Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 24th:


Common Nighthawk

Near Cahirciveen, Kerry, 2009. 

Found exhausted and taken in to care. Released the following day. 2nd Irish Record


Collared Pratincole

Near Ballyconneely, Galway, 2007. 

3rd Irish Record


Red-rumped Swallow

Rusheen Bay, Galway, 2007. 


Pied-billed Grebe

Lough Aderra, Cork, 2000. 

6th Irish Record


Common Nighthawk

Ballydonegan, Cork, 1999. 

1st Irish Record


Chimney Swift

Churchtown, Wexford, 1999. 

4th Irish Record


Olive-backed Pipit

Alderwood, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1990. 

4th Irish Record


Radde's Warbler

Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, 1988. 

5th Irish Record


Pallas's Warbler

Hook Head, Wexford, 1985. 

Trapped. 4th Irish Record


Blackpoll Warbler

Near the East Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1982. 

2nd Irish Record. 24th WP record


Canada Goose

North Slob, Wexford, 1970. 

At least 4 birds including 2 returning, 1 remaining to April 1971 and up to 3 returning during 1972 and 1973. 2nd Irish Record


Little Bunting

Rogerstown Estuary, Dublin, 1954. 

5th Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 24th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Pied-billed Grebe

24th October, 1927.

Terceira, Azores.

Collected

Bannerman, D.A. and Bannerman, W.M. 1966. Birds of the Atlantic Islands. A History of the Birds of the Azores. Oliver and Boyd. Edinburgh and London.


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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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