FIRSTS FOR WESTERN PALEARCTIC
Undated Spring Records
African Reed Warbler - Western Lakes, near Benghazi, Libya. Spring, 2008.
Birds were found to be breeding during May. Definate ID resolved by using DNA analysis
Hering, J. et al 2010. African Reed Warblers and Mangrove Reed Warblers in Libya & Egypt - both new to the Western Palearctic. Birding World 23(5): 218-219

Denham's Bustard - Zouarke, near Zouar, Tibesti, Chad. Spring, 1953.
Observed during April. Doubts have been expressed over the exact identity of this record and another claimed in the same location in July 1957
Guichard, K.M. 1955. The birds of Fezzan and Tibesti. Ibis 97: 393-424

Marabou Stork - Hula Valley, Israel. Spring, 1951.
Collected during May
Shirihai, H. 1996. The Birds of Israel. Academic Press

Black-capped Petrel - Southacre, near Swaffham, Norfolk, England. Spring, 1850.
This individual was found tangled in a furze bush during March or April where it was captured and subsequently killed
Newton, A. 1852. Zoologist 10: 3691-3698

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Glaucous Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
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Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
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Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
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Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
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Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
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Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
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Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
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