Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 2nd:


Sykes's Warbler

Garinish, West Beara, Cork, 2013. 

2nd Irish Record


Buff-bellied Pipit

Truska Marsh, Galway, 2010. 


Little Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 2005. 


Radde's Warbler

East Town, Tory Island, Donegal, 2003. 

10th Irish Record


Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2001. 

9th Irish Record


Red-eyed Vireo

Near the Lighthouse Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

Trapped. 7th Irish Record


Serin

Galley Head, Cork, 1979. 

6th Irish Record


Squacco Heron

Trinity College, Dublin, 1967. 

Found dying in the college grounds


Richard's Pipit

Ineermore, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1967. 

May be 2 birds involved. 8th Irish Record


Long-billed Dowitcher

Rahasane, Galway, 1963. 

4 birds eventually joined by a 5th. 6th Irish Record


Baird's Sandpiper

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1962. 

1st Irish Record


Short-toed Lark

North Slob, Wexford, 1955. 

6th Irish Record


Melodious Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1953. 

Trapped. 3rd Irish Record


Little Bunting

Rockabill Island, Dublin, 1908. 

Killed striking light. 1st Irish Record


Wilson's Storm-petrel

Mossvale, near Dunmurry, Down, 1891. 

Obtained following a storm and died the following day. 2nd Irish Record


Little Bittern

Drinagh Bog, Wexford, 1887. 

Caught by a dog


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 2nd October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Brown Noddy

2nd October, 1912.

Wadden Sea, near Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Date approx. Said to have been killed in early October

Paulsen, P. 1925. Seltenheit der Schleswig-holsteinischen Ornis. Ornithologische Monatsberichte 50: 163-164.


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Avocet Wexford Ireland
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
March 15th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/800 f/5.6 ISO 200 
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