October 2021, birding records for Madeira

This time was our time for holiday, as Madeira is beautiful but can sometimes be too small for the ones who live it in... So the bird records for Madeira this month are very few as it is the number of birdwatchers in the island. Anyway, thanks to some local help we can still put up some birding news:

29th of October 2021 at Machico - observed by Ralf (GER)
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
2 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
18 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
2 Little Egret Egretta garzetta

At Água de Pena
Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

28th of October 2021 at Ponta São Lourenço - reported by Ralf (GER)
3 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta

27th of October 2021 at Machico
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
8 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Caniçal
3 Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis

25th of October 2021 at Machico - spotted by Ralf (GER)
Dunlin Calidris alpina alpina
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
12 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

24th of October 2021 at Ponta do Pargo - watched by Ralf (GER)
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

At Lugar de Baixo do
9 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

17th of October 2021 at Pico Branco reservoir - observed by Claudia (POR)
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca

16th of October 2021 at Tanque pond, Porto Santo - recorded by Claudia (POR)
3 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Approx. 35 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Little Egret Egretta garzetta

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