Rare Bird Gallery

A selection of photographs illustrating some of the rare birds which pass through Cape Clear on their migration.



Record Date: 17-10-2018

Found By: Mary Cadogan

Location: Cummer

White-rumped Sandpiper


Record Date: 14-10-2018

Found By: Eamonn O’Donnell

Location: Lough Errull

Swainson’s Thrush


Record Date: 14-10-2017

Found By: Dick Coombes

Location: Micheel Vincent’s – Lough Errul

Rustic Bunting


Record Date: 13-10-2017

Found By: D. Foley

Location: Mary Mac’s Garden – Lough Errul

Spotted Sandpiper


Record Date: 5-10-2017

Found By: M. O’Donnell & Sam Bayley

Location: South Harbour


Little Bunting


Record Date: 13-10-2016

Found By: Eamonn O’Donnell

Location: Lighthouse Road

Rose-coloured Starling


Record Date: 5-9-2016

Found By: Dick Coombes

Location: Olly Gully-West Bog

Short-toed Lark


Record Date: 12-10-2011

Found By: M. Cowming

Location: Lough Errul

White-throated Sparrow


Record Date: 12-10-2008

Found By: Peter Philips

Location: Lighthouse Road



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