Past Irish Rare Birds
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Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 1st:

Cackling Goose

Termoncarragh Lough, Mullet Peninsula, Mayo, 2011. 

Presumed same individual returned the following month

Cackling Goose

Lissadell, Sligo, 2011. 

Up to 3 birds. Remained to February 2012 and presumed same returned to spend the following winter at the same location


Three Castles Head, Cork, 2009. 

Little Bunting

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2008. 

Chimney Swift

Courtmacsherry, Cork, 2005. 

Chimney Swift

Dungarvan, Waterford, 2005. 

Pallas's Warbler

Loop Head, Clare, 1995. 

Canada Goose

Lough Iron, Westmeath, 1994. 

Remained to March 1995

Todd's Canada Goose

North Slob, Wexford, 1993. 

2 birds remained to April 1994, 1 of these was shot in Maryland, USA in January 1995. Race of Canada Goose. 1st Irish Record

Dusky Warbler

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1987. 

3rd Irish Record

Little Bittern

Downpatrick, Down, 1929. 


American Bittern

Near Ballynahinch, Down, 1883. 

Shot. 8th Irish Record

Black-crowned Night Heron

Silverspring, Kilkenny, 1854. 

Captured. 5th Irish Record

Undated November records

First Records for

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

Pintail Snipe

1st November, 1984.

Near Eilat, Israel.

Trapped. Remained until 10th November. First record outside the small breeding range just inside the WP border in Russia

Shirihai, H. 1988. Pintail Snipe in Israel in November 1984 and its identification. Dutch Birding 10(1): 1-11

African Fish Eagle

1st November, 1947.

Abu Handel, near Aswan, Egypt.


Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1998. BWP Concise 1. Oxford University Press

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 
2 more photo(s) of Northern Waterthrush:
Northern Waterthrush, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008 Northern Waterthrush, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008