Birdwatching news for Madeira, October 2017

Another migration month! October started with summer weather, with warm winds from the eastern quadrant though not strong enough to blow many different species out of their course into Madeira. Anyway, fingers crossed for some rarities!

19th of October 2017 at Caniçal
20 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
6 Little Egret Egretta garzetta

11th of October 2017 at Machico
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
14 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

9th of October 2017 at São Vicente
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Lugar de Baixo
2 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

At Ribeira Brava
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

6th of October 2017 at Machico
Common Ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
2 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
10 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Paul da Serra - recorded by Angela Fletcher (UK)
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

5th of October 2017 at Santa Cruz - observed by Per Olof (SWE)
2 Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia - flying

4th of October 2017 at Lugar de Baixo
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

At Ponta do Pargo
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe oenanthe

At São Vicente
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

2nd of October 2017 at Caniçal
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Machico
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Sanderling Calidris alba
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

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