Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 24th:

Daurian (Isabelline) Shrike

Our Lady's Island, Wexford, 2013. 

4th Irish Record

Canada or Cackling Goose

North Slob, Wexford, 1958. 

1 or 2 birds until April 1959. Considered to be genuine vagrants not identified to either species. 6th Irish Record

Squacco Heron

Near Derry, Derry, 1881. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Undated November records

First Records for

Today is 24th November. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

American Royal Tern

24th November, 1979.

Kenfig Pool, Mid Glamorgan, Wales.

First confirmed record of the nominate North American race although earlier European records possibly of this race also

Moon, S.J. 1983. The eventual identification of a Royal Tern in Mid Glamorgan. British Birds 76(8): 335-339

Kumlien's Gull

24th November, 1869.

Black Ness, near Stromness, Orkney, Scotland.

Killed. Specimen discovered in the Natural History Museum, Tring in 1997 when exact identity was established and accepted by the BOURC. Location sometimes erroneously given as Shetland

Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press

Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Common Bird photo: Coot
Coot Wexford Ireland
Coot (Fulica atra)
Lady's Island Lake, County Wexford.
March 6th, 2004
1 more photo(s) of Coot:
Coot, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2011