Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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

Citrine Wagtail

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011. 

2 birds

American Black Tern

Rahasane Turlough, Galway, 2007. 

4th Irish Record

Citrine Wagtail

Ballycotton, Cork, 2004. 

8th Irish Record

Booted Warbler

Ballycotton, Cork, 2004. 

2nd Irish Record

Booted Warbler

Annagh Head, Mayo, 2004. 

3rd Irish Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1991. 

Trapped. Considered to be the race bonelli

Wilson's Phalarope

Ballycotton, Cork, 1968. 

4th Irish Record


Lough Errul, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1965. 

Greater Yellowlegs

Three Islets, Lough Neagh, Antrim, 1962. 

5th Irish Record. 3rd NI Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Lighthouse Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1961. 

Trapped. Considered to be the race bonelli. 1st Irish Record

Icterine Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959. 

7th Irish Record

Aquatic Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

4th Irish Record

Icterine Warbler

Tuskar Rock, Wexford, 1914. 

Picked up dead. 2nd Irish Record

Undated September records

First Records for

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

Southern Giant Petrel

2nd September, 1991.

Adriatic Sea, At sea.

Seen from a ferry travelling between Greece and Ancona in Italy. An earlier record of a Giant Petrel off Ile d'Ouessant in November 1967 was not specifically identified

Brichetti, P. et al 1995. Comitato di Omologazione Italiano. Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia 65: 147-149

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker Wexford Ireland
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford.
May 10th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1000 f/5.6 ISO 200 
3 more photo(s) of Great Spotted Woodpecker:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2008 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Howth, Dublin. 2006 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Howth, Dublin. 2006