Birds of County Cork
Below are links to the complete checklist of bird species recorded in county Cork, Ireland. Every effort has been made to make it as accurate as possible with available information. Sources used include Cork county and Irish bird reports and The Birds of County Cork (2022). If you see any errors or have additional information for this list please let us know so we can keep it as accurate and up to date as possible.
Invaluable information and comment on this list was provided by the current committee of the Cork Bird Report and Pat Smiddy. We would like to thank Kieran Fahy for permission to use an extract of Cork rarity records from his database of Irish rarities.
Where possible information up to at least the end of 2020 is given for each species . For rare species only those records accepted by the Irish Rare Birds Committee (IRBC) are included and currently those records are only available up to the end of 2020. Further information will be added to bring all species accounts up to date as soon as relevant data becomes available.
For much more detail on the birds of county Cork we cannot recommend highly enough The Birds of County Cork by Smiddy, Shorten and Heselden (2022). This is THE definitive book on the birds to be found in our county.