Observations on a Fauna & Flora Tour

Little Ringed Plover

On September 17th during a Fauna & Flora tour, after watching Trocaz Pigeons, Madeira Firecrests and Chaffinches on the Laurel Forest, the following migrant waders were seen on the river mouth of Machico:

1 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
1 Redshank Tringa totanus
1 Little Egret Egreta garzeta
12 Ruddy Turnstones Arenaria interpres
1 Little Ringed Plover juvenile Charadrius dubius

It seems this winter will be interesting in what relates to migrant species stopping in Madeira to enjoy its temperate climate and wonderful nature...

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