Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 30th:


Buff-bellied Pipit

Carne Harbour, Wexford, 2010. 


Pallas's Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010. 


Arctic Redpoll

Tarmon, The Mullet, Mayo, 2007. 

2 birds. 4th and 5th Irish Records


Pallas's Warbler

Churchtown, near Carnsore Point, Wexford, 2006. 


Gull-billed Tern

Hermitage, Louth, 2005. 


Chimney Swift

Clonakilty, Cork, 2005. 

10th Irish Record


Chimney Swift

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 


Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 


Lesser Scaup

Mullagh, Lough Beg, Derry, 2000. 

7th Irish Record


Chimney Swift

Greystones, Wicklow, 1999. 

7th Irish Record. 1st East Coast Record


Purple Heron

Doora Dump, Clare, 1996. 


Yellow-billed Cuckoo

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1986. 

6th Irish Record


Radde's Warbler

Slade Lane, Hook Head, Wexford, 1982. 

1st Irish Record


Pallid Swift

St. John's Point, Down, 1913. 

Died striking lighthouse. Specimen incorrectly labelled as Swift. ID eventually corrected in 1990. 1st Irish Record


Cape Petrel

Crumlin, Dublin, 1881. 

Shot. Most likely reached Irish shores on board a ship and then released. Not admitted to the Irish List


Baillon's Crake

Clay Castle, near Youghal, Cork, 1845. 

Killed. 1st Irish Record


Great Grey Shrike

Near Carrigaline, Cork, 1844. 

Date approx. Shot at the end of the month


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 30th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Wattled Starling

30th October, 2008.

Lahami Bay Hotel, Wadi Lahami, near Hamata, Egypt.

Remained until 4th November at least. This record considered 'Not Proven' by the EORC

Bonser, R. 2008. Reports: Western Palearctic. Birdwatch 199: 74-75


American Barn Swallow

30th October, 2005.

Ponta Delgada, Flores, Azores.

Race of Barn Swallow

Jiguet, F. and Zucca, M. 2005. The American Barn Swallows on the Azores - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 18(11): 475-478


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Red-throated Pipit Dublin Ireland
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus)
Rogerstown, County Dublin.
January 14th, 2007
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Red-throated Pipit, Rogerstown, Dublin. 2007