Donegal’s corncrake population on the rise

DONEGAL now has the highest population of corncrakes in Ireland as efforts to save the elusive bird species from extinction continue. New figures from the National Parks and Wildlife Service show that 197 calling male corncrakes have been recorded nationally this year – a five per-cent increase on the 188 birds documented in 2021. Corncrakes were recorded in five counties, […]

Nest of corncrake eggs found at Fanad Head

THE discovery of a nest of corncrake eggs in north Donegal is thought to be the first of its kind in Ireland. The 11 eggs were unearthed by a farmer at Fanad Head who came upon them while mowing his field. He immediately contacted field officers at Corncrake LIFE, a new State-led programme working with the farming community to preserve and even re-create the […]