Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 21st:


Black-browed Albatross

Off Mizen Head, Cork, 2012. 

Not specifically identified but probably this species of Albatross


Black-browed Albatross

Off Mizen Head, Cork, 2008. 


Cackling Goose

Loop Head, Clare, 2006. 

Probably had been observed on the Mullet Peninsula the previous day


Radde's Warbler

Crookhaven, Cork, 2001. 

9th Irish Record


Radde's Warbler

Ballagan Point, Louth, 1990. 

7th Irish Record


Bluethroat

Near East Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1988. 


Canada Goose

Myroe, Lough Foyle, Derry, 1985. 

7 birds


Pallas's Warbler

Cotter's Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

Trapped. 2nd Irish Record


Olive-backed Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1978. 

Original ID Tree Pipit, later corrected. 1st Irish Record


Great Grey Shrike

North Slob, Wexford, 1976. 


American Bittern

Near Mailin Beg, Donegal, 1973. 

Found dying in a field


Firecrest

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1960. 

4th Irish Record


White-rumped Sandpiper

Lough Beg, Derry, 1956. 

3rd Irish Record


Pectoral Sandpiper

Ardara, Donegal, 1930. 

Shot. 4th Irish Record


Eskimo Curlew

unknown location, Sligo, 1870. 

Found on display in McArdles shop, William Street, Dublin on this date, obtained earlier. 1st Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 21st October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Chimney Swift

21st October, 1982.

Porthgwarra, Cornwall, England.

Remained until 27th October. Joined by a second from 23rd to 25th October

Williams, L.P. 1986. Chimney Swift: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 79(9): 423-426


Northern Parula

21st October, 1948.

Bessastathir, Alftanes, Iceland.

First live bird following one found dead in Iceland in October 1913. Second WP record overall

Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1994. BWP 9. Oxford University Press


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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