Birdwatching in August 2019 in Madeira

In August migration starts and so there is always a good chance to get some interesting vagrant bird species stopping or passing by Madeira archipelago. Roseate Terns, for example, this year seem to have departed Madeira for their migration earlier, in July, as we can not find them around anymore... So let's see what August 2019 brings for the birdwatchers visiting Madeira this month:

21st of August 2019 at Caniçal -
Sanderling Calidris alba
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

20th of August 2019 off Porto Moniz - reported by Phil (UK)
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus - 4 adult flying together to the west
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

15th of August 2019 at Funchal harbour - watched by Markus (GER)
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sanderling Calidris alba

14th of August 2019 at Ribeira Brava
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
3 European Herring Gull Larus argentatus
2 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At São Vicente - observed by Markus (GER)
7 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

12th of August 2019 at Machico - reported by Markus (GER)
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Ponta São Lourenço
3 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

11th of August 2019 at Machico
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

7th of August 2019 at Ribeira Brava - sighting by Markus (GER)
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

5th of August 2019 at Ribeira da Janela - observed by Fabian (GER)
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

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