Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 2nd:

Sykes's Warbler

Garinish, West Beara, Cork, 2013. 

2nd Irish Record

Buff-bellied Pipit

Truska Marsh, Galway, 2010. 

Little Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 2005. 

Radde's Warbler

East Town, Tory Island, Donegal, 2003. 

10th Irish Record

Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2001. 

9th Irish Record

Red-eyed Vireo

Near the Lighthouse Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

Trapped. 7th Irish Record


Galley Head, Cork, 1979. 

6th Irish Record

Squacco Heron

Trinity College, Dublin, 1967. 

Found dying in the college grounds

Richard's Pipit

Ineermore, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1967. 

May be 2 birds involved. 8th Irish Record

Long-billed Dowitcher

Rahasane, Galway, 1963. 

4 birds eventually joined by a 5th. 6th Irish Record

Baird's Sandpiper

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1962. 

1st Irish Record

Short-toed Lark

North Slob, Wexford, 1955. 

6th Irish Record

Melodious Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1953. 

Trapped. 3rd Irish Record

Little Bunting

Rockabill Island, Dublin, 1908. 

Killed striking light. 1st Irish Record

Wilson's Storm-petrel

Mossvale, near Dunmurry, Down, 1891. 

Obtained following a storm and died the following day. 2nd Irish Record

Little Bittern

Drinagh Bog, Wexford, 1887. 

Caught by a dog

Undated October records

First Records for

Today is 2nd October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Brown Noddy

2nd October, 1912.

Wadden Sea, near Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Date approx. Said to have been killed in early October

Paulsen, P. 1925. Seltenheit der Schleswig-holsteinischen Ornis. Ornithologische Monatsberichte 50: 163-164.

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Common Bird photo: Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl Meath Ireland
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Ashbourne, County Meath.
April 2nd, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1000 f/5.6 ISO 200 
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