Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 20th:


Northern Harrier

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011. 

North American race of Hen Harrier. 4th Irish Record


Little Bunting

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010. 


Woodlark

Dursey Island, Cork, 2007. 


American Black Duck

Ventry, Kerry, 2006. 


Blyth's Reed Warbler

Lough Errul, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2006. 

Original ID Reed Warbler, later corrected. 1st Irish Record


Booted Warbler

Mizen Head, Cork, 2006. 

5th Irish Record


Siberian Stonechat

Galley Head, Cork, 1990. 

3rd Irish Record


Arctic Warbler

Toe Head, Cork, 1985. 

5th Irish Record


Temminck's Stint

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1984. 


Black Brant

Strangford Lough, Down, 1979. 

4th Irish Record


Richard's Pipit

Reddy Flats, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 1968. 

2 birds. 10th Irish Record. 1st NI Record


Blue-winged Teal

Ballylogue, near New Ross, Kilkenny, 1962. 

Shot. 10th Irish Record


Canada or Cackling Goose

North Slob, Wexford, 1957. 

Up to 4 birds until February 1958. Considered to be genuine vagrants not identified to either species. 5th Irish Record


Red-breasted Flycatcher

Tuskar Rock Lighthouse, Wexford, 1952. 

Killed striking lighthouse. Year possibly 1951. 9th Irish Record


Reed Warbler

Rockabill Lighthouse, Dublin, 1908. 

Killed striking lighthouse. 2nd Irish Record


Red-breasted Flycatcher

The Tearaght, Kerry, 1890. 

Shot. 2nd Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 20th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Prairie Warbler

20th October, 2012.

Lighthouse Valley, Corvo, Azores.

Remained until 23rd October

Eds 2012. Western Palearctic News. Birding World 25(10): 426


Red-shouldered Hawk

20th October, 1961.

North Atlantic, At sea.

Came on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth II while eastbound in the Atlantic and remained for 3 days to cross 30W. The provenance of a 1863 record from Scotland is uncertain

Durand, A.L. 1972. Landbirds over the North Atlantic: unpublished records 1961-65 and thoughts a decade later. British Birds 65(10): 428-442


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Northern Wheatear Donegal Ireland
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Tory Island, County Donegal. October 12th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
5 more photo(s) of Northern Wheatear:
Northern%20Wheatear, Hook Head, Wexford. 2014 Northern%20Wheatear, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2014 Northern%20Wheatear, Carne Harbour, Wexford. 2012 Northern%20Wheatear, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2006 Northern%20Wheatear, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2002 
Merlin Donegal Ireland
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Tory Island, County Donegal. October 12th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
3 more photo(s) of Merlin:
Merlin, Carnsore Point, Wexford. 2010 Merlin, Carnsore Point, Wexford. 2007 Merlin, Carnsore Point, Wexford. 2007 
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:
Spotted%20Flycatcher, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2013 Spotted%20Flycatcher, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2010 Spotted%20Flycatcher, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2010 Spotted%20Flycatcher, Carne, Wexford. 2009 Spotted%20Flycatcher, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2006 
Northern Wheatear Wexford Ireland
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Hook Head, County Wexford. September 5th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
5 more photo(s) of Northern Wheatear:
Northern%20Wheatear, Tory Island, Donegal. 2014 Northern%20Wheatear, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2014 Northern%20Wheatear, Carne Harbour, Wexford. 2012 Northern%20Wheatear, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2006 Northern%20Wheatear, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2002 
Sanderling Wexford Ireland
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. August 23rd, 2014.
Canon 7D  
2 more photo(s) of Sanderling:
Sanderling, Carne, Wexford. 2013 Sanderling, Carne Beach, Wexford. 2007 
Common Kingfisher Wexford Ireland
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
River Slaney, County Wexford. August 10th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
1 more photo(s) of Common Kingfisher:
Common%20Kingfisher, Swords Estuary, Dublin. 2007 
Dunlin Wexford Ireland
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. July 19th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
6 more photo(s) of Dunlin:
Dunlin, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2013 Dunlin, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2010 Dunlin, North Slob Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Wexford. 2009 Dunlin, Carne Beach, Wexford. 2007 Dunlin, Carne Beach, Wexford. 2007 Dunlin, Carne Beach, Wexford. 2007 
Linnet Wexford Ireland
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. July 5th, 2014.
Canon 7D  
3 more photo(s) of Linnet:
Linnet, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2013 Linnet, Killag, Wexford. 2012 Linnet, Rosslare Harbour, Wexford. 2006