Birdwatching in Madeira, August 2018

August started with very hot temperatures in mainland Portugal but Madeira is been keeping its mild temperatures and even some rain, so lets see if which birds prefer this temperate climate of Madeira archipelago to spend a few days or weeks.

29th of August 2018 at Ribeira Brava
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

22nd of August 2018 at Ribeira Brava
2 Sanderling Calidris alba
Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus
4 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

21st of August 2018 at Caniçal
Sanderling Calidris alba
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

15th of August 2018 at Machico
2 Sanderling Calidris alba
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Caniçal
3 Little Egret Egretta garzetta

At Jardim do Mar - reported by Lucas Lombardo (SWI)
Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii

14th of August 2018 at Ponta do Pargo
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

12th of August 2018 at Caniçal
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

10th of August 2018 at Porto Moniz - observed by Michel de Lange (NED)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus attacking a Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

7th of August 2018 at Caniçal
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
6 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

6th of August 2018 at Porto Moniz - seawatched by Lucas Lombardo (SWI)
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

5th of August 2018 at Porto Moniz - sighting by Michel de Lange (NED)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

4th of August 2018 at Caniçal
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Sanderling Calidris alba
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Seawatching from Porto Moniz - observed by Michel de Lange (NED)
331 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

2nd of August 2018 at Caniçal
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

At Porto Moniz - recorded by Michel de Lange (NED)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

1st of August 2018 at Ponta do Pargo - observations by Michel de Lange (NED)
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

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