Cormorants and Shags
(Great) Cormorant Broigheall (Mhór) Phalacrocorax carbo carbo
Common resident breeding species. Found at both coastal and inland sites.
Highest counts have come from Cork Harbour where over 400 have been counted in winter months.
Continental Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis
There have been three county records of this distinctive subspecies.
2015 Lough Aderry, one in November.
2012 Lough Aderry, one from the 1st tot he 10th February.
2012 Baltimore, one on the 6th January.
Awaiting more information.
Global Distribution: Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Greenland and Iceland.
(European) Shag Seaga (Eorpach) Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Common resident breeding species on the coast.
Over 220 Apparently Occupied Nests (AON) recorded in the county during a national survey between 1998 and 2002.
Global Distribution: Europe, North Africa and Iceland.