Priority list 2017-12-26T18:59:50+00:00

The priority list includes species with fewer than 100 breeding pairs in Ireland. Species that are currently monitored by other schemes are indicated with asterisks:

Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Wigeon Moreca penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Shoveler Anas clypeata
Pochard Aythya ferina
Scaup Aythya marila
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Goosander Mergus merganser
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
*Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
*White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
*Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahelis
Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Snowy Owl Bubo scandicus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
*Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
*Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis