Birding in Madeira in October 2019

October is usually a good month for migration and with some of these climate changes blowing hurricanes to the Northeast Atlantic it may be a good combination to deviate some birds from their migratory route into Madeira.

11th of October 2019 off Caniçal
2 Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
2 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

10th of October 2019 at Curral das Freiras - observed by Christine (UK/POR)
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

9th of October 2019 at Ribeira Brava
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

5th of October 2019 at Caniçal
4 Sanderling Calidris alba
9 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

4th of October 2019 at Ribeira Brava
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
8 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

At Ponta do Pargo
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

At São Vicente
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

2nd of October 2019 at Caniçal
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
4 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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