February started with warmer temperatures than previous years and that, despite delighting the tourists that visit the island, is quite worrying in a nature conservation perspective... Forest fires have already started and threatened not only the flora and fauna of the island but also humans and their goods. But, let's see which birds are also enjoying this Spring weather in Madeira:
28th of February 2020 at Ponta do Pargo
2 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti - there are less than 5 records for Madeira, on the last 50 years!
2 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe
2 Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
3 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
At Ponta do Pargo
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita - it was singing!
Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus - it was very yellow when compared to the other Chiffchaff
4 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
10 White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
12th of February 2020 at São Vicente
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
2 White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
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