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:
23rd of January 2022 at Ponta São Lourenço - reported by Manuel (POR)
Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca - Less than 5 records in the last 50 years!
> 50 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Common House Martin Delichon urbicum
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
10th of January 2022 at Funchal harbour - photographed by Manuel (POR)
Mew Gull Larus canus
8 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
12 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
6 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
4 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2 White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
Join Madeira Wildlife Monthly Newsletter. All the updates on your email every month.