Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 16th:


Tawny Pipit

Dursey Island, Cork, 2011. 


Temminck's Stint

Baltray, Boyne Estuary, Louth, 2007. 


Citrine Wagtail

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2006. 


Arctic Warbler

Loop Head , Clare, 2005. 

8th Irish Record


Greenish Warbler

Mizen Head, Cork, 1999. 


Temminck's Stint

Derrytransa, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 1997. 

7th NI Record


Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Dursey Island, Cork, 1977. 

Trapped. 1st Irish Record


White-rumped Sandpiper

Blennerville, Kerry, 1960. 

10th Irish Record


Red-throated Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1956. 

4th Irish Record


Ortolan Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1956. 

4th Irish Record


Undated September records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 16th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Red-eyed Vireo

16th September, 1951.

Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland.

Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1994. BWP 8. Oxford University Press


Greater Yellowlegs

16th September, 1906.

The Abbey, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England.

Shot

Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press


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