Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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

American Robin

Off the Warren Way, near Doneen, Sligo, 2010. 

Hume's Leaf Warbler

Knockadoon Head, Cork, 2003. 

1st Irish Record

Sociable Plover

Shannon Harbour, Offaly, 1998. 

4th Irish Record

Shore Lark

North Shore, Tralee Bay, Kerry, 1976. 

3 birds. 8th Irish Record

Greater Yellowlegs

Downpatrick Marshes, Down, 1955. 

3rd Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Great Grey Shrike

unknown location, Laois, 1847. 


Undated December records

First for Western Palearctic

18th December. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Winter 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