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 Sand Martin  23rd March, Mulroog (Paul Troake).
 House Martin  1st April, Rahasane turlough (Paul Troake).
 Swallow  16th February, Inishmore (Oscar Franken).
 Swift  1st May, Muckrush, Lough Corrib & Oranmore (Niall Keogh & Martin Byrnes).
 Common Sandpiper  17th April, Omey Island (Dermot Breen).
 Manx Shearwater  25th March, Galway Bay (Niall Keogh).
 Whimbrel  7th April, Mweenish Island (Paidi Cullinan).
 Marsh Harrier  
 Osprey  
 Hobby  
 Common Tern  16th April, Rossaveal Harbour (Niall Keogh).
 Arctic Tern  14th April, Ballyloughane, Galway city (Sean Walsh).
 Little Tern  17th April, between Bearna & Spiddal (Henrik Brænder).
 Black Tern  
 Roseate Tern  
 Arctic Skua  23rd April, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Niall Keogh).
 Pomarine Skua  27th April, Silver Strand & Mutton Island, Galway city (Aonghus O'Donaill, Cathal Forkan & Marcin Pisula).
 Great Skua  16th April, Galway Bay (Niall Keogh).
 Long-tailed Skua  
 Willow Warbler  31st March, Lough Inch (Cathal Forkan).
 Wood Warbler  
 Sedge Warbler  19th April, Finish Island, Carna (Dermot Breen).
 Whitethroat  1st May, Clonfert (Paidi Cullinan).
 Lesser Whitethroat  
 Grasshopper Warbler  19th April, Clonbern (Chris Peppiatt).
 Garden Warbler  
 White Wagtail  19th April, Finish Island, Carna & Mutton Island, Galway city (Dermot Breen, Tom Cuffe & Cathal Forkan).
 Corncrake  16th April, Inishbofin (Anthony McGeehan).
 Spotted Crake  
 Quail  15th June, Lydacan (Paul Troake).
 Cuckoo  24th March, Creganna Marsh (Mark Smyth).
 Turtle Dove  17th May, Inishbofin (Dermot Breen).
 Nightjar  
 Wheatear  23rd March, Inisheer lighthouse (Dixie Collins).
 Whinchat  1st May, Clonfert (Paidi Cullinan).
 Ring Ouzel  
 Spotted Flycatcher  16th May, Dangan, Galway city (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 Pied Flycatcher  
 Garganey  23rd April, Truska (Dermot Breen).

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

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