Great Spotted Cuckoo Mórchuach Bhreac Clamator glandarius
One county record up to the end of 2020.
One at Ringaskiddy on the 15th February 2009.
Global Distribution: This species range spans southern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. The largest proportion of breeding individuals in Europe (>80%) are found in Spain (Ibanez-Alamo et al. 2019).
(Common) Cuckoo Cuach Coitianta Cuculus canorus
Summer visitor and breeding species, more common inland than at the coast.
The population in the county has been decreasing in the last 50 years or so.
Global Distribution: Europe, Africa and Asia.
Summer Distribution 1968-72
Summer Distribution 2008-11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Cuach Ghob-Bhuí Coccyzus americanus
Three county records up to the end of 2020.
1986 Cape Clear Island, 30th October.
1969 Cape Clear Island, dead about five days, 13th October.
1825 Near Youghal, killed, autumn, now at University College, Cork. R. Ball, Rennie’s Field Naturalist 1: 6-7. This is the first Irish Record.
Global Distribution: Breeds from southern Canada to Mexico. Winter in Central America and as far south as northern Argentina. This bird is a rare vagrant to western Europe.