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Published Irish Bird Report / Irish Rare Bird Report records: near-passerines

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1953-2009 records
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Species Number Location Date Year Comment
Collared Dove 2 "arrived" Dunmore East summer 1963
Collared Dove pr seen outskirts of Dungarvan 1963
Collared Dove 6 Dunmore East Nov 1964 "breeding was suspected"
Collared Dove breeding outskirts of Dungarvan 1964
Turtle Dove 2 together Brownstown Head 21-Jun 1964
Turtle Dove "a number" Mine Head May 1966 "on roads" during or after SE winds
Turtle Dove 1 Brownstown Head 29-Sep 1996
Turtle Dove 1 Brownstown Head 29-Sep 1997
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 found dead Waterford city [train station] 27-Oct 1989 [1st county, 7th Irish record]
Scops Owl 1, found freshly dead Brownstown Head 05-Apr 1998 [1st county record]
Short-eared Owl "abnormally scarce" Co Waterford winter 1953/54
Nightjar 1 Rathcormac 3rd week Nov 1975 flushed from hole at base of tree, latest ever Irish
Nightjar 3 "a well-watched site" 14 June-Aug 1989
Nightjar 3 nr Dungarvan 18 May-mid Aug 1990
Chimney Swift 1 Dungarvan 1-2 Nov 2005 photographed
Swift 1 Fennor 14-Sep 1986 [late record]
Alpine Swift 1 Helvick Head 16-Apr 1988 [2nd county record]
Alpine Swift 1 Abbeyside, Dungarvan 03-Apr 2005 photographed
Alpine Swift 1 Dungarvan 03-Apr 2006 photographed
Alpine Swift 1 Dungarvan 04-Apr 2008 photographed

Hoopoe 1 near Annestown end Apr 1954 "later shot"
Hoopoe 1 shot near Dungarvan end Apr 1954
Hoopoe 1 Tramore 31-Mar 1965
Hoopoe 1+ Kilmeadon 1-16 Apr 1965
Hoopoe 1 near Portlaw 08-Apr 1965
Hoopoe 2 near Woodstown early April 1965 may include "Duncannon, Wexford, bird of April 1st"
Hoopoe 2 together Tramore early April 1965 "could have included the bird of March 31st"
Hoopoe 1 near Stradbally April 1968
Hoopoe 1 Co Waterford Sept 1970
Hoopoe 1 Corbally 16-Aug 1974
Hoopoe 1 Waterford City 21-Mar 1975 found dead
Hoopoe 1 Dunmore East 15-Oct 1976
Hoopoe 1 Helvick Head 18-Mar 1978
Hoopoe 2 nr Waterford city 3 wks in June 1980
Hoopoe 1 Annestown April 1981
Hoopoe 1 Ardmore 2nd half Apr 1987
Hoopoe 1 Dungarvan 23 Sept-17 Dec 1989
Hoopoe 1 Old Parish 1-14 Apr 1990
Hoopoe 1 Dungarvan May 1990
Hoopoe 1 Kilmacthomas 6-10 March 1991
Hoopoe 1 Helvick Head 18-24 Apr 1992
Hoopoe 2 nr Dungarvan 24-Apr 1992
Hoopoe 1 Saleen/Corballymore 13-14 March 1993
Hoopoe 1 Tramore 1-2 Apr 1993 [golf driving range]
Hoopoe 1 nr Tallow 10-Dec 1994 [December record]
Hoopoe 1 Kill 06-May 1995
Hoopoe 1 Rathmoylan 06-Apr 1996
Hoopoe 1 Old Parish 03-May 1999
Hoopoe 1 Annestown 17-18 Mar 2003
Hoopoe 1 nr Waterford Airport 18-19 Mar 2003
Hoopoe 1 Brownstown Head late Sept 2003
Wryneck 1, trapped Brownstown Head 10-13 Oct 1992 [2nd county record]
Wryneck 1 Brownstown Head 4-11 Sep 2005
Wryneck 1 Brownstown Head 2-10 Oct 2006 photographed
Wryneck 1 nr Ballinclamper [Clonea Strand] 24-Apr 2007

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