Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 1st:


Buff-bellied Pipit

Clahane Beach, Liscannor, Clare, 2009. 

10th Irish Record


Purple Heron

Lough Donnell, Clare, 2006. 


Black-headed Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 2003. 

7th Irish Record


Fea's Petrel

Off Galley Head, Cork, 1992. 

8th Irish Record


Spotted Sandpiper

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1983. 

6th Irish Record


Nightingale

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1976. 

2 birds


Bluethroat

Galway City, Galway, 1976. 


Rough-legged Buzzard

Howth Head, Dublin, 1975. 


Ruddy Duck

Closet Bay, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 1973. 

Female with 4 young. 2nd Irish Record


Long-billed Dowitcher

Lough Funshinagh, Roscommon, 1963. 

5th Irish Record


Yellow-browed Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1960. 

Up to 7 birds. 9th Irish Record


Aquatic Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

5th Irish Record


Hudsonian Whimbrel

Tralee Harbour, Kerry, 1957. 

1st Irish Record


Yellow-browed Warbler

Inishbofin, Galway, 1957. 

4th Irish Record


Lapland Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1950. 

5th Irish Record


Red-backed Shrike

Wicklow Head, Wicklow, 1908. 

Date possibly the 1st September. Caught at the lighthouse lantern. 2nd Irish Record


Wilson's Storm-petrel

Lough Erne, Fermanagh, 1891. 

Shot. Occurred following a storm. 1st Irish Record


Lesser Whitethroat

The Tearaght, Kerry, 1890. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record


Montagu's Harrier

The Scalp, Wicklow, 1849. 

Shot. 2nd Irish Record


Montagu's Harrier

Near Bray, Wicklow, 1848. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 1st October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Cerulean Warbler

1st October, 1997.

Arnessysla, Iceland.

Trapped. Not ringed

Prainsson, G. 1997. Palm Warbler and Cerulean Warbler in Iceland - new to the Western Palearctic. Birding World 10(10): 392-393


Bay-breasted Warbler

1st October, 1995.

Land's End, Cornwall, England.

Captured on video. Following a heavy shower around 10.45am the bird disappeared and was not seen again

Ferguson, D. 1997. Bay-breasted Warbler in Cornwall: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 90(10): 444-449


House Finch

1st October, 1975.

Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Holland.

Trapped and ringed. Suspicion of ship-assisted passage so not admitted to the Dutch list. The ID of earlier claims on Fair Isle in 1962 and 1966 was not clinched

Osieck, E.R. 1979. Mexicaanse Roodmus Carpodacus mexicanus in Ijmuiden. Dutch Birding 1(3): 76-78


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Northern Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush Cork Ireland
Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Cape Clear Island, County Cork.
August 29th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/200 f/5.6 ISO 200 
2 more photo(s) of Northern Waterthrush:
Northern Waterthrush, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008 Northern Waterthrush, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008