Auks

Common Guillemot Uria aalge Common and widespread offshore throughout the year, breeds at a number of coastal sites. Summer Distribution    Winter Distribution Razorbill Alca torda Common and widespread offshore throughout the year, breeds at a number of coastal sites.   Summer Distribution   Winter Distribution Great Auk (extinct) Pinguinus impennis Awaiting Information. Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle Local and generally…

Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels 

Albatross sp. Diomedea/Thalassarche sp. Rare vagrant. Three county records up to the end of 2014. Apart from a few species in the Pacific all breed and live in the southern hemisphere. 2012 Mizen Head, unaged, 21st October. 1991 Dursey Island, adult, 8th October. 1967 Cape Clear Island, adult, 2nd September. Black-browed Albatross Diomedea melanophris Rare vagrant. Six…