Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 2nd:

Sykes's Warbler

Garinish, West Beara, Cork, 2013. 

2nd Irish Record

Buff-bellied Pipit

Truska Marsh, Galway, 2010. 

Little Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 2005. 

Radde's Warbler

East Town, Tory Island, Donegal, 2003. 

10th Irish Record

Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2001. 

9th Irish Record

Red-eyed Vireo

Near the Lighthouse Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

Trapped. 7th Irish Record


Galley Head, Cork, 1979. 

6th Irish Record

Squacco Heron

Trinity College, Dublin, 1967. 

Found dying in the college grounds

Richard's Pipit

Ineermore, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1967. 

May be 2 birds involved. 8th Irish Record

Long-billed Dowitcher

Rahasane, Galway, 1963. 

4 birds eventually joined by a 5th. 6th Irish Record

Baird's Sandpiper

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1962. 

1st Irish Record

Short-toed Lark

North Slob, Wexford, 1955. 

6th Irish Record

Melodious Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1953. 

Trapped. 3rd Irish Record

Little Bunting

Rockabill Island, Dublin, 1908. 

Killed striking light. 1st Irish Record

Wilson's Storm-petrel

Mossvale, near Dunmurry, Down, 1891. 

Obtained following a storm and died the following day. 2nd Irish Record

Little Bittern

Drinagh Bog, Wexford, 1887. 

Caught by a dog

Undated October records

First Records for

Today is 2nd October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Brown Noddy

2nd October, 1912.

Wadden Sea, near Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Date approx. Said to have been killed in early October

Paulsen, P. 1925. Seltenheit der Schleswig-holsteinischen Ornis. Ornithologische Monatsberichte 50: 163-164.

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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Spotted Flycatcher Wexford Ireland
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. September 6th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
5 more photo(s) of Spotted Flycatcher:
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Northern Wheatear Wexford Ireland
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Hook Head, County Wexford. September 5th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
4 more photo(s) of Northern Wheatear:
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Sanderling Wexford Ireland
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. August 23rd, 2014.
Canon 7D  
2 more photo(s) of Sanderling:
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Common Kingfisher Wexford Ireland
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
River Slaney, County Wexford. August 10th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
1 more photo(s) of Common Kingfisher:
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Dunlin Wexford Ireland
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. July 19th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
6 more photo(s) of Dunlin:
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Linnet Wexford Ireland
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. July 5th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
3 more photo(s) of Linnet:
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Song Thrush Wexford Ireland
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Carne, County Wexford. May 17th, 2014.
Canon 7D, 300mm f4, +1.4x  
4 more photo(s) of Song Thrush:
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Common Whitethroat Wexford Ireland
Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. May 11th, 2014.
Canon 7D, 300mm f4, +1.4x  
2 more photo(s) of Common Whitethroat:
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