2020 New Year Birdwatching in Madeira

Happy 2020 and successful birdwatching is what we wish you all, birdwatchers out there in the field! This January started with Spring temperatures and that might attract or at least hold some of the visitant birds in Madeira.

11th of January 2020 at Santa Cruz - observed by Roy (UK)
2 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima

10th of January 2020 at São Vicente
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
2 White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Ribeira Brava
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca - female
4 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
3 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

7th of January 2020 at Santa Cruz - reported by Roy (UK)
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea - flying along the coast eastwards

2nd of January 2020 at São Vicente
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
2 White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

At Ponta do Pargo
2 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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