Bird visitants to Madeira in June 2018

In terms of vagrant birds, birdwatching in June is normally less interesting than in May but when talking about birds we never know... Let's see what which bird species are blown out of their migration course into Madeira:

19th of June 2018 at Ponta do Pargo
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

At São Vicente
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

15th of June 2018 at Cabo Girão - observed and photographed by Ian Wells (UK)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus - 1st cycle bird

13th of June 2018 at Ponta do Pargo
Alpine swift Tachymarptis melba

12th of June 2018 at Caniçal
7 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
2 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

10th of June 2018 at Caniçal
3 Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

9th of June 2018 at Caniço
Alpine swift Tachymarptis melba

7th of June 2018 at Machico
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina

6th of June 2018 at Ponta do Pargo
4 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

At São Vicente
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

At Porto Moniz - observed by Hugo Wieleman and Michel de Lange (NED)
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis - The observers recognise that due to the short observation time a hybrid can not be excluded. The bird was flying west. If confirmed this would be a first record for Madeira!

1st of June 2018 at Machico
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
2 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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