Golden Oriole Oiréal Órga Oriolus oriolus oriolus
Very scarce spring migrant, rare in autumn.
At least 82 county records involving at least 110 individuals up to the end of 2020.
Birds have been seen at the following locations: Ballycotton, Barnabrow (Cloyne), Between Midleton and Castlemartyr, Cahermore, Cape Clear Island (majority of the records), Carrigaline, Castlemartyr Wood, Dursey Island, Friendly Cove, Bantry, Garinish (West Beara), Inchydoney, Knockadoon Head, Marathon Gas Platform (off Cork Harbour), Marsh Lane ( Galley Head), Mizen Head, Near Allihies, near Bandon, near Bantry, near Castlemartyr, near Clonakilty, near Dunmanway, near Goleen, near Roscarberry, near Whitegate, Near Youghal, Old Head of Kinsale, Oysterhaven, Kinsale, Skibbereen.
Usually seen singly or in very small numbers though a single record of up to 14 on Cape Clear Island in May 1994 was exceptional. Of those aged most were females or immature males.
Recorded in April, May, June, September and October with the majority of records in May.
Global Distribution: a widespread summer visitor to much of Europe, which accounts
for less than half of its global breeding range. Also found in Africa and Asia. (Birdlife International)