Madeira Archipelago Birding Report December 2013

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 35

Locations: Marina Funchal, Harbour of Funchal, Lugar de Baixo, Estreito Câmara Lobos, Caniçal, Ponta de São Lourenço, Ribeira de Machico, Ribeira da Janela, Tanque, Morenos, Golf Course Porto Santo, Ribeiro Salgado, Serra de Dentro

Islands: Madeira Island, Porto Santo Island 

Date: December 2013


  • 1st December 2013 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira (Observed by Mats Gothnier)
- 1 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
1 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Caniçal, Madeira 
- 2 Gannet (Morus bassanus) (juvenil)
- 21 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 6 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
 
  • 2nd December 2013 (Observed by Mats Gothnier)

Estreito Câmara Lobos, Madeira
- 1 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla heineken) (melanistic form)
 

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Picture 1: A Blackcap (Sylvia atricapila heinekenmelanistic form, spoted at Estreito Câmara Lobos, Madeira Island

  • 3rd December 2013

Marina Funchal
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Black-headed-gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus) (1st-winter)

Funchal Harbour (north)
- 16 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus) (1st-winter and ad.winter)
- 5 Mediterranean gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) (1st-winter and 2nd-winter)


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Picture 2: Black-headed gull (ad.winter and 1st-winter), Funchal Harbour - Madeira Island 


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Picture 3: Black-headed gull (1st-winter) and Mediterranean Gull (2nd-winter),
Funchal Harbour - Madeira Island 

 

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Picture 4: Mediterranean Gull (1st-winter), Funchal Harbour - Madeira Island 


  • 4th December 2013 

Caniçal, Madeira 
- 2 Gannet (Morus bassanus) (juvenil)
- 1 White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
 
  • 13th December 2013 

Caniçal, Madeira 
- 2 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

  • 16th December 2013 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 15 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)

  • 17th December 2013 

Santa Catarina Park, Madeira
- 1 Black-headed-gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus) (1st-winter)
 

  • 20th December 2013 

Caniçal, Madeira
- 1 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) pale phase 
- 21 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Ribeira Machico, Madeira
- 11 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 5 Black headed-gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
-
1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 6 White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 
 

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Picture 5: Barn Swallow,Caniçal - Madeira Island 


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Picture 6: Dunlin, Ribeira Machico - Madeira Island 


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Picture 7:Black-headed-gull, Ribeira Machico - Madeira Island 


  • 23th December 2013 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira 
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 12 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 15 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus) 

  • 24th December 2013 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
- 1 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)


  • 26th December 2013 

Represa Tanque, Porto Santo
- 1 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 
- 10 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Redshank (Tringa totanus) 
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 
- 1 House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
- 2 White wagtail (Motacilla alba) 

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Picture 8: 1 Mute Swan at represa do Tanque, Porto Santo
 
Golf Course, Porto Santo
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 2 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 1 Wigeon (Anas penelope)
- Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- +20 Black-headed Gull (Chroicochephalus ridibundus)
- 3 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- Coot (Fulica atra)

Represa Morenos, Porto Santo
- 1 Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
- 15 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 14 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- +10 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

  • 27th December 2013 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Turnstone (
Arenaria interpres)

Ribeira da Janela, Madeira 
- 3 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Grey Heron (
Ardea cinerea)

Golf Course, Porto Santo
- 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa laponica)
- 2 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 30 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 2 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 3 White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
 
Represa Morenos, Porto Santo
- 1 Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
- 15 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 14 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- +10 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- 2 White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
 
Represa Tanque, Porto Santo
- 1 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
- 6 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 10 White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
- 4 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- 2 Commun Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
- 1 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 
- 1 House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
- Coot (Fulica atra)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
 
Serra de Dentro, Porto Santo
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) (pale phase)
- 6 Teal (Anas crecca)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
 
Ribeiro Salgado, Porto Santo
- 3 Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)
- +15 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

  • 30th December 2013 

Represa Tanque, Porto Santo 
- 1 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
- 3 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) 
- 6 Teal (Anas crecca)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- 1 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
- 1 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
- 4 White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- Coot (Fulica atra)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
 
Golf Course, Porto Santo
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa laponica)
- 1 Redshank (Tringa totanus)
- 17 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 3 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 2 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 2 White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
- 20 Black-headed Gull (Chroicochephalus ridibundus)
Coot (Fulica atra)
- 4 Teal (Anas crecca)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
 
Represa Morenos, Porto Santo
- 1 Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
- 15 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 14 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Coot (Fulica atra)
- +10 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- 2 White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)


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