Pigeons and Doves Columbidae (6)
(Banner Photo: Woodpigeon (above) and Collared Dove (below) by Jim Wilson)
Genuinely wild stock, if it still exists, is confined principally to headlands and islands of the south-west, with small populations at cliff sites in south and east of the county.
Generally not numerous anywhere, although winter flocks are not uncommon.
Numerous records at headlands and islands in autumn may indicate that the winter population is increased by immigrants.
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaoto
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Distribution: a widespread summer visitor to much of Europe, which
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
2009 One at Garinish Point on the 25th October 2009, first county and second Irish record.
Distribution: Resident across most of North America, migratory in the very north. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)