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Peak I-WeBS counts: main estuaries

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Peak I-WeBS counts at main Co Waterford estuaries:
highest counts for each species based on counts in winters 1994/95 to 2004/2005
 
Figures here are based on available data from the first 11 winters of the survey (1994/95 to 2004/05), and will be updated when more complete data have been compiled.  Last updated 19 Feb 2005.
 
+ = species present but not counted.     [ ] = species usually not counted at this site, thus peak count quoted may be have been exceeded on some dates.
 

 

 

Blackwater

 

Dungarvan

 

Tramore

 

Waterford

 

 

Estuary

 

Harbour

 

Backstrand

 

Harbour

 

 

(Waterford

 

 

 

& Bay

 

(Cheekpoint

 

 

& Cork)

 

 

 

 

 

to Creadan Hd)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-throated Diver

 

 

 

9

 

110

 

 

Black-throated Diver

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Great Northern Diver

 

25

 

14

 

9

 

3

Little Grebe

 

1

 

6

 

1

 

 

Great Crested Grebe

 

 

 

81

 

4

 

39

Slavonian Grebe

 

1

 

3

 

1

 

 

Black-necked Grebe

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Cormorant

 

165

 

107

 

36

 

169

Shag

 

 

 

+

 

+

 

 

Grey Heron

 

25

 

38

 

15

 

10

Little Egret

 

24

 

17

 

34

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mute Swan

 

12

 

7

 

55

 

6

Whooper Swan

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Light-bellied Brent Goose

 

49

 

948

 

854

 

133

Shelduck

 

137

 

995

 

38

 

45

Wigeon

 

1374

 

383

 

195

 

84

Teal

 

423

 

343

 

237

 

5

Green-winged Teal

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mallard

 

201

 

80

 

100

 

135

Pintail

 

6

 

32

 

2

 

5

Garganey

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoveler

 

93

 

6

 

2

 

 

Pochard

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Tufted Duck

 

4

 

 

 

1

 

 

Scaup

 

3

 

1

 

1

 

 

Eider

 

4

 

1

 

1

 

 

Long-tailed Duck

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

 

Common Scoter

 

 

 

3

 

45

 

 

Velvet Scoter

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Goldeneye

 

1

 

25

 

1

 

15

Red-breasted Merganser

 

13

 

66

 

27

 

7

Goosander

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Rail

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

4

Moorhen

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oystercatcher

 

648

 

952

 

662

 

1227

Ringed Plover

 

78

 

118

 

104

 

30

Golden Plover

 

5700

 

6800

 

4000

 

158

Grey Plover

 

77

 

589

 

372

 

1

Lapwing

 

3912

 

5420

 

6000

 

3190

Knot

 

118

 

996

 

125

 

48

Sanderling

 

2

 

101

 

71

 

20

Little Stint

 

6

 

 

 

1

 

 

Curlew Sandpiper

 

34

 

1

 

2

 

 

Dunlin

 

2537

 

6650

 

2721

 

379

Ruff

 

7

 

1

 

 

 

 

Jack Snipe

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Snipe

 

186

 

260

 

182

 

21

Black-tailed Godwit

 

982

 

1200

 

530

 

265

Bar-tailed Godwit

 

286

 

1593

 

576

 

271

Whimbrel

 

4

 

1

 

1

 

 

Curlew

 

1544

 

1290

 

1170

 

380

Spotted Redshank

 

6

 

1

 

 

 

 

Redshank

 

658

 

951

 

314

 

166

Greenshank

 

34

 

29

 

25

 

7

Green Sandpiper

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Sandpiper

 

2

 

2

 

1

 

 

Turnstone

 

54

 

284

 

38

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Gull

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

Mediterranean Gull

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-headed Gull

 

1171

 

[600]

 

[157]

 

+

Common Gull

 

912

 

+

 

[7]

 

+

Ring-billed Gull

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

Lesser Black-backed Gull

 

507

 

[1343]

 

[950]

 

[1150]

Herring Gull

 

111

 

+

 

[20]

 

+

Iceland Gull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Glaucous Gull

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

2

Great Black-backed Gull

 

428

 

[80]

 

[2]

 

+

Kittiwake

 

 

 

+

 

+

 

 

Sandwich Tern

 

109

 

 

 

16

 

 

Roseate Tern

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forster's Tern

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Kingfisher

 

2

 

1

 

2

 

Blackwater

 

Dungarvan

 

Tramore

 

Waterford

 

 

Estuary

 

Harbour

 

Backstrand

 

Harbour

 

 

(Waterford

 

 

 

& Bay

 

(Cheekpoint

 

 

& Cork)

 

 

 

 

 

to Creadan Hd)

 

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