Birding in Madeira, May 2019

May is a good month for birdwatching worldwide! In Madeira it started with some rain in the north and east tip of the island but it is normally real Spring month, so let's see which visitant species will visit Madeira during this month.

23rd of May 2019 at Caniçal
2 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

21st of May 2019 at Ponta do Pargo
2 Dark-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava thunbergi - male & female
10 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

20th of May 2019 off Desertas islands - reported by Brian and Jeff (UK)
Cape Verde Shearwater Calonectris edwardsii - less than 5 records in the last 50 years

At Ponta do Pargo - sightings by Michel de Lange (NED)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
3 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

19th of May 2019 at Ponta do Pargo - by Michel de Lange (NED)
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

17th of May 2019 at Porto Moniz - by Michel de Lange (NED)
3 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

12th of May 2019 at Ponta do Pargo - observed by Michel de Lange (NED)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
12 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
2 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica

11th of May 2019 at Ponta do Pargo
Approx. 10 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Common House Martin Delichon urbicum

At Ribeira Brava
2 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

10th of May 2019 at Porto Moniz - by Michel de Lange
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

9th of May 2019 at Machico
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

8th of May 2019 at Ponta do Pargo
2 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

7th of May 2019 at Ponta do Pargo - sightings by Michel de Lange (NED)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
8 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Common House Martin Delichon urbicum
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
Lark species - possible Greater Short-toed Lark

At Porto Moniz - observation by Tosja & Jurij (SLO)
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

6th of May 2019 at Fanal - reported by Ben & Jo (GER)
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

At Porto Moniz - sighting by Tosja & Jurij (SLO)
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

5th of May 2019 at Machico
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Ribeira Brava - observed by Tosja & Jurij (SLO)
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

4th of May 2019 at Machico
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

3rd of May 2019 at Machico
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina

1st of May 2019 at Caniçal
2 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Sanderling Calidris alba
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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