Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 1st:


Greenish Warbler

Baltimore, Cork, 2013. 


Hooded Merganser

Kinny Lough, Fanad Head, Donegal, 2002. 

Origin unknown but very likely a genuine vagrant


Western Sandpiper

Ballydehob, Cork, 1999. 

3rd Irish Record


Western Bonelli's Warbler

Crookhaven, Cork, 1991. 


Little Ringed Plover

Belfast Harbour Pools, Down, 1987. 

10th Irish Record


Killdeer

North Bull Island, Dublin, 1980. 

10th Irish Record


Woodlark

Central Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1966. 


Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Kinnegar Shore, Belfast Lough, Down, 1962. 

8th Irish Record


Western Bonelli's Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1962. 

Trapped. 2nd Irish Record


Blue-winged Teal

Banagher, Offaly, 1960. 

Shot. 8th Irish Record


Arctic Warbler

Tory Island, Donegal, 1960. 

Trapped. 1st Irish Record


Red-throated Pipit

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

3 birds. 5th Irish Record


Mediterranean Gull

Belfast Lough, Antrim, 1956. 

1st Irish Record


Barred Warbler

Rockabill Island , Dublin, 1913. 

4th Irish Record


Montagu's Harrier

Near Enniskerry, Wicklow, 1874. 

Shot. 3rd Irish Record


Undated September records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 1st September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Black and White Warbler

1st September, 1970.

Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland.

Collected. First live record following one found dead in Shetland in 1936. Second WP record overall

Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1994. BWP 9. Oxford University Press


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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