Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - January 31st:

Caspian Gull

Culmore Tip, Derry, 2007. 

Cattle Egret

Rosscarbery, Cork, 1999. 

8th Irish Record

American Wigeon

Strangford Lough, Down, 1963. 

Shot. 2nd Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Blue-winged Teal

Downpatrick Marshes, Down, 1956. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Red-crested Pochard

South Slob, Wexford, 1949. 

2 birds. 3rd Irish Record

Ivory Gull

Bantry Bay, Cork, 1852. 

Shot. 2nd Irish Record

Undated January records

First for Western Palearctic

31st January. 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