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There are two places you are likely to hear them in Mayo:
The first is on the Mullet peninsula, especially Carne Hill (near Erris FC football pitch), around Termoncarragh Lake (beside the graveyard and over the hill towards the ruin of Glebe House, where BWI own several meadows) and at the southern tip in and around the villages of Fallmore and Surgeview.
The second place you are likely to hear them is in the southwest Mayo coast area, west of Louisburgh, near Roonagh Quay (at the road junction near the post office at Aghany and at the Accony crossroads, 1km east of Aghany). Park near the pier and walk back up the road 100-200 metres.
In 2011, 27 calling (male) Corncrakes were found in Mayo - 25 on the Mullet and 2 in SWMayo. Nationally there were 135 calling males.
If you hear a Corncrake, please report it. The sooner you report it, the sooner this vulnerable species can be protected.
To report a Corncrake, please provide details of the time, date and exact location (OS ref if possible) to either of the following:
Over a dozen birds confirmed calling on he Mullet, plus similar numbers on Inishbofin.
Inishturbot has at least 6 calling, with one each on Omey, Inishturk North & Inverin.
2012 Corncrake Updates
2011 Corncrake Updates
2010 - Corncrake Updates
2009 - Corncrake Updates
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