Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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

Thayer's Gull

Enniskillen Tip, Fermanagh, 2012. 

Probably had been present for the previous 2 weeks. 10th Irish Record

Stejneger's Scoter

Off Rossbeigh, Kerry, 2011. 

Remained until April. May have been in the area since the previous month and possibly the previous winter. 1st Irish Record

Thayer's Gull

Liscannor, Clare, 2011. 

8th Irish Record

Pied-billed Grebe

Rostellan, Cork, 1997. 

Returned until 1999. 4th Irish Record

Canada Goose

Cross Point and Termoncarragh Lake, Mayo, 1989. 

9th Irish Record

Ross's Gull

Ramore Head, Antrim, 1981. 

2nd Irish Record

Little Gull

Tralee, Kerry, 1908. 

Shot. 9th Irish Record


unknown location, Dublin, 1907. 

Caught. 2nd Irish Record

Bonaparte's Gull

River Lagan near Ballynafeigh, Belfast , Antrim, 1848. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record. 1st WP Record

Undated February records

First Records for

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

Bonaparte's Gull

1st February, 1848.

River Lagan, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.


Ussher, R.J. and Warren, R 1900. The Birds of Ireland. Gurney and Jackson, London

Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records



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 
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Northern Waterthrush, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008 Northern Waterthrush, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008