eBird from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a fine resource for discovering what birds are being seen in our area on any given day. It also enables us to see what species are being seen in many parts of the world.
Here are 24 species that were reported from the Munster region of southern Ireland on July 20. 2022.
Some are birds that might be seen in the Toronto area:
Some are occasionally seen here in winter:
Some can be seen in other parts of North America:
Some have close relatives that can be seen in our area:
and four distinctly European species:
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. – W.B. Yeats