Madeira Archipelago Birding Report April 2014

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 22

Islands: Madeira and Porto Santo

Locations: Ribeira Machico, Ponta São Lourenço, Caniçal, Ponta do Sol, Lugar de Baixo, Lourencinha, Tanque, Calheta, Ana Ferreira, Golf Course Porto Santo, Porto dos Frades, Morenos

Date: April 2014

 

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  • 2nd April 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)

- 21 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzeta) 

- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
 

  • 5th April 2014

Caniçal, Madeira
- 4 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzeta) 

- 2 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
 

  • 6th April 2014 

Campo de Golfe, Porto Santo
- 2 Spoonbill 
(Platalea leucorodia)
- 2 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 6 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
- Coots (Fulica atra)
- Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus)
- Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzeta)
- 1 Grey-heron (Ardea cinerea) 

Porto dos Frades, Porto Santo
- 35 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Morenos, Porto Santo
- 20 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
 

  • 7th April 2014

Ponta do Sol, Madeira (Observed By David Allott)
Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Madeira - Porto Santo (Ferry)
- Cory's Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea)
- Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) 
 
Lagoa Morenos, Porto Santo
- 1 Redshank (Tringa totanus)
- Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus)
- Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)

 

  • 8th April 2014

Caniçal, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper 
(Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Great Northern Loon (Gavia immer)
 

  • 9th April 2014 

Ponta São Lourenço
Berthelot's Pipits (Anthus berthelotii madeirensis)
- Rock Sparrow (Petronia petronia madeirensis) 
- Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa hispanica)

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Picture 1: Berthelot's Pipits, Ponta de São Lourenço © David Allott


Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Common Waxbills (Estrilda astrilda)
- Grey Wagtails (Motacilla cinerea schmitzi) 

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   Picture 2: 
Ruddy Shelduck, Ribeira de Machico 
© David Allott 

  • 11th April 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper 
(Actitis hypoleucos)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
- Grey Wagtails (Motacilla cinerea schmitzi)  
- 1 Moorhen(Gallinula chloropus)

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Picture 3: Yellow Wagtail, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company

  • 13th April 2014 

 Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper 
(Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 12 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus)
- Coots (Fulica atra)

 

  • 15th April 2014 

Caniçal, Madeira
- 1 Great Northern Loon (Gavia immer)

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Picture 3: Great Northern Loon, Caniçal © Birds & Company

  • 17th April 2014 (Observed by Mª Conceição Abreu)

Lourencinha CªLobos, Madeira
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Grey-heron (Ardea cinerea)

  • 24th April 2014

Largo do Funchal, Madeira
- 20 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- Cory's Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea)
- Manx Shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) 

  • 25th April 2014 

Calheta, Porto Santo
- 3 Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
- 3 Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 2 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Tanque, Porto Santo
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 3 Little Egret (Egretta garzeta)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 6 Coot (Fulica atra)
- 4 Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquilla pennata)
- 8 Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)

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Picture 4: Spoonbills at Tanque, Porto Santo © Birds & Company

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Picture 5: Grey Heron at Tanque, Porto Santo © Birds & Company

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Picture 6: Booted Eagle at Tanque, Porto Santo © Birds & Company

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper 
(Actitis hypoleucos)
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus)
- Coots (Fulica atra)
 

  • 26th April 2014 

Ana Ferreira, Porto Santo
- 1 Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

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Picture 7:Golden Oriole at Ana Ferreira, Porto Santo © Birds & Company

Tanque, Porto Santo
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 3 Little Egret (Egretta garzeta)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquilla pennata)
- 6 Coot (Fulica atra)
- 4 Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquilla pennata)
- 8 Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)
 

  • 27th April 2014 

Calheta-Praia Lagoa, Porto Santo
- 6 Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 4 Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
- 1 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 8 Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- 3 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 

Ponta São Lourenço, Madeira
- 2 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 8 Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)
 

  • 28th April 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus)
- Grey Wagtails (Motacilla cinerea schmitzi) 
 

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