Striata or maritima, the Curlew-Sandpiper, T.
On the plains a few waders breed, as the avocet, western willet and longbilled curlew; but most are birds of passage.
Silurian rocks, with Old Red Sandstone over them, come out at the west end of the Curlew range at Ballaghaderreen.
There are numerous species in these sheltered channels, inlets and sounds of geese, ducks, swans, cormorants, ibises, bitterns, red-beaks, curlew, snipe, plover and moorhens.
The ibis is somewhat larger than a curlew, Numenius arquata, which bird it resembles, with a much stouter bill and stouter legs.