Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - February 1st:


Thayer's Gull

Enniskillen Tip, Fermanagh, 2012. 

Probably had been present for the previous 2 weeks. 10th Irish Record


Stejneger's Scoter

Off Rossbeigh, Kerry, 2011. 

Remained until April. May have been in the area since the previous month and possibly the previous winter. 1st Irish Record


Thayer's Gull

Liscannor, Clare, 2011. 

8th Irish Record


Pied-billed Grebe

Rostellan, Cork, 1997. 

Returned until 1999. 4th Irish Record


Canada Goose

Cross Point and Termoncarragh Lake, Mayo, 1989. 

9th Irish Record


Ross's Gull

Ramore Head, Antrim, 1981. 

2nd Irish Record


Little Gull

Tralee, Kerry, 1908. 

Shot. 9th Irish Record


Serin

unknown location, Dublin, 1907. 

Caught. 2nd Irish Record


Bonaparte's Gull

River Lagan near Ballynafeigh, Belfast , Antrim, 1848. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record. 1st WP Record


Undated February records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 1st February. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Bonaparte's Gull

1st February, 1848.

River Lagan, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Shot

Ussher, R.J. and Warren, R 1900. The Birds of Ireland. Gurney and Jackson, London


Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records


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Buff-breasted Sandpiper Wexford Ireland
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
September 20th, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1250 f/7.1 ISO 200 
Six Buff-breasted Sandpipers were present today at Tacumshin Lake
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