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2007 Migrants

 Sand Martin  14th March, Rahasane Turlough (John Murphy)
 House Martin  13th April, Loughrea (Pete Capsey)
 Swallow  2nd February, Merlin Park, Galway (David O'Keefe)
 Swift  21st April, Lough Corrib (Pádraig Keirns)
 Common Sandpiper  
 Whimbrel  16th April, Angliham, Lough Corrib (Tim Griffin)
 Marsh Harrier  3rd June, between Clare and Cregg rivers (Tim Griffin & Tom Cuffe)
 Osprey  22nd April, Weir Village, Kilcolgan river (Eamon Byrne)
 Common Tern  20th April, Salthill (Chris Peppiatt)
 Arctic Tern  12th May, Inishbofin (Todd Watkins)
 Little Tern  18th April, Silver Strand, Galway City (Tim Griffin)
 Black Tern  
 Roseate Tern  
 Willow Warbler  3rd April, Corrandulla (Ian Brophy)
 Sedge Warbler  26th April, Dyke Road, Galway (Tom Cuffe)
 Whitethroat  28th April, Corker Hill (Tim Griffin)
 Grasshopper Warbler  20th April, Tuam (Chris Peppiatt)
 Garden Warbler  
 Corncrake  12th May, Inishbofin (Todd Watkins)
 Spotted Crake  
 Cuckoo  14th April, Ballinasloe (Anne Little)
 Turtle Dove  
 Wheatear  22nd March, Cashel, Connemara (Aonghus O'Donaill)
 Ring Ouzel  
 Spotted Flycatcher  21st May, Corrandulla (Ian Brophy)
 Pied Flycatcher  
 Manx Shearwater  12th March, Baile na hAbhainn (Tim Griffin)
 Arctic Skua  24h April, Silver Strand, Galway City (Tim Griffin)
 Great Skua  7th May, Silver Strand, Galway City (Tim Grfffin)
 Pomarine Skua  8th May, Lettermullan (Aonghus O'Donaill)

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.

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