Machico river, in Madeira Island, is helding a festival of migrating birds with some very rare visitors to Madeira... Have a look at what Hugo & Catarina observed today, on the 1st of October 2010, there:
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla - first seen on the 30th September by Alex McKechnie. This is the 2nd record for Madeira with the first on being 22 years ago where 2 birds were observed in Funchal.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos - seen also on the 30th September by Alex McKechnie.
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Redshank Tringa totanus
White Wagtail Motacila alba
5 Sanderlings Calidris alba
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
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