We certainly would like to wish a happy 2024 but for those who observe nature and actually care about it, it is not looking good... Anyway, let's keep hope alive and do our best for nature conservation! Here are the bird species that visited Madeira archipelago this month:
18th of January 2024 at Funchal harbour - reported by Nicholas (UK)
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
11 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
At Ribeira Brava - observed by Iain (UK)
Ringed Teal Callonetta leucophrys - We believe this is an escaped bird and most probably the same individual recorded on the 9th of July 2023 at Santa Cruz and on the 22nd of September 2023 in Machico.
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