September 2018 bird observations in Madeira archipelago

September is normally a good month to start watching some vagrant birds - birds who got lost on their migration route and were lucky enough to find a piece of land (Madeira!). So let's see what the winds will blow this way during this month:

19th of September 2018 at São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Ribeira Brava
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

15th of September 2018 at São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Ribeira Brava
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
3 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

12th of September 2018 at Ribeira Brava
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

11th of September 2018 at Caniçal
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
4 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Machico
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
11 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

8th of September 2018 at São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

Ribeira Brava
Sanderling Calidris alba
15 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

6th of September 2018 at Caniçal
2 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

At Funchal - sightings by Robin & Rosemary (UK)
Sanderling Calidris alba
7 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

5th of September 2018 at São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Ribeira Brava
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

4th of September 2018 at Seixal
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus
2 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

3rd of September 2018 at Funchal - reported by Robin & Rosemary (UK)
4 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis

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