Dotterels have been recorded in Madeira in the last week though by their behavior they seemed very tired:
On the 19th September 2009 1 Dotterel Charadrius morinellus was seen by Conceição Ornelas and Manuel Biscoito on Santo da Serra golf course. The bird was standing still while the golf carts were passing close by.
On the 15th September 2009 a moribund Dotterel was collected in the middle of the road from Pico do Areeiro to Poiso by Hugo & Catarina from Madeira Wind Birds and later handed to the Natural History Museum
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