Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 20th:

Hudsonian Whimbrel

Mizen Head, Cork, 2011. 

3rd Irish Record

Red-rumped Swallow

Mizen Head, Cork, 2011. 

Blyth's Reed Warbler

Slea Head, Kerry, 2011. 

6th Irish Record

Arctic Redpoll

West Town, Tory Island, Donegal, 2000. 

2nd Irish Record

Tawny Pipit

Hook Head, Wexford, 1993. 

Arctic Warbler

Central Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1977. 

3rd Irish Record

Tawny Pipit

Ballycotton, Cork, 1968. 

10th Irish Record

Pectoral Sandpiper

Near Birr, Offaly, 1947. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record

Aquatic Warbler

Bull Rock Lighthouse, Cork, 1903. 

Found dead. 1st Irish Record

Pied Flycatcher

The Tearaght, Kerry, 1886. 

2nd Irish Record

Undated September records

First Records for

Today is 20th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


20th September, 2003.

Loch Tangasdail, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

First WP record of a female bird, 7th WP record overall. Remained until February 2004 at least

Scott, M. 2004. The Redhead on the Outer Hebrides - the first female for the western Palearctic. Birding World 17(2): 59

Yellow-throated Vireo

20th September, 1990.

Kenidjack Valley, near St. Just, Cornwall, England.

Remained until 27th September

Birch, A. 1994. Yellow-throated Vireo: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 87(8): 362-365

Chestnut-sided Warbler

20th September, 1985.

Burn of Feal, Fetlar, Shetland, Scotland.

Found around 1.45pm and remained until 5.30pm at least but not subsequently seen

Peacock, M. 1993. Chestnut-sided Warbler: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 86(2): 57-61

Hooded Warbler

20th September, 1970.

Big Pool, St. Agnes, Scilly, England.

Remained until 23rd September

Edwards, K.D. and Osborne, K.C. 1972. Hooded Warbler in the Isles of Scilly: a species new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 65: 203-205.

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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