Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - December 18th:

American Robin

Off the Warren Way, near Doneen, Sligo, 2010. 

Hume's Leaf Warbler

Knockadoon Head, Cork, 2003. 

1st Irish Record

Sociable Plover

Shannon Harbour, Offaly, 1998. 

4th Irish Record

Shore Lark

North Shore, Tralee Bay, Kerry, 1976. 

3 birds. 8th Irish Record

Greater Yellowlegs

Downpatrick Marshes, Down, 1955. 

3rd Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Great Grey Shrike

unknown location, Laois, 1847. 


Undated December records

First for Western Palearctic

18th December. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Winter 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