Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 19th:


Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Toe Head, Cork, 2012. 


Black Kite

Strawberry Beds, Dublin, 2008. 


Stilt Sandpiper

Reedy Flats, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 2005. 

2nd NI Record


American Golden Plover

Barley Cove, Cork, 1970. 

10th Irish Record


Richard's Pipit

Near Horn Head, Donegal, 1955. 

4th Irish Record


Undated August records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 19th August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Western Sandpiper

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


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper Wexford Ireland
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
September 13th, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1000 f/7.1 ISO 200 
7 more photo(s) of Pectoral Sandpiper:
Pectoral Sandpiper, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2011 Pectoral Sandpiper, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2011 Pectoral Sandpiper, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2009 Pectoral Sandpiper, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2009 Pectoral Sandpiper, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2009 Pectoral Sandpiper, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2006 Pectoral Sandpiper, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2003