Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 29th:

Cackling Goose

Glosh, Mullet Peninsula, Mayo, 2003. 

9th Irish Record

Honey Buzzard

Creeslough, Donegal, 2001. 

Satellite tracked bird which probably perished at sea during October

Taiga Merlin

Low Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2000. 

North American race of Merlin. 1st Irish Record. 1st live WP Record, 2nd WP Record overall

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Great Blaskett Island, Kerry, 2000. 

8th Irish Record

Greenish Warbler

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

9th Irish Record

Aquatic Warbler

Secret Valley, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1976. 

10th Irish Record

Mediterranean Gull

Off Blanan, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1967. 

4th Irish Record

Ortolan Bunting

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959. 

9th Irish Record

Upland Sandpiper

North Slob, Wexford, 1956. 

4th Irish Record

Long-billed Dowitcher

Near Portlaoise, Laois, 1893. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record


Randalstown, Antrim, 1891. 

8th Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Undated September records

First Records for

Today is 29th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Taiga Merlin

29th September, 2000.

Low Road, Cape Clear Island, Ireland.

Nominate North American race of Merlin. First live record following one found dead in Iceland in 1989. Second WP record overall

Garner, M. 2002. Identification and vagrancy of American Merlins in Europe. Birding World 15(11): 468-480

Pallas's Reed Bunting

29th September, 1976.

Skerryholm, Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland.

Trapped. Remained until 11th October. First record outside the small breeding range just inside the WP in NE European Russia

Broad, R.A. and Oddie, W.E. 1980. Pallas's Reed Bunting: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 73: 402-408

Canada Warbler

29th September, 1973.

Sandgerthi, Gullbringusysla, Iceland.

Captured in a derelict car

Curson, J. 1994. Status and Identification of Hooded, Wilson's and Canada Warblers. Birding World 7(3): 105-108

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Buff-bellied Pipit
Buff-bellied Pipit Cork Ireland
Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
Lissagriffin, County Cork.
October 7th, 2007
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/100 f5.6 ISO 640 
5 more photo(s) of Buff-bellied Pipit:
Buff-bellied Pipit, Carne, Wexford. 2010 Buff-bellied Pipit, Carne, Wexford. 2010 Buff-bellied Pipit, Carne, Wexford. 2010 Buff-bellied Pipit, Lissagriffin, Cork. 2007 Buff-bellied Pipit, Lissagriffin, Cork. 2007