Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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


Wilson's Warbler

Dursey Island, Cork, 2013. 

1st Irish Record. 2nd WP Record


Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2011. 


Franklin's Gull

Lenadoon Head, Sligo, 2011. 


Lesser Grey Shrike

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 

6th Irish Record


Arctic Redpoll

Tory Island, Donegal, 2001. 

3rd Irish Record


Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Alder Wood, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999. 

Trapped. 2nd Irish Record


Least Sandpiper

Shannon Airport Lagoon, Clare, 1998. 

10th Irish Record


Upland Sandpiper

Near Tillickafinna, Dursey Island, Cork, 1991. 

10th Irish Record


Yellow-breasted Bunting

Trawkieran, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

3rd Irish Record


Greenish Warbler

Hook Head, Wexford, 1982. 

6th Irish Record


Red-footed Falcon

Near Maam Cross, Connemara, Galway, 1966. 

2nd Irish Record


American Golden Plover

Shanagarry, Cork, 1966. 

5th Irish Record


Long-billed Dowitcher

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1960. 

3rd Irish Record


Yellow-breasted Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 1959. 

1st Irish Record


Tawny Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

4th Irish Record


Ortolan Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1956. 

5th Irish Record


Sabine's Gull

Off Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 1867. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record


Sabine's Gull

Belfast Lough, Antrim, 1822. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record


Undated September records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 18th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Little Blue Heron

18th September, 1997.

Faja dos Cubres, Sao Jorge, Azores.

First live record following one found dead on Flores, Azores in November 1964. Second WP record overall. Remained until 9th October

Costa, H. et al 2000. Aves de occorência rara ou accidental em Portugal. Relatorio do Comite Português de Raridades referente aos anos de 1997 e 1998. Pardela 11: 3-27


Great-winged Petrel

18th September, 1986.

Off Flamborough Head, North Humberside, England.

Tentative claim, not admitted to British list

Bourne, W.R.P. 1992. Debatable British and Irish seabirds. Birding World 5(10): 382-390


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Twite
Twite Sligo Ireland
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris)
Raghly Harbour, County Sligo.
December 6th, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/400 f/5.6 ISO 200 
One of a flock of about 30 at Raghly
3 more photo(s) of Twite:
Twite, Raghly Harbour, Sligo. 2009 Twite, Soldiers Point, Louth. 2007 Twite, Soldiers Point, Louth. 2007