Birdwatching in Madeira, November 2018

It's November and air and sea temperatures are still above 20ºC... Perfect conditions for the migrating birds to stop by and rest for a few days before continuing their journey! So let's see which bird species will visit Madeira during this month:

12th of November 2018 at São Jorge - observed and photographed by Paul (UK)
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris - juvenile - less than 5 records on the last 50 years but the 2nd in Madeira for this year!

10th of November 2018 at Porto Moniz - observed by Michel de Lange (NED)
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Great Northern Loon Gavia immer

At Ponta do Pargo
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

8th of November 2018 at Porto Moniz - by Michel de Lange (NED)
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

6th of November 2018 at Porto Moniz - watched by Michel de Lange (NED)
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

At Ponta do Pargo
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe
3 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
2 Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis (only heard)

4th of November 2018 at Porto Moniz - recorded by Michel de Lange (NED)
1 Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

2nd of November 2018 at Santo da Serra
2 Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
4 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

At Machico
2 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Caniçal - reported by Gunter (GER)
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
3 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

At Porto Moniz - by Bernard
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

1st of November 2018 off Machico
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
3 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

At Caniçal
Sanderling Calidris alba
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Lugar de Baixo - observed by Gunter (GER)
5 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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