Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 20th:


Northern Harrier

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011. 

North American race of Hen Harrier. 4th Irish Record


Little Bunting

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010. 


Woodlark

Dursey Island, Cork, 2007. 


American Black Duck

Ventry, Kerry, 2006. 


Blyth's Reed Warbler

Lough Errul, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2006. 

Original ID Reed Warbler, later corrected. 1st Irish Record


Booted Warbler

Mizen Head, Cork, 2006. 

5th Irish Record


Siberian Stonechat

Galley Head, Cork, 1990. 

3rd Irish Record


Arctic Warbler

Toe Head, Cork, 1985. 

5th Irish Record


Temminck's Stint

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1984. 


Black Brant

Strangford Lough, Down, 1979. 

4th Irish Record


Richard's Pipit

Reddy Flats, Lough Neagh, Armagh, 1968. 

2 birds. 10th Irish Record. 1st NI Record


Blue-winged Teal

Ballylogue, near New Ross, Kilkenny, 1962. 

Shot. 10th Irish Record


Canada or Cackling Goose

North Slob, Wexford, 1957. 

Up to 4 birds until February 1958. Considered to be genuine vagrants not identified to either species. 5th Irish Record


Red-breasted Flycatcher

Tuskar Rock Lighthouse, Wexford, 1952. 

Killed striking lighthouse. Year possibly 1951. 9th Irish Record


Reed Warbler

Rockabill Lighthouse, Dublin, 1908. 

Killed striking lighthouse. 2nd Irish Record


Red-breasted Flycatcher

The Tearaght, Kerry, 1890. 

Shot. 2nd Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 20th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Prairie Warbler

20th October, 2012.

Lighthouse Valley, Corvo, Azores.

Remained until 23rd October

Eds 2012. Western Palearctic News. Birding World 25(10): 426


Red-shouldered Hawk

20th October, 1961.

North Atlantic, At sea.

Came on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth II while eastbound in the Atlantic and remained for 3 days to cross 30W. The provenance of a 1863 record from Scotland is uncertain

Durand, A.L. 1972. Landbirds over the North Atlantic: unpublished records 1961-65 and thoughts a decade later. British Birds 65(10): 428-442


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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House Martin Wexford Ireland
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Carnsore Point, County Wexford.
September 20th, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1600 f/5.6 ISO 200 
3 more photo(s) of House Martin:
House Martin, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2009 House Martin, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2007 House Martin, Ladys Island Lake, Wexford. 2007