Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 23rd:


Hooded Merganser

Lough Kilbrean, Killarney, Kerry, 1996. 

Wearing a green leg ring. Presumed escaped bird


Sociable Plover

Blennerville, Kerry, 1985. 

3rd Irish Record


Green-winged Teal

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1958. 

6th Irish Record


Undated November records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 23rd November. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


African Crake

23rd November, 2001.

Parque Garcia Sanabria, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Found exhausted and died in care the following day

Lorenzo, J.A. 2002. The African Crake on Tenerife - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 15(2): 60-61


Ruby-crowned Kinglet

23rd November, 1987.

Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland.

Found exhausted and later died. Earlier 19th c. record from Scotland now considered unacceptable

Petursson, G. 1990. Letters: Icelandic Rarities. Birding World 3(10): 348


Red-billed Quelea

23rd November, 1965.

Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Flock of several hundred described as accidental

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


Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records


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Your chosen Rare Bird photo: American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover Wexford Ireland
American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
September 22nd, 2007
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1250 f/7.1 ISO 200 
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