April started very quiet in what regards to vagrant birds... The wind has been light in contrast with March but we are still waiting for some strong easterly winds to blow some migrating birds into this island. Though we are watching again the breeding birds that already returned to Madeira after their migratory season, such as Zino's Petrel Pterodroma madeira, Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea borealis, Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus puffinus, Common Tern Sterna hirundo and Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii!
As for vagrant bird species observed this month, these are:
26th of April 2013 at Caniçal - reported by Asgeir Larsen (NOR)
2 Peregrin Falcons Falco peregrinus - a pair, male and female.
at Estreito da Calheta - watched by Asgeir Larsen
2 Turtle Doves Streptopelia turtur
11th of April 2013 at Caniçal
2 Common House Martins Delichon urbicum
10th of April 2013 in São Vicente
2 Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus
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