Birding in Madeira, October 2023

Very high temperatures for the beginning of the autumn, reaching 30ºC... It is migration time, but it seems the weather seasons are disappearing. Let's see which species will be blown off their migratory course into Madeira!

26th of October 2023 at Machico
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis

25th of October 2023 at Caniçal
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

19th of October 2023 at Machico
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Little Egret Egretta garzetta

At Faial
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

15th of October 2023 at Lugar de Baixo - observed by Philip (UK)
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

4th of October 2023 at Machico
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Sanderling Calidris alba
2 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
2 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Santo da Serra reservoir
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

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