Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - January 28th:

Franklin's Gull

Dundrum Bay, Down, 2006. 

2nd NI Record

White-billed Diver

Ross's Point, Sligo, 1977. 

2nd Irish Record

American Robin

Off the Skelligs, Kerry, 1965. 

Briefly came on board a trawler at sea before flying off towards Valentia. 6th Irish Record. 14th WP record

White-rumped Sandpiper

Ballyheigue Strand, Kerry, 1959. 

2 birds. 8th Irish Record

Temminck's Stint

Near Tralee, Kerry, 1848. 

Killed about this date. 1st Irish Record

Undated January records

First Records for

Today is 28th January. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Cape or Australian Gannet

28th January, 1985.

Oil Platform, 30km east of Tarragona, Ebro Delta, Spain.

Originally accepted as Cape Gannet now changed to Cape or Australian Gannet by Spanish RC. Earlier record claimed off Western Sahara in 1966 probably placed within WP in error.

De Juana, E. and Comite de Rarezas de la SEO 2002. Report on rare birds in Spain and Portugal in 2000. Ardeola 49(1): 141-171

Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Common Bird photo: Robin
Robin Wexford Ireland
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Wexford Town, County Wexford.
March 1st, 2003
7 more photo(s) of Robin:
Robin, Wexford Town, Wexford. 2010 Robin, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2013 Robin, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2013 Robin, Carne, Wexford. 2010 Robin, Marino, Dublin. 2010 Robin, Marino, Dublin. 2010 Robin, Wexford Town, Wexford. 2003