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2005 Migrants

Sand Martin 19th March, Waterside, Galway City (Joe Greaney)
House Martin 11th April, Lough Atalia (Chris Peppiatt)
Swallow 2nd April, Furbo (Mary Silke)
Swift 9th May, Nun's Island, Galway City (Michael Davis)
Common Sandpiper 17th April, Coole Lough, Coole Park (Jo Gordon)
Whimbrel 23rd April, Nr. Milltown, Tuam (Chris Benson).
Common Tern 26th April, Salthill (Michael Connolly)
Arctic Tern
Little Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Willow Warbler 31st March, Waterside, Galway City (Dermot Breen)
Sedge Warbler 24th April, Nr. Milltown, Tuam (Chris Benson)
Whitethroat 29th April, Nr. Milltown, Tuam (Chris Benson)
Grasshopper Warbler 25th April, Barna (David O'Keeffe)
Garden Warbler
Spotted Crake
Cuckoo 16th April, Moyard (Ger O'Donnell)
Turtle Dove
Wheatear 28th March, Maamean (Marianne ten Cate)
Ring Ouzel
Spotted Flycatcher 21st May, Merlin Park (Dermot Breen)
Pied Flycatcher
Manx Shearwater
Arctic Skua 28th April, Silver Strand (Dermot Breen)
Great Skua
Pomarine Skua

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