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This page is devoted to recent bird sightings in County Galway.
It is intended for news which is as up to date as possible, so reports are largely unchecked.

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 September 2022
 25th September: 4 Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff & Juv. Peregrine, Kilcaimin (John Curley).
 24th September: Juv. Peregrine, Caranavoodaun turlough (Chris Peppiatt).
 23rd September: Kingfisher, Rusheen Bay, Galway city (Gerard Walshe).
 22nd September: Knot & 3 Ruff, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 22nd September: Garganey, Rahasane turlough (Paul Troake).
 20th September: Juv. Little Stint & Juv. Little Gull, Rusheen Bay, Galway city (Cathal Forkan).
 20th September: Juv. Little Stint, Omey Strand (Dermot Breen).
 18th September: White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Juv. Little Stint & Black Tern, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Cathal Forkan & Aonghus O'Donaill).
 18th September: 8 Sanderling, Mutton Island, Galway city (Tom Cuffe).
 17th September: 4-5 Curlew Sandpiper, Kilcaimin (Sean Holland).
 17th September: Marsh Harrier, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Sean Holland).
 16th September: Yellow Wagtail, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 15th September: Pectoral Sandpiper & 2 Ruff, Caranavoodaun turlough (Ray Glynn & Paul Troake).
 15th September: 2 Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, Merlin & 16 Knot, Kilcaimin (Sean Holland).
 14th September: 35 Light-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Mediterranean Gull, Common Scoter, Common Sandpiper & 2 Kingfisher, Oranmore (Paul Troake).
 14th September: Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruff, 4 Dunlin & 2 Ringed Plover, again present, Caranavoodaun turlough.
 12th September: 4 Turnstone, Greenshank, 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 14+ Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Ruff, 25+ Dunlin, 9 Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, Knot & 81 Little Grebe, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 11th September: 3 Ruff, Rahasane turlough (Sean Holland).
 10th September: 2 Ruff & 2 Black Tern, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 10th September: 8 Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint, again present, Muckrush, Lough Corrib.
 10th September: 3 Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, Sanderling, Knot & Arctic Skua, Loughaunbeg (Ger Walshe).
 10th September: 88 Mediterranean Gull, Kilkieran Harbour (Dermot Breen).
 9th September: 11 Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Ruff & Knot, Caranavoodaun turlough (Sean Holland).
 9th September: 8 Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank, Little Stint & White-tailed Eagle, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (John Curley).
 9th September: Juv. Black Tern, again present, Fahy Lough, Omey Island.
 9th September: Black Tern, Nimmo's Pier/Mutton Island, Galway city (Tom Cuffe).
 8th September: Garganey, 875 Teal, 70+ Wigeon, 15 Pintail, Ruff, 2 Golden Plover & 1st. Win. Mediterranean Gull, Rahasane turlough (Paul Troake).
 7th September: 15 Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 6 Ruff, 22 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Pover & Knot, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 7th September: 6 Pectoral Sandpiper, again present, Caranavoodaun turlough.
 7th September: Juv. Black Tern, Fahy Lough, Omey Island (Jimmy Byrne).
 6th September: Little Stint, Tawin (Sean Holland).
 5th September: 10 Curlew Sandpiper, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 5th September: 5 Curlew Sandpiper, Kilcaimin (John Curley).
 5th September: 6 Pectoral Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, 5 Ruff & Juv. Little Stint, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake & Sean Holland).
 4th September: 9 Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 4th September: Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper & Juv. Little Stint, again present, Caranavoodaun turlough.
 4th September: Black Tern, Angliham, Lough Corrib (Paul Troake).
 4th September: 3 Juv. Curlew Sandpiper, Sanderling & 16 Knot, Kilcaimin (Paul Troake).
 3rd September: 4 Curlew Sandpiper, Kilcaimin (Dermot Breen).
 3rd September: 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, 3 White Wagtail & Ad. White-tailed Eagle, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Dermot Breen).
 3rd September: 5 Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Curlew Sandpiper, 7 Ruff, Juv. Little Stint, Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 2nd September: Mediterranean Gull, Oranmore Bay (Paul Troake).
 2nd September: Mediterranean Gull, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city (Tom Cuffe).
 2nd September: Pectoral Sandpiper & Juv. Little Stint, again present, Caranavoodaun turlough.
 1st September: Pectoral Sandpiper, Juv. Little Stint, 5+ Ruff, 1-2 Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, 35 Black-tailed Godwit, 5 Dunlin & 2 Pintail, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 August 2022
 31st August: Garganey, Ruff, 11 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 8 Black-tailed Godwit & 2 ringtail Hen Harrier, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Aonghus O'Donaill & Paul Troake).
 29th August: Ad. Sabine's Gull & 2 Grey Phalarope, (John Brittain & Sue Brittain).
 28th August: Whimbrel & 50 Black-tailed Godwit, Caranavoodaun turlough (Chris Peppiatt).
 28th August: 7-8 Grey Phalarope, North-west of Slyne Head (John Brittain & Sue Brittain).
 25th August: 2 Garganey, Caherglassaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 25th August: Green Sandpiper, Lydacan turlough (Paul Troake).
 25th August: Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Juv. Ruff & 41 Black-tailed Godwit, Caranavoodaun turlough (Paul Troake).
 21st August: Hen Harrier & White-tailed Eagle, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Dermot Breen).
 20th August: 22 Sooty Shearwater, Bunowen, Mannin (Dermot Breen).
 19th August: 4 Sooty Shearwater, Bunowen, Mannin (Dermot Breen).
 17th August: Wilson's Petral, 120+ Storm Petrel, 1,200+ Manx Shearwater, 4 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Arctic Tern, 2 Puffin & 3 Minke Whale, 11 km South-west of Inishmore (Mike Sylvia, Niall Keogh, Dermot Breen, Aonghus O'Donaill, Hugh Delaney & Gerard Walshe).
 14th August: Red Kite, Craughwell (Michael Bell & Molly Bell).
 13th August: 4 Green Sandpiper & Marsh Harrier, Caranavoodaun (Dermot Breen).
 11th August: 2 Wood Sandpiper & White-tailed Eagle, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 8th August: Ad. Rose-coloured Starling, again present, Lettergesh.
 7th August: Ad. Rose-coloured Starling, again present, Lettergesh.
 6th August: Ad. Rose-coloured Starling, Lettergesh (Vivienne Cummings).
 4th August: Juv. Mediterranean Gull, Long Walk, Galway city (Niall Keogh).
 4th August: Dipper, River Corrib, Galway city (Niall Keogh).
 3rd August: Male Hen Harrier, Knockranny, Lough Corrib (Paul Troake).
 July 2022
 27th July: Elegant Tern & Forster's Tern, again present, Inishroo/Gull Island, Corranroo Bay.
 26th July: Elegant Tern, again present, Inishroo/Gull Island, Corranroo Bay.
 26th July: 2 Common Sandpiper, Lough Atalia, Galway city (Tom Cuffe).
 25th July: Green Sandpiper, Lough Coy (Ray Glynn).
 23rd July: Ad. Forster's Tern, again present, Inishroo, Corranroo Bay.
 22nd July: Elegant Tern, again present, Inishroo/Gull Island, Corranroo Bay.
 22nd July: Kingfisher, Rusheen Bay, Galway city (Jacob Mead).
 21st July: Elegant Tern, again present, Inishroo/Gull Island, Corranroo Bay.
 19th July: Yellowhammer, Caherateemore/Cartymore North (Eamonn Delaney).
 19th July: Ad. Rose-coloured Starling, Kiloughter, Nr. Angliham, Lough Corrib (Marcus Hogan).
 19th July: Peregrine, Carragh Hill, Knocknacarra, Galway city (Michael Davis).
 19th July: Elegant Tern, again present, Inishroo/Gull Island, Corranroo Bay.
 18th July: Elegant Tern, Inishroo/Gull Island, Corranroo Bay (Sean Holland).
 18th July: 2nd Yr. Little Gull, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Dermot Breen).
 15th July: Sooty Shearwater & Common Scoter, Bunowen, Mannin (Dermot Breen).
 12th July: Kingfisher, Ower Bridge (Neil Sharkey).
 12th July: White-tailed Eagle, Glenlo, Lough Corrib (Marcus Hogan).
 11th July: Ad. Little Gull, Muckrush, Lough Corrib (Paul Troake).
 11th July: Red Kite, M6 near Cappataggle (John Curley).
 10th July: Ad. Mediterranean Gull, Tawin (Sean Holland).
 9th July: Ad. Forster's Tern & 2 (Ad. & 2nd Sum.) Mediterranean Gull, Inishroo, Corranroo Bay (Paul Troake).
 3rd July: 2 Yellowhammer, Coldwood, Craughwell (Dermot Breen).
 3rd July: Fea's Petrel, off Slyne Head (John Brittain).
 3rd July: 1st Sum. Hobby, again present, Lough Kinlea.
 2nd July: 1st Sum. Hobby, again present, Lough Kinlea.

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