In this section you will find information on the birds of Lough Carra. The information comes from a variety of sources over the last hundred years or so. The annotated list of birds gives a general picture of which species have been recorded on or near the lake, together with notes on changes that appear to have occurred.
More detailed information on certain aspects is presented in the other sections, including recent studies on wildfowl numbers.
Breeding Bird Census by Chris and Lynda Huxley – February 2015
Great White Egret by Chris and Lynda Huxley
Review of Duck Population Changes 1967 – 2006 by Chris Meehan, B.W.H. Stronach, C. Huxley and N. Stronach 2009
The Fair Maid of Carra – Shooting Times 1st November 1969
Waterfowl Populations 1967-2006 – A Study of the Waterfowl Populations on Lough Carra, County Mayo, 1967 – 2006 by Chris Meehan 2007
Wildfowl of Lough Carra – Shooting Times 25th October 1969
“Wildfowl” by Brian Stronach from the 1969 edition of “The Bridge”, Ballinrobe Parish Magazine 1969, the extract was supplied by Averil Staunton of www.historicalballinrobe.com from with kind permission from the Editor.
Winter Mallard Population – Wildfowl Populations on Lough Carra – Where Have All the Mallard Gone? by Chris Huxley 2003