October 2013 birding news for Madeira

The autumn has started but so far the winds have been light this month. Lets see what October brings to Madeira in terms of bird species...

23rd October at Lugar de Baixo
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

21st October at Machico
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Dunlin Calidris alpina
3 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
2 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

At Caniçal
At least 3 Northern Wheater Oenanthe oenanthe

At Atalaia, Caniço
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

19th October at Machico
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata

17th October at Lugar de Baixo - observations by Frank Schwinteck (GER)
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

13th October at Ponta do Pargo - records by Frank Schwinteck
1 Isabelline Wheater Oenanthe isabellina´
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus

11th October at Selvagem Grande Island - sighting by Frank Zino
Black Stork Ciconia nigra - This is the 3rd record for Madeira Archipelago

6th October at Ponta do Pargo - observed by Frank Schwinteck
Booted Eagle Aquila pennata

1st October at Caniçal
1 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

at Santa Cruz, near airport
1 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Edited by Hugo Romano Hugo Romano

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