Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 25th:


Blackrock Strand, Kerry, 2011. 

Cackling Goose

Ballyconnell and Lissadell, Sligo, 2009. 

Remained to April 2010

Canada Goose

Ballyconnell and Lissadell, Sligo, 2009. 

Remained to April 2010. Possibly a Lesser Canada Goose or a Todd's Canada Goose

Mourning Dove

Garinish Point, Cork, 2009. 

2nd Irish Record

Northern Bullfinch

Tory Island, Donegal, 2004. 

2nd Irish Record

Rough-legged Buzzard

Collector's Bay, Quoile Pondage, Down, 2001. 

Chimney Swift

Guilleen, Cork, 1999. 

5th Irish Record

Chimney Swift

Wexford Town Centre, Wexford, 1999. 

6th Irish Record

Pallas's Warbler

Helvick Head, Waterford, 1999. 

Hermit Thrush

Dirk Bay, Galley Head, Cork, 1998. 

1st Irish Record. 20th WP record

Pallas's Warbler

Red Strand, Galley Head, Cork, 1997. 

Rustic Bunting

High Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1989. 

7th Irish Record

Red-rumped Swallow

Firkeel, Cork, 1988. 

7th Irish Record

Little Bunting

Galley Head, Cork, 1986. 

Continental Cormorant

Lough Neagh, Tyrone, 1985. 

Found dead in a fishing net. Ringed in Denmark. 1st Irish Record

Black Brant

Strangford Lough, Down, 1980. 

2 birds. 8th Irish Record

Dartford Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1975. 

5th Irish Record

Lesser Yellowlegs

Swords Estuary, Dublin, 1964. 

7th Irish Record


Loop Head, Clare, 1931. 

Killed striking light. 9th Irish Record

Surf Scoter

Dugort, Achill Island, Mayo, 1890. 

Shot. 4th Irish Record

Undated October records

First Records for

Today is 25th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

American Coot

25th October, 1971.

Lajes, Flores, Azores.

First live record following birds found dead in Iceland in 1969 and March 1970. 3rd WP record overall. Caught and released. Had been ringed in Ontario, Canada on 30th August 1971

Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds) 1980. BWP 2. Oxford University Press

Northern Parula

25th October, 1913.

Vik i Myrdal, V-Skaft, Iceland.

Found dead

Alexander, W.B. and Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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Slavonian Grebe Wexford Ireland
Slavonian Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Curracloe, County Wexford.
February 4th, 2006
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