Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 19th:
Off Toe Head, Cork, 2012.
Strawberry Beds, Dublin, 2008.
Reedy Flats, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 2005.
2nd NI Record
American Golden Plover
Barley Cove, Cork, 1970.
10th Irish Record
Near Horn Head, Donegal, 1955.
4th Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 19th August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
19th August, 1969.
Tresco, Isles of Scilly, England.
Originally identified and later rejected as a Semipalmated Sandpiper. Correct ID established in 1984 from photographs
Rogers, M.J. and BBRC 1985. Report on rare birds in Great Britain in 1984. British Birds 78(11): 546