Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 22nd:

Citrine Wagtail

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2013. 

Citrine Wagtail

Black Rock, Kerry, 2013. 

Caspian Tern

Broadmeadow of the Swords Estuary, Dublin, 2009. 

9th Irish Record. 1st East Coast Record

Black-browed Albatross

Off Blanan, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1996. 

Flew west past Blanan. 8th Irish Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, 1984. 

9th Irish Record

Short-toed Lark

Duncrue St Marsh, Belfast, Antrim, 1958. 

10th Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Black-winged Pratincole

Near Belmullet, Mayo, 1935. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record

Undated August records

First for Western Palearctic

22nd August. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Autumn 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