Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 29th:

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2006. 

2 birds

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Brandon Point, Kerry, 2004. 

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2004. 

Least Sandpiper

Kinsale Marsh, Cork, 1993. 

8th Irish Record

Little Ringed Plover

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1982. 

6th Irish Record


Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1979. 


Mediterranean Gull

Cul-de-Sac Pool, Clonakilty, Cork, 1970. 

6th Irish Record

Greenish Warbler

Cotter's Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1961. 

Original ID Arctic Warbler, later corrected. 3rd Irish Record

Barred Warbler

Near Raheny, Dublin, 1946. 

6th Irish Record

Undated August records

First Records for

Today is 29th August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Yellow Warbler

29th August, 1964.

Bardsey Island, Gwynedd, Wales.

Trapped. Died the following day. Possible earlier record from Durham, England in May 1904 is of doubtful origin

Evans, G.H. 1965. Yellow Warbler on Bardsey Island: a bird new to Great Britain and Ireland. British Birds 58(11): 457-461

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Nightjar
Nightjar Wexford Ireland
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford.
May 4th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/800 f/5.6 ISO 200 
2 more photo(s) of Nightjar:
Nightjar, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2008 Nightjar, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2003