Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - March 5th:

Siberian Stonechat

South Slob, Wexford, 2012. 

8th Irish Record

Pied-billed Grebe

Corofin, Clare, 2010. 

9th Irish Record

Thayer's Gull

Barnatra, near Belmullet, Mayo, 2005. 

6th Irish Record

Laughing Gull

Albert Basin, Newry, Armagh, 1997. 

Probably present since 23rd February. 4th NI Record

Ring-necked Duck

Shreelane Lake, Cork, 1974. 

4th Irish Record

Undated March records

First Records for

Today is 5th March. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Three-banded Plover

5th March, 1993.

Gebel Asfar, Cairo, Egypt.

Remained until 26th March

Hoath, R. 2000. The first Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris in Egypt and the Western Palearctic. Sandgrouse 22(1): 67-68

Undated Spring 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