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Published Irish Bird Report / Irish Rare Bird Report records: crakes to waders

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Species Number Location Date Year Comment
Corncrake "no report of any" Co Waterford 1975
Corncrake 1 trapped Cheekpoint 01-Sep 1993 [caught by dog; ringed]
Corncrake calling male Creadan Head June & July 1994
Oystercatcher breeds Dungarvan Bay 1956 "Now breeds regularly"
Oystercatcher 443 Dungarvan Harbour Jan 1971
Oystercatcher 1294 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Black-winged Stilt ad male & female Tramore 04-May 1995 [1st county record]
Avocet 1 Tramore Backstrand 31-Mar 1997 presumed same as N Slob, Wexford, 12-22 March [2nd county record]
Ringed Plover 89 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
American Golden Plover juvenile Cunnigar, Dungarvan 08-Nov 2008 photographed
American Golden Plover adult Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand 19-23 Sep 2009 photographed
Golden Plover 8110 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Golden Plover pair bred Co Waterford 1994 nest later abandoned; 1st nesting in county20th century
Grey Plover 172 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Grey Plover 113 Tramore Jan 1971
Grey Plover 109 Tramore 28-Feb 1982
Grey Plover 475 Dungarvan 16-Feb 1986
Grey Plover 610 Dungarvan 24-Feb 1991 high count
Grey Plover 1 Knockaderry Reservoir 05-Oct 1991 inland record
Lapwing 2990 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr

Knot 10+ Back Strand, Tramore 16-Sep 1960
Knot 50+ Dungarvan Harbour 20-Dec 1960
Knot 1600 Dungarvan Harbour Jan 1971 3rd highest count of 19 Dublin-Cork estuaries
Knot 2258 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Sanderling 46 Tramore 07-Oct 1956
Sanderling c.30 Tramore 26-Nov 1961
Sanderling c.200 Waterford Harbour 26-Nov 1961
Sanderling c.30 Tramore 21-Jan 1962
Sanderling 105 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Semipalmated Sandpiper juvenile Cunnigar [Dungarvan] 27-Sep 1998 1st county record
Semipalmated Sandpiper adult Clonea Strand 13-19 Sept 1999
Semipalmated Sandpiper juvenile Cunnigar, Dungarvan 23-Sep 2006 photographed
Little Stint 1 to 3 Ballyshunnock [Reservoir] 18 Aug-9 Sep 1975
Little Stint 2 Fornaght Strand 23-Aug 1975
Little Stint 1 Dungarvan 7-26 Sept 1985
Little Stint adult Dungarvan 22 July-14 Oct 1986
Little Stint 1 Co. Waterford Oct 1988
Little Stint 1 Tramore 12-Sep 1993
Little Stint 2 Dungarvan 02-Oct 1993
Little Stint 1 Tramore 01-Jan 1994 winter record
Little Stint 1 Little Island, Waterford Hbr [27] Dec 1994 winter record; not 26 Dec
Little Stint 1 Ballyshunnock Reservoir 16-Sep 1995
Little Stint 2 Tramore 24-Sep 1995
Little Stint 6 Tramore Backstrand 19-Sep 1998
Little Stint 1 Dungarvan 3-14 Oct 2003
Little Stint 1 Clonea Strand 16-Nov 2003

White-rumped Sandpiper 1 Kinsalebeg 26-Sep 2006 1st for county
Baird's Sandpiper 1 Kinsalebeg 22-Sep 1982 [1st county record]
Baird's Sandpiper 1 Knockaderry reservoir 30 Sept-1 Oct 1984
Baird's Sandpiper Juvenile Dungarvan 04-Sep 2002 [the Cunnigar]
Pectoral Sandpiper 2 Knockaderry reservoir 30 Sept-1 Oct 1984 [1st county record]
Curlew Sandpiper up to 16 Dungarvan 27 Sep-9 Oct 1975
Curlew Sandpiper 2 Tramore 27-Aug 1977
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 23-Aug 1980
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Tramore 24-Oct 1981
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 14-Sep 1985
Curlew Sandpiper 36 Dungarvan 26-Sep 1985
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 05-Sep 1986
Curlew Sandpiper 2 Dungarvan 11-14 Oct 1986
Curlew Sandpiper 5 Co Waterford Aug 1987
Curlew Sandpiper 8 Co Waterford Sept 1987
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Co Waterford Oct 1987
Curlew Sandpiper 2 Co. Waterford Aug 1988
Curlew Sandpiper 90 Co. Waterford Sep 1988
Curlew Sandpiper 38 Co. Waterford Oct 1988
Curlew Sandpiper 15 Co. Waterford Sept 1990
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Tramore 12-Sep 1993
Curlew Sandpiper 4 Dungarvan 02-Oct 1993
Curlew Sandpiper 4 Dungarvan 22-Sep 1995
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Tramore 24-Sep 1995
Curlew Sandpiper 10 Tramore Backstrand 05-Oct 1996
Curlew Sandpiper 32 Tramore Backstrand 19-Sep 1998
Curlew Sandpiper 35 Clonea 04-Feb 1999
Curlew Sandpiper 45 Clonea 14-Feb 1999
Curlew Sandpiper 78 Ballyneety, Dungarvan 18-Mar 1999
Curlew Sandpiper 95 Ballyneety, Dungarvan 04-Apr 1999
Curlew Sandpiper 2 Tramore Backstrand 23-Sep 2001
Curlew Sandpiper juvenile Dungarvan 01-Oct 2001
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 09-Dec 2001 [winter]

Dunlin 2415 Dungarvan Harbour Jan 1971 5th highest count of 19 Dublin-Cork estuaries
Dunlin 3840 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Dunlin 5,336 Dungarvan 12-Jan 1986
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 1 R. Dawn Reservoir [Ballyshunnock] 1972 "first records of a Nearctic wader in .. . county"
Buff-breasted Sandpiper juvenile Dungarvan 14-Oct 1986
Buff-breasted Sandpiper juvenile Clonea Beach 13-Sep 2006 photographed
Buff-breasted Sandpiper juvenile Ballinard, Dungarvan 01-Oct 2006 photographed
Ruff recorded Co Waterford 1956
Ruff 3 R. Brickey [Dungarvan] 09-Sep 1958
Ruff 3 Ballyshunnock Reservoir 24-26 Aug 1992
Ruff 1 Tramore 27-Aug 1992
Ruff 1 Tramore 20-Dec 1992
Ruff 7 (ad f + 6 juvs) Kilmeaden Pools 01-Sep 2000
Ruff 1 Dungarvan [Ballyneety] 17-Aug 2002
Ruff 2 juvs Dungarvan [Ballyneety] 27-Aug 2002
Ruff 1 [juv f] Dungarvan [Kilminnin] 11-Sep 2002
Snipe 127 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Snipe 164 Dungarvan 13-Dec 1986 peak
Black-tailed Godwit 500+ R. Brickey estuary [Dungarvan] 09-Sep 1958
Black-tailed Godwit c.50 Dungarvan Harbour 18-Apr 1960
Black-tailed Godwit 148 Dungarvan 20-Dec 1960
Black-tailed Godwit 250 Dungarvan 28-Dec 1960
Black-tailed Godwit 622 Dungarvan Harbour Jan 1971 3rd highest count of 19 Dublin-Cork estuaries
Black-tailed Godwit 622 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Black-tailed Godwit 1,270 Blackwater Callows 15-Nov 1986 peak count
Black-tailed Godwit 1,120 Dungarvan 15-Nov 1986 peak count
Black-tailed Godwit 1,481 Dungarvan 08-Jan 1987
Black-tailed Godwit 1,500 Dungarvan 15-Aug 1987
Black-tailed Godwit 1,100 Dungarvan 24-Feb 1991

Bar-tailed Godwit 300+ Dungarvan Harbour 20-Dec 1960
Bar-tailed Godwit 991 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Bar-tailed Godwit 424 Waterford Harbour Jan 1971 5th highest count of 19 Dublin-Cork estuaries
Bar-tailed Godwit 1,370 Dungarvan 16-Feb 1986
Whimbrel 39 Clonea 05-Apr 1986
Whimbrel 56 Bunmahon 20-Apr 1986
Whimbrel 200 Dungarvan 20-Apr 1986
Whimbrel 302 Co. Waterford Apr-Dec 1987
Whimbrel 61 Co. Waterford May 1987
Whimbrel 82 bird-days Co. Waterford 2nd half Apr 1989
Whimbrel 110 Dungarvan 27-Jul 1990 high autumn count
Whimbrel 70 Kilfarrassy 24-Apr 1992 flew west
Whimbrel 56 Portally 24-Apr 1993 high counts
Whimbrel 1 Tramore 01-Jan 1994 winter record
Whimbrel 1 Tramore 07-Jan 1995 winter
Whimbrel 1 Tramore 19-Nov 1995 winter; 3rd consecutive winter thissite
Whimbrel 1 Tramore Backstrand 1 Jan-25 Feb 1996 winter
Whimbrel 22 Paulsworth [nr Ardmore] 28-Apr 1996 peak counts
Whimbrel 1 Clonea Strand 19 Jan-14 Feb 2003 winter
Curlew 1251 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Curlew 930 Blackwater Callows 12-Jan 1986 peak count

Common Sandpiper c.10 R. Brickey estuary [Dungarvan] 09-Sep 1958
Common Sandpiper 1 Waterford City 20-Nov 1982 winter
Common Sandpiper 27 Dungarvan 22-Jul 1986 peak
Common Sandpiper 1 Ballynatray [R. Blackwater] 8 Nov-15 Dec 1986 [winter]
Common Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 16-Nov 1986 [winter]
Common Sandpiper reported Co. Waterford winter 1990
Common Sandpiper 2 Little Island 26-Nov 1995 winter
Common Sandpiper 1 Little Island 25-Dec 1995 winter
Common Sandpiper 2 Dungarvan 1-31 Jan 1996 winter
Common Sandpiper 1 Dunmore East 14 Jan-24 Feb 1996 winter
Common Sandpiper 1 Little Island 26-Dec 1999 winter
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Ballynatray [R. Blackwater] 2-20 Nov 1982 [1st county] 4th Irish record
Spotted Sandpiper 1 Tourig River, Youghal 14-22 Nov 2007 photographed, Cos Cork & Waterford

Green Sandpiper 1 Co Waterford Sept 1972
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballyshunnock reservoir 13 & 20 July 1975
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballymacaw 15-Aug 1975
Green Sandpiper 1 Tramore 17-Aug 1975
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballyshunnock reservoir 06-Sep 1975
Green Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 14-Jul 1976
Green Sandpiper 1 Brownstown Head 14 & 15 Aug 1976
Green Sandpiper up to 3 Coolfin Nov-Dec 1980
Green Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 16-Feb 1980
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballyshunnock reservoir 28-Sep 1980
Green Sandpiper 2 Ballyshunnock [reservoir] 26-Jul 1981
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballyshunnock [reservoir] 29-Aug 1981
Green Sandpiper 1 Knockaderry [Reservoir] 24-Jan 1982
Green Sandpiper 1 Tramore 15-Aug 1982
Green Sandpiper 1 Butlerstown 19-Dec 1982
Green Sandpiper 1 Coolfin 15-Nov 1985
Green Sandpiper 1 Blackwater Callows 19-Sep 1986
Green Sandpiper 4 Dungarvan 15-Oct 1986 peak
Green Sandpiper 2 Tramore 15-Oct 1986
Green Sandpiper 4 Dungarvan 16-Nov 1986 peak
Green Sandpiper recorded Dungarvan Apr-Dec 1986
Green Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan 31 Jan & 14 March 1987
Green Sandpiper 5 Co. Waterford July-Sept 1987
Green Sandpiper 4 Dungarvan 3 & 7 Jan 1988 winter records
Green Sandpiper 1 Coolfin 22-Dec 1988 winter records
Green Sandpiper 2 Dungarvan Dec 1988 winter records
Green Sandpiper 4 Co. Waterford Aug 1990
Green Sandpiper 1 Co. Waterford Oct 1990
Green Sandpiper 1 Co. Waterford Nov 1990
Green Sandpiper 4 Co. Waterford Dec 1990
Green Sandpiper 1 Coolfin 04-Jan 1992
Green Sandpiper 2 Dungarvan 04-Jan 1992
Green Sandpiper 1 Tramore 28-Aug 1992
Green Sandpiper 1 Tramore 10-Jul 1993 [correction: 11 July]
Green Sandpiper 1 Coolfin 10-Dec 1995
Green Sandpiper 1 Belle Lake 30-Aug 1996
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballyshunnock Reservoir 01-Sep 1996
Green Sandpiper 1 Kilmeaden Pools 01-Sep 2000
Green Sandpiper 1 Ballyshunnock Reservoir 06-Sep 2000
Green Sandpiper 2 Ballyshunnock Reservoir 07-Sep 2000

Spotted Redshank reported Co Waterford autumn 1956
Spotted Redshank 1 R. Brickey estuary [Dungarvan] 09-Sep 1958
Spotted Redshank 1 Dungarvan Harbour 21-Jan 1961
Spotted Redshank 1 Back Strand, Tramore 26-Nov 1961
Spotted Redshank 5 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Spotted Redshank 16 Kinsalebeg 16-Nov 1975
Spotted Redshank 6 Dungarvan Oct 1975
Spotted Redshank 1 Dungarvan 11-Aug 2002
Spotted Redshank 1 Dungarvan 13-Dec 2002
Greenshank 16 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Greenshank 27 Dungarvan 07-Sep 1985 high count
Greenshank 31 Dungarvan 22-Jul 1986
Greenshank 29 Tramore 16-Aug 1986
Lesser Yellowlegs adult or 1st-summer Clonea Strand 17-21 Apr 1999 [1st county record]
Lesser Yellowlegs juvenile Ballyneety, Dungarvan 28 Sep-2 Oct 2005 photographed
Lesser Yellowlegs 1st-winter Cunnigar, Dungarvan 17-23 Nov 2009 photographed
Wood Sandpiper 1 Back Strand, Tramore 4 & 5 Aug 1960 [2nd county record]
Wood Sandpiper 2 Ballyshunnock [reservoir] 29-Aug 1981
Wood Sandpiper 2 Dungarvan 17-Aug 1986
Wood Sandpiper juvenile Kilmeaden Pools 01-Sep 2000
Wood Sandpiper 1 Kilmeaden Pools 03-Sep 2003
Redshank 490 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Turnstone 199 four main Waterford estuaries Jan 1971 Waterford Hbr, Tramore, Dungarvan, Youghal Hbr
Turnstone 108 Waterford Harbour Jan 1971 Highest count of 19 Dublin-Cork estuaries
Turnstone 229 Dungarvan 16-Feb 1986
Red-necked Phalarope recorded Co Waterford summer 1969
Grey Phalarope 1 Tramore 22-Sep 1981
Grey Phalarope 5 Helvick Head 18-Sep 1999
Grey Phalarope 1 Clonea Strand 16-Nov 2002
Grey Phalarope 5 Clonea 09-Nov 2003

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