquilla 192 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 193 Merlin Falco columbarius 194 Hobby Falco subbuteo 195 Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Yes 11/11/2000 Kilcoole 196 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 197 Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus Yes 05/10/2000 Cape Clear 198 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 199 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 200 Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus Yes 22/11/2000 NORTH SLOB. WEXFORD. 201 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 202 Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus Yes 24/11/1999 Ballyferriter Co. Kerry 203 Jay Garrulus glandarius 204 Magpie Pica pica 205 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 206 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 207 Rook Corvus frugilegus 208 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 209 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 210 Raven Corvus corax 211 Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 212 Coal Tit Periparus ater 213 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 214 Great Tit Parus major 215 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus Yes 09/06/2024 Tacumshin #302 216 Skylark Alauda arvensis 217 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 218 Swallow Hirundo rustica 219 House Martin Delichon urbicum 220 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Yes 09/03/2019 Youghal 221 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 222 Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 223 Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli Yes 28/10/2004 Three Castles Hd. Mizen. Co. Cork 224 Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus humei Yes 19/12/2003 Knockadoon Hd, Co. Cork 225 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 226 Pallas's Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus Yes 20/10/2001 Mizen Head, Co Cork 227 Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi Yes 21/10/2001 Mizen Head, Co Cork 228 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 229 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 230 Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides Yes 08/09/2005 Dursey Island 231 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 232 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Yes 10/10/2007 Three Castles Hd. Mizen 233 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 234 Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Yes 01/10/2004 Galley Hd 235 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 236 Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina 237 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 238 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 239 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 240 Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria 241 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 242 Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala Yes 21/04/2021 Knockadoon Head. Very brief views of adult male. 243 Western Subalpine Warbler Curruca iberiae Yes 03/10/2002 Crookhaven. Co. Cork 244 Whitethroat Curruca communis 245 Dartford Warbler Curruca undata Yes 31/03/2003 Brow Hd. Co.Cork 246 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 247 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 248 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 249 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 250 Rose-coloured Starling Pastor roseus Yes 14/09/2004 Mizen Head, Co Cork 251 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 252 Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus Yes 07/10/2022 Aghernagallagh, Belmullet Co. Mayo 287 253 Grey-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus Yes 09/10/2005 Old Head, Co. Cork 254 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 255 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 256 Redwing Turdus iliacus 257 Blackbird Turdus merula 258 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 259 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 260 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 261 Robin Erithacus rubecula 262 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 263 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 264 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 265 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 266 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 267 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 268 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 269 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina Yes 25/10/2022 Tow Head, Co. Cork. 2nd for Ireland 288 270 Dipper Cinclus cinclus 271 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 272 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 273 Dunnock Prunella modularis 274 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 275 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Yes 13/09/2003 Ballycotton. Co. Cork 276 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 277 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 278 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 279 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens Yes 07/10/2007 Lissagriffin. Mizen, Co. Cork 280 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 281 Eurasian Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 282 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 283 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Yes 01/10/2005 Three Castles Hd Mizen exact date unknown possibly 3 on Mizen on the same day 284 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 285 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus 286 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 287 Twite Linaria flavirostris 288 Linnet Linaria cannabina 289 Common (Mealy) Redpoll Acanthis flammea 290 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 291 Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 292 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 293 Siskin Spinus spinus 294 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 295 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 296 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 297 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Yes 20/09/2023 Brownstown Head Feeding just inside gate at the end of the lane. #298 298 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 299 Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera Yes 04/10/2000 Cape Clear 300 Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia Yes 26/10/2008 Three Castles Hd Mizen 301 Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata Yes 02/10/2001 Cape Clear 302 Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis Yes 09/10/2006 Loop Hd .