July 2012 birdwatching news for Madeira

21st July 2012 at Faial river mouth
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis - observed by Thierry Decouttere (TD) from France and also observed on the 26th by Thomas Kuppel from Germany

20th July 2012 at Ribeira da Janela river mouth
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus - reported by Samuel Progin from Switzerland

18th July 2012 at Lugar de Baixo
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata - juvenile

Ribeira Brava river mouth
Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus - observed by Kerstin & Michael Schmitz from Germany.

15th July 2012 at Rabaçal parking area
2 Alpine swifts Apus melba - flying together with about 150 Plain swifts Apus unicolor - reported by Kerstin & Michael Schmitz

14th July 2012 at the Gorge of Ribeira Funda
Red-rumped swallow Cecropis daurica - also seen on the 12th by TD

10th July 2012
close to Paul da Serra
Barn swallows Hirundo rustica - a few birds observed by TD

over Calheta Cliff
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus - also seen on the 8th by TD

1st July 2012 at Paul da Serra
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva - 2nd record for Madeira observed by Michał Skora from Poland and also seen on the 3rd by Hugo & Catarina

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