Porto Santo trip report by Riccardo Del Togno (ITA)

A trip report from Porto Santo, from last week of April 2008, was kindly sent to Madeira Wind Birds by Riccardo Del Togno from Italy:

"I was on holiday with my wife and my little son, so I could not make a deep complete birdwatching as I would have liked to. Unfortunately I did not take photos, only observations.

I rent a car for one day only, and made a complete tour of Porto Santo and could see some birds. Some others I have seen near the hotel place in Vila Baleira.

Please find here below the list of the birds I have seen:

- Grey Heron 1
- Black Kite 1
- Marsh Harrier 1
- Pallid harrier 1 juv.
- Sanderling
- Turnstone
- Whimbrel
- Bee-Eater
- Barn Swallow
- Red Rumped Swallow
- House Martin
- Black Redstart
- Stonechat
- Wood Warbler
- Spotted flycatcher
- Pied Flycatcher

Spanish Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Goldfinch, Serin, Canary, Blackcap, Berthelot's Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, Hoopoe, Common Tern, Plain Swift, Quail, Kestrel, Common Buzzard 1, Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans

- I found it dead on the street crashed by a car : Little Bittern."

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