Auks

Auks Common Guillemot Foracha Uria aalge Common and widespread offshore throughout the year, breeds at a number of coastal sites. Over 3,700 breeding pairs were counted between 1998 and 2002. Global Distribution: This species has a circumpolar distribution, occurring in the low-arctic and boreal waters of the North Atlantic and North Pacific (del Hoyo et al.…

Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels

Albatrosses, Shearwaters, Petrels  Albatross sp. Speiceas Albatras Diomedea/Thalassarche sp. Rare vagrant. Three county records of unidentified albatross up to the end of 2020. 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,…

Accentors

Accentors Dunnock Bráthair an Dreoilín/Donnóg Prunella modularis Common resident breeding species. Global Distribution: Europe, north Africa, Middle East and west Asia.   Summer Distribution   Winter Distribution