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2004 Migrants

Sand Martin 19th March, Waterside, Galway City (Michael Davis)
House Martin 18th April, Aughrim (Enda McLoughlin)
Swallow 3rd April, Aughrim (Enda McLoughlin)
Swift 27th April, River Corrib, Galway City (Michael Davis)
Common Sandpiper 28th April, Luimnagh West, Corrandulla (Deirdre Comerford)
Whimbrel 23rd April, Milltown, Nr. Tuam (Chris Benson)
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Little Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Willow Warbler 5th April, Aughrim & Barna (Enda McLoughlin, Theresa Loughrey & David O'Keeffe)
Sedge Warbler 25th April, Milltown, Nr. Tuam (Chris Benson)
Whitethroat 25th March, Ellagh, Headford (Neil Sharkey)
Grasshopper Warbler 17th April, Aughrim (Enda McLoughlin)
Garden Warbler
Corncrake 19th April, Inishbofin
Spotted Crake
Cuckoo 13th April, Inagh Valley, Connemara (Louise Hynes)
Turtle Dove 22nd May, Inishmore, Aran Islands (Finola Murphy)
Wheatear 22nd March, Silver Strand, Rusheen Bay, Nr. Galway City (Tim Griffin)
Ring Ouzel
Spotted Flycatcher 23rd May, Nr. Milltown, Tuam (Chris Benson)
Pied Flycatcher
Manx Shearwater
Arctic Skua 22nd April, Nimmo's Pier, Galway City (Michael Davis)
Great Skua
Pomarine Skua 6th May, Galway Bay (Neil Sharkey & Chris Peppiatt)

If you are interested in the pattern of bird migration in Ireland and Britain you may like to visit the BTO/BirdWatch Ireland Migration Site.

Phenology is the study of the dates of recurring natural phenomena such as the arrival and departure dates of migratory birds and the dates of bud break and flowering of plants and trees. It is thought that this type of study may be of particular relevance to Global Warming and other climatic phenomena.

The Irish Native Woodland Trust web site has a page via which you can contribute to this study.

© BirdWatch Galway 2005