Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 18th:

Wilson's Warbler

Dursey Island, Cork, 2013. 

1st Irish Record. 2nd WP Record

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2011. 

Franklin's Gull

Lenadoon Head, Sligo, 2011. 

Lesser Grey Shrike

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 

6th Irish Record

Arctic Redpoll

Tory Island, Donegal, 2001. 

3rd Irish Record

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Alder Wood, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999. 

Trapped. 2nd Irish Record

Least Sandpiper

Shannon Airport Lagoon, Clare, 1998. 

10th Irish Record

Upland Sandpiper

Near Tillickafinna, Dursey Island, Cork, 1991. 

10th Irish Record

Yellow-breasted Bunting

Trawkieran, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

3rd Irish Record

Greenish Warbler

Hook Head, Wexford, 1982. 

6th Irish Record

Red-footed Falcon

Near Maam Cross, Connemara, Galway, 1966. 

2nd Irish Record

American Golden Plover

Shanagarry, Cork, 1966. 

5th Irish Record

Long-billed Dowitcher

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1960. 

3rd Irish Record

Yellow-breasted Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 1959. 

1st Irish Record

Tawny Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

4th Irish Record

Ortolan Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1956. 

5th Irish Record

Sabine's Gull

Off Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 1867. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record

Sabine's Gull

Belfast Lough, Antrim, 1822. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record

Undated September records

First Records for

Today is 18th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Little Blue Heron

18th September, 1997.

Faja dos Cubres, Sao Jorge, Azores.

First live record following one found dead on Flores, Azores in November 1964. Second WP record overall. Remained until 9th October

Costa, H. et al 2000. Aves de occorência rara ou accidental em Portugal. Relatorio do Comite Português de Raridades referente aos anos de 1997 e 1998. Pardela 11: 3-27

Great-winged Petrel

18th September, 1986.

Off Flamborough Head, North Humberside, England.

Tentative claim, not admitted to British list

Bourne, W.R.P. 1992. Debatable British and Irish seabirds. Birding World 5(10): 382-390

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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Pallas's Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)
Cape Clear Island, County Cork.
October 12th, 2003