Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 20th:

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off the Bridges of Ross, Clare, 2009. 

Marsh Sandpiper

Great Island, Cork, 1999. 

5th Irish Record

Western Sandpiper

The Cull Bank, Wexford, 1996. 

2nd Irish Record

Fea's Petrel

Off St. John's Point, Down, 1991. 

4th Irish Record. 1st NI Record


Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1970. 


Red-headed Bunting

Near Blennerville, Kerry, 1968. 

Assigned to Category D1

Melodious Warbler

Near Merrion Square, Dublin, 1927. 

2nd Irish Record

Undated August records

First for Western Palearctic

20th August. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Autumn Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Hobby
Hobby Wexford Ireland
Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Ballyvaloo, County Wexford.
June 3rd, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1600 f/5.6 ISO 200 
4 more photo(s) of Hobby:
Hobby, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2012 Hobby, Ballyvaloo, Wexford. 2008 Hobby, Ballyvaloo, Wexford. 2008 Hobby, Ballyvaloo, Wexford. 2008