Birding observations around Madeira during September 2019

Migration is on its best this month so lets hope wind will blow some bird species this way to diversify the birding population around Madeira! Despite the 48 breeding species it is always good to watch different birds...

16th of September 2019 at São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

At Ponta do Pargo
10 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

13th of September 2019 at Ribeira Brava
2 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
2 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At São Vicente
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Ponta do Pargo
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

7th of September 2019 at Caniçal
4 Sanderling Calidris alba
2 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
9 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
3 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

6th of September 2019 at Ponta do Pargo
4 Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

At Ribeira Brava
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
2 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
9 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

5th of September 2019 at Caniçal
4 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
3 Sanderling Calidris alba
10 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
3 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

1st of September 2019 at Seixal
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

Boat assisted between Vigo and Madeira - watched & photographed by Michael and Hugh (UK)
Eurasian Reed warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus

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