Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 1st:

Greenish Warbler

Baltimore, Cork, 2013. 

Hooded Merganser

Kinny Lough, Fanad Head, Donegal, 2002. 

Origin unknown but very likely a genuine vagrant

Western Sandpiper

Ballydehob, Cork, 1999. 

3rd Irish Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Crookhaven, Cork, 1991. 

Little Ringed Plover

Belfast Harbour Pools, Down, 1987. 

10th Irish Record


North Bull Island, Dublin, 1980. 

10th Irish Record


Central Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1966. 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Kinnegar Shore, Belfast Lough, Down, 1962. 

8th Irish Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1962. 

Trapped. 2nd Irish Record

Blue-winged Teal

Banagher, Offaly, 1960. 

Shot. 8th Irish Record

Arctic Warbler

Tory Island, Donegal, 1960. 

Trapped. 1st Irish Record

Red-throated Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

3 birds. 5th Irish Record

Mediterranean Gull

Belfast Lough, Antrim, 1956. 

1st Irish Record

Barred Warbler

Rockabill Island , Dublin, 1913. 

4th Irish Record

Montagu's Harrier

Near Enniskerry, Wicklow, 1874. 

Shot. 3rd Irish Record

Undated September records

First Records for

Today is 1st September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Black and White Warbler

1st September, 1970.

Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland.

Collected. First live record following one found dead in Shetland in 1936. Second WP record overall

Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1994. BWP 9. Oxford University Press

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail Wexford Ireland
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
April 21st, 2003
7 more photo(s) of Yellow Wagtail:
Yellow Wagtail, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2013 Yellow Wagtail, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2013 Yellow Wagtail, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008 Yellow Wagtail, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2006 Yellow Wagtail, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2006 Yellow Wagtail, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2002 Yellow Wagtail, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2005