Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 31st:

Red-rumped Swallow

Helvick Head, Waterford, 2009. 

Swainson's Thrush

Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, 2009. 

6th Irish Record

Buff-bellied Pipit

Ballycotton, Cork, 2007. 

6th Irish Record

Chimney Swift

Courtmacsherry, Cork, 2005. 

3 birds

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Brownstown Head, Waterford, 2005. 

Siberian Thrush

Loop Head, Clare, 2004. 

2nd Irish Record

Canada Goose

Lurgangreen, Louth, 1998. 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Carncastle, Antrim, 1994. 

Flew into a window and picked up injured. Subsequently died. 9th Irish Record

Dusky Warbler

Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, 1987. 

2nd Irish Record

Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Kilbaha, Loop Head, Clare, 1986. 

Trapped. 6th Irish Record

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Lecarrow, Sligo, 1979. 

Found moribund. 5th Irish Record

Canada or Cackling Goose

Near Banagher, Offaly, 1955. 

Shot. Considered to be a genuine vagrant from North America not identified to either species. 3rd Irish Record

American Bittern

Maddenstown Bog, Kildare, 1889. 

Shot. 10th Irish Record

American Bittern

Garryroan, near Cahir, Tipperary, 1870. 

4th Irish Record

Undated October records

First Records for

Today is 31st October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Mourning Dove

31st October, 1989.

Bird Observatory, Calf of Man, Isle of Man.

Caught in a Helgoland trap. Subsequently released to the observatory garden where it was found dead the following day

Sapsford, A. 1996. Mourning Dove in the Isle of Man: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 89(4): 157-161

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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Baikal Teal Down Ireland
Baikal Teal (Anas formosa)
Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve, County Down.
January 29th, 2006
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Baikal Teal, Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve, Down. 2006