Spring migration season - April 2018

It's April and bird migration is starting to move northwards! Let's see which species the winds will blow into Madeira, as we are out of migration routes...

18th of April 2018 at Ribeira Brava
5 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Lugar de Baixo
Little Crake Porzana parva - female
4 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

At Ponta do Pargo
3 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

At São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

14th of April 2018 at São Vicente
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

11th of April 2018 at Funchal - heard by Bruce Kerr (UK)
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix

At Ponta de São Lourenço - sighted by Martin Wadewitz (GER)
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

9th of April 2018 at Tanque pond, Porto Santo - observations by Martin Wadewitz (GER)
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
6 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Between Funchal and Porto Santo
2 Great Skua Stercorarius skua

7th of April 2018 at São Vicente
2 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

At Lugar de Baixo
2 Little Crake Porzana parva - a pair reported by Martin Wadewitz (GER)
Little Egret Egretta garzetta - observed by Martin Helin (FIN)

6th of April 2018 off Funchal Harbour - sighting by Jesper Hornskov (DEN)
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea - flying East

At Caniço de Baixo - recorded by Martin Helin (FIN)
Purple Heron Ardea pupurea

2nd of April 2018 at Ponta do Pargo
At least 5 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

At Ribeira Brava
5 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Off Funchal Harbour - reported by Jesper Hornskov (DEN)
2 Northern Gannet Morus bassanus

At Porto Moniz - observed by Michel de Lange (NED)
2 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

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