January 2022 - birdwatching observations in Madeira

Happy New Year! We sure hope this year will be better than the last ones, at least healthier in all ways! January started with quite warm temperatures which is not common for this time of year... Despite the low demand for birdwatching tours, let's see which vagrant species will pass by Madeira this month:

17th of January 2022 at Funchal - observed by Donato (POR)
60 to 80 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris - an unusual high number for Madeira!

At Santa Cruz
8 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

12th of January 2022 at São Vicente
3 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
3 White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba

At Câmara de Lobos - reported by Roy (UK)
13 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

4th of January 2022 at Caniçal
5 Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis

At Machico
17 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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