Birding in Madeira - August 2020

August should be a good season for some migratory birds to be blown off their course and be watched in Madeira archipelago though it has been a bit quiet around...

31st of August 2020 at Caniçal
2 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

18th of August 2020 at Ponta Delgada - observed by Gert (NED)
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes - Less than 5 records on the last 50 years, though last one was 2019

17th of August 2020 at Caniçal
11 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Off Machico
Great shearwater Puffinus gravis

15th of August 2020 at Porto Moniz
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
+20 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea

14th of August 2020 at Caniçal
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

12th of August 2020 at Caniçal
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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