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

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.


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



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Red-footed Falcon
Red-footed Falcon Wexford Ireland
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
May 29th, 2010
Canon 7D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/320 f/8 ISO 200 
Male. One of three present at Tacumshin today.
3 more photo(s) of Red-footed Falcon:
Red-footed Falcon, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2010 Red-footed Falcon, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2010 Red-footed Falcon, Timahoe West, Kildare. 2010