Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - December 21st:

Little Owl

Lemonstown, Dunlavin, Wicklow, 1981. 

4th Irish Record

Mediterranean Gull

Cork Harbour, Cork, 1969. 

5th Irish Record

Hooded Merganser

Acton Lake, Armagh, 1957. 

Probably at the same location the previous week. 3rd Irish Record

Undated December records

First for Western Palearctic

21st December. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Winter Records



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Black Tern, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
Nethertown, Co. Wexford. August 19th, 2012.
Little Blue Heron, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Letterfrack, Co. Galway. October 5th, 2008.
Woodchat Shrike, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Galley Head, Co. Cork. October 12th, 2011.
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. May 7th, 2005.
Tawny Pipit, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 11th, 2008.
Wryneck, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. September13th, 2014.
Least Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. October 9th, 2011.

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Oystercatcher, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
Lady's Island Lake, County Wexford. December 15th, 2012.
Raven, Co. Cork, Ireland
Raven (Corvus corax)
Cape Clear Island, County Cork. October 7th, 2014.
Swallow, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. April 21st, 2014.
Mediterranean Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
Nethertown, County Wexford. October 9th, 2011.
Blackcap, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. April 27th, 2013.
Little Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
Wexford Harbour, County Wexford. February 8th, 2014.
Spotted Flycatcher, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford. May 15th, 2010.