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This checklist includes all bird species found in Connaught , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements, version 2015. If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Connaught [map]
Other names: Connacht
Number of species: 296
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2009-02-28

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Graylag GooseAnser anser
Snow GooseChen caerulescensRare/Accidental
BrantBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americanaRare/Accidental
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
King EiderSomateria spectabilisRare/Accidental
Common EiderSomateria mollissima
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Gray PartridgePerdix perdix
Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Arctic LoonGavia arctica
Pacific LoonGavia pacificaRare/Accidental
Common LoonGavia immer

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Fea's PetrelPterodroma feaeRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusCritically endangered
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroliRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Red KiteMilvus milvusNear-threatened
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crex
Water RailRallus aquaticus
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
American CootFulica americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
KilldeerCharadrius vociferusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitariaRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisRare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skua
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

DovekieAlle alleRare/Accidental
Common MurreUria aalge
RazorbillAlca torda
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Ross's GullRhodostethia roseaRare/Accidental
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Thayer's GullLarus thayeriRare/Accidental
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusRare/Accidental
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyonRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos majorRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoRare/Accidental
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligataRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blyth's Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoriaRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillansRare/Accidental
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aureaRare/Accidental
Scaly ThrushZoothera daumaRare/Accidental
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
American RobinTurdus migratoriusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaRare/Accidental
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaRare/Accidental
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaretRare/Accidental
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
TwiteCarduelis flavirostris
Eurasian LinnetCarduelis cannabina
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 

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