17th February 2006 - Half-day Birdwatching

Christopher Knibbs (UK/France) & Madeira Wind Birds

Ponta do Pargo - 4 Lapwings, 2 Golden Plovers, some Kestrels, 2 Buzzards (Buteo buteo buteo) , some Madeira Berthelot's Pipits (Anthus berthelotti madeirensis), a flock of Goldfinches and Canaries, 3 Rock Sparrows (Petronia petronia madeirensis) flying, at least 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, the sound of some Linnets, 23 Starlings on a wire and more than 30 Plain Swifts flying above a valley.

Lugar de Baixo - 3 Little Egret, 2 Cattle Egret, 1 Sandpiper, 2 Moorhens, many Coots, many Turnstones, 1 Gadwall duck, many Muscovy ducks, Feral Pigeons and Rock Doves.

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