Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 25th:


Bee-eater

Blackrock Strand, Kerry, 2011. 


Cackling Goose

Ballyconnell and Lissadell, Sligo, 2009. 

Remained to April 2010


Canada Goose

Ballyconnell and Lissadell, Sligo, 2009. 

Remained to April 2010. Possibly a Lesser Canada Goose or a Todd's Canada Goose


Mourning Dove

Garinish Point, Cork, 2009. 

2nd Irish Record


Northern Bullfinch

Tory Island, Donegal, 2004. 

2nd Irish Record


Rough-legged Buzzard

Collector's Bay, Quoile Pondage, Down, 2001. 


Chimney Swift

Guilleen, Cork, 1999. 

5th Irish Record


Chimney Swift

Wexford Town Centre, Wexford, 1999. 

6th Irish Record


Pallas's Warbler

Helvick Head, Waterford, 1999. 


Hermit Thrush

Dirk Bay, Galley Head, Cork, 1998. 

1st Irish Record. 20th WP record


Pallas's Warbler

Red Strand, Galley Head, Cork, 1997. 


Rustic Bunting

High Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1989. 

7th Irish Record


Red-rumped Swallow

Firkeel, Cork, 1988. 

7th Irish Record


Little Bunting

Galley Head, Cork, 1986. 


Continental Cormorant

Lough Neagh, Tyrone, 1985. 

Found dead in a fishing net. Ringed in Denmark. 1st Irish Record


Black Brant

Strangford Lough, Down, 1980. 

2 birds. 8th Irish Record


Dartford Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1975. 

5th Irish Record


Lesser Yellowlegs

Swords Estuary, Dublin, 1964. 

7th Irish Record


Wryneck

Loop Head, Clare, 1931. 

Killed striking light. 9th Irish Record


Surf Scoter

Dugort, Achill Island, Mayo, 1890. 

Shot. 4th Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 25th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


American Coot

25th October, 1971.

Lajes, Flores, Azores.

First live record following birds found dead in Iceland in 1969 and March 1970. 3rd WP record overall. Caught and released. Had been ringed in Ontario, Canada on 30th August 1971

Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds) 1980. BWP 2. Oxford University Press


Northern Parula

25th October, 1913.

Vik i Myrdal, V-Skaft, Iceland.

Found dead

Alexander, W.B. and Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


TRIP REPORTS/PHOTOS

Mallorca
Seville
Canaries
Florida

FIRST WESTERN PALEARCTIC RECORDS IN AUTUMN - DATE UNKNOWN.

Chinese Pond Heron

Hellesylt, More og Romsdal, Norway. Autumn, 1973
Shot
Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1998. BWP Concise 1. Oxford University Press


Fulvous Whistling Duck

Camargue, France. Autumn, 1970
Shot. Possible earlier French record from April 1929
Hovette, S. 1972. Alauda 40: 343-352


Sora

River Kennet, near Newbury, Berkshire, England. Autumn, 1864
Shot. Later exibited at a meeting of the Zoological Society at Magdalene College, Cambridge in February 1865
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press


Eastern Meadowlark

South Walsham, Norfolk, England. Autumn, 1854
Seen on 3 occasions during October by Capt. Jary who failed to collect it. This and three other 19th century records not accepted by the BOURC as genuine vagrants
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press


Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Autumn, 1848
Shot during September
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press


Swainson's Thrush

Genoa, Italy. Autumn, 1843

Alexander, W.B. and Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14


Rufous Turtle Dove

Harjedalen, Sweden. Autumn, 1842
First European record
Hirschfeld, E. 1986. Rufous Turtle Dove in Europe. Dutch Birding 8(3): 77-84


Yellow-browed Bunting

Lille Castle, Nord, France. Autumn, 1827
Trapped
Jiquet, F. 2007. En direct de la CAF. Premiere mention franšaise du Bruant Ó sourcils jaunes [Emberiza chrysophrys]. Ornithos 14(3): 172-175


Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Near Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland. Autumn, 1825
Killed
Ussher, R.J. and Warren, R 1900. The Birds of Ireland. Gurney and Jackson, London