Madeira Archipelago Birding Report December 2014

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 10

Islands: Madeira

Locations: Lugar de Baixo, Ribeira de Machio, Pico do Areeiro, Ribeiro Frio

Date: December 2014

 

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  • 2nd December 2014 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
- 1 Barn swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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Picture 1: Shelduck, Lugar de Baixo © Birds & Company


  • 8th December 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 1 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 2 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)

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Picture 2: Black-headed gull and Turnstones, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company
 

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Picture 3Greenshank, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company
 

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Picture 4Ruddy Shelduck, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company
 

  • 12th December 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 2 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)

Pico do Areeiro, Madeira
- 1 Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Ribeiro Frio, Madeira
- 1 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla heineken) (melanistic form) 

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Picture 5: Blackap (melanistic form), Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company
 

  • 14th December 2014 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 2 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
- 1 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- 6 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)

 

  • 26th December 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 2 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
 

  • 31st December 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 1 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)




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