Birdwatching around Madeira in September 2022

September is starting with some easterly winds which during migration are good to blow some birds out of their course, into Madeira...

22nd of September 2022 at Funchal harbour - reported by Neil (UK)
2 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
4 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

21st of September 2022 at Machico
Spotted sandpiper Actitis macularius
9 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Little Egret Egretta garzetta

15th of September 2022 at Machico
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
9 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

10th of September 2022 seawatching from Porto Moniz - by Michel (NED)
360 Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
63 Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
588 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus
2 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus

9th of September 2022 off Porto Moniz - data by Michel (NED)
120 Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
3 Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
316 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
2 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

6th of September 2022 seawatching from Porto Moniz - records by Michel (NED)
1102 Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
9 Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
216 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus
2 Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
2 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
200 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

5th of September 2022 off Porto Moniz - seawatching report by Michel (NED)
3515 Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
4 Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
344 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus
17 Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
6 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
131 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

2nd of September 2022 at Caniçal
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Sanderling Calidris alba
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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