Birds

The list below is limited to those species which have been positively identified by the residents of the island. Many visitors claim to have seen some quite exotic birds but these have been omitted since confirmation is lacking.

We are always looking to improve our collection of pictures of birds. If you have taken a picture of one on Lismore, why not email it to us. Please let us know where and when you took it and (if you know it) what it is.

Common name Scientific name Gaelic name Picture Type Comments
Buzzard Bird of prey
Peregrine Bird of prey
Sparrow Hawk Bird of prey
Kestrel Bird of prey
Marsh Harrier Bird of prey
Hen Harrier Bird of prey
Barn Owl Bird of prey
Tawny Owl Bird of prey
Greenland White-fronted Goose Duck / goose
Greylag Goose Duck / goose
Barnacle Goose Duck / goose
Mute Swan Duck / goose
Whooper Swan Duck / goose
Eider Duck Duck / goose
Goldeneye Duck / goose
Mallard Duck / goose
Wigeon Duck / goose
Teal Duck / goose
Shelduck Duck / goose
Little Grebe Duck / goose
Canada Goose Duck / goose
Mistle Thrush Thrush / garden
Fieldfare Thrush / garden
Redwing Thrush / garden
Wren Thrush / garden
House Martin Thrush / garden
Swallow Thrush / garden
Tree Sparrow Thrush / garden
Herring Gull Sea birds
Black-headed Gull Sea birds
Lesser Black-backed Gull Sea birds
Greater Black-backed Gull Sea birds
Common Gull Sea birds
Gannet Sea birds
Cormorant Sea birds
Shag Sea birds
Arctic Tern Sea birds
Razorbill Sea birds
Guillemot Sea birds
Greenfinch Finches / warblers / tits
Goldfinch Finches / warblers / tits
Twite Finches / warblers / tits
Brambling Finches / warblers / tits
Coal Tit Finches / warblers / tits
Blue Tit Finches / warblers / tits
Great Tit Finches / warblers / tits
Tree Creeper Finches / warblers / tits
Sedge Warbler Finches / warblers / tits
Reed Warbler Finches / warblers / tits
Willow Warbler Finches / warblers / tits
Whitethroat Finches / warblers / tits
Gold Crest Finches / warblers / tits
Long-tailed Tit Finches / warblers / tits
Oystercatcher Waders / shore
Ringed Plover Waders / shore
Golden Plover Waders / shore
Grey Plover Waders / shore
Turnstone Waders / shore
Dunlin Waders / shore
Knot Waders / shore
Redshank Waders / shore
Greenshank Waders / shore
Common Sandpiper Waders / shore
Curlew Waders / shore
Whimbrel Waders / shore
Lapwing Waders / shore
Rook Miscellaneous
Hooded Crow Miscellaneous
Jackdaw Miscellaneous
Raven Miscellaneous
Sky Lark Miscellaneous
Grey Wagtail Miscellaneous
Pied Wagtail Miscellaneous
Pied Flycatcher Miscellaneous
Linnet Miscellaneous
Whinchat Miscellaneous
Stonechat Miscellaneous
Wood Pigeon Miscellaneous
Rock Dove Miscellaneous
Woodcock Miscellaneous
Snipe Miscellaneous
Pheasant Miscellaneous
Corncrake Miscellaneous
Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Bullfinch Finches / warblers / tits
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Chaffinch Finches / warblers / tits
Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto Chaffinch Miscellaneous Also known as Eurasian collared dove.
Common Blackbird Turdus merula Common Blackbird Thrush / garden
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling Thrush / garden
Cuckoo Cuckoo Miscellaneous
Dunnock Prunella modularis Cuckoo Thrush / garden
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Grey heron Waders / shore
House Sparrow Passer domesticus House sparrow Thrush / garden
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Meadow pipit Miscellaneous
Robin Erithacus rubecula Robin Thrush / garden Also known as European robin.
Siskin Siskin Finches / warblers / tits
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Song thrush Thrush / garden
Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Wheatear Miscellaneous

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