Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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

Wilson's Warbler

Dursey Island, Cork, 2013. 

1st Irish Record. 2nd WP Record

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2011. 

Franklin's Gull

Lenadoon Head, Sligo, 2011. 

Lesser Grey Shrike

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 

6th Irish Record

Arctic Redpoll

Tory Island, Donegal, 2001. 

3rd Irish Record

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler

Alder Wood, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999. 

Trapped. 2nd Irish Record

Least Sandpiper

Shannon Airport Lagoon, Clare, 1998. 

10th Irish Record

Upland Sandpiper

Near Tillickafinna, Dursey Island, Cork, 1991. 

10th Irish Record

Yellow-breasted Bunting

Trawkieran, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985. 

3rd Irish Record

Greenish Warbler

Hook Head, Wexford, 1982. 

6th Irish Record

Red-footed Falcon

Near Maam Cross, Connemara, Galway, 1966. 

2nd Irish Record

American Golden Plover

Shanagarry, Cork, 1966. 

5th Irish Record

Long-billed Dowitcher

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1960. 

3rd Irish Record

Yellow-breasted Bunting

Tory Island, Donegal, 1959. 

1st Irish Record

Tawny Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

4th Irish Record

Ortolan Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1956. 

5th Irish Record

Sabine's Gull

Off Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 1867. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record

Sabine's Gull

Belfast Lough, Antrim, 1822. 

Shot. 1st Irish Record

Undated September records

First Records for

Today is 18th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Little Blue Heron

18th September, 1997.

Faja dos Cubres, Sao Jorge, Azores.

First live record following one found dead on Flores, Azores in November 1964. Second WP record overall. Remained until 9th October

Costa, H. et al 2000. Aves de occorência rara ou accidental em Portugal. Relatorio do Comite Português de Raridades referente aos anos de 1997 e 1998. Pardela 11: 3-27

Great-winged Petrel

18th September, 1986.

Off Flamborough Head, North Humberside, England.

Tentative claim, not admitted to British list

Bourne, W.R.P. 1992. Debatable British and Irish seabirds. Birding World 5(10): 382-390

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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Wryneck Wexford Ireland
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. September13th, 2014.
Whinchat Wexford Ireland
Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)
Lady's Island, County Wexford. September13th, 2014.
Pied Flycatcher Wexford Ireland
Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. September 14th, 2014.
Stilt Sandpiper Dublin Ireland
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Swords Estuary, County Dublin. September 4th, 2014.
Sabines Gull Clare Ireland
Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini)
Bridges of Ross, County Clare. August 29th, 2014.

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Spotted Flycatcher Wexford Ireland
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. September 6th, 2014.
Northern Wheatear Wexford Ireland
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Hook Head, County Wexford. September 5th, 2014.
Sanderling Wexford Ireland
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. August 23rd, 2014.
Common Kingfisher Wexford Ireland
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
River Slaney, County Wexford. August 10th, 2014.
Dunlin Wexford Ireland
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. July 19th, 2014.
Linnet Wexford Ireland
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford. July 5th, 2014.