August 2012 bird news for Madeira

End of August is always a good time of the year to start to find surprising birds in Madeira... So far we already got 4 Eleonora's Falcons but the migrating season has just started and more will come, we hope!

Eleonora's Falcon in Madeira

26th of August 2012 at Lugar de Baixo

1 Curlew Sandpiper observed by Paul Knolle from Holland

On Bird, dolphin & whale watching trips by Wind Birds around Caniçal:

1 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus

5 Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus

1 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

25th of August 2012 at Lugar de Baixo

Observations made by Mark Nieuwenhuis and Martin van Genderen from Holland:

1 Dunlin Calidris alpina

1 Sanderling Calidris alba

21st of August 2012

4 Eleonora's Falcons Falco eleonorae between Pico do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo - observed by Christoph Roland, Ernst Albegger, Philipp Kolleritsch and Josef Ringert from Austria

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