Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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

American Robin

Off the Warren Way, near Doneen, Sligo, 2010. 

Hume's Leaf Warbler

Knockadoon Head, Cork, 2003. 

1st Irish Record

Sociable Plover

Shannon Harbour, Offaly, 1998. 

4th Irish Record

Shore Lark

North Shore, Tralee Bay, Kerry, 1976. 

3 birds. 8th Irish Record

Greater Yellowlegs

Downpatrick Marshes, Down, 1955. 

3rd Irish Record. 1st NI Record

Great Grey Shrike

unknown location, Laois, 1847. 


Undated December records

First for Western Palearctic

18th December. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Winter Records



Your chosen Common Bird photo: House Martin
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