Madeira Archipelago Birding Report February 2014

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 37

Islands: Madeira, Porto Santo

Locations: Lugar de Baixo, Peninsula São Lourenço, Lagoa Santo da Serra, Represa do Tanque, Represa dos Morenos, Porto Santo harbour, Porto Santo Golfe Course, Ribeiro Salgado, Praia da Lagoa

Date: February 2014

 

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  • 1st February 2014 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
1 Tufted Duck(Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
- 3 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
 
  • 2nd February 2014 

Peninsula São Lourenço, Madeira
- 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
- 6 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Represa do Santo da Serra, Madeira 
- 1 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
- 2 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Teal (Ana crecca) (male)
 
  • 8th February 2014 

Peninsula São Lourenço, Madeira 
- 1 Great Blac-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
- 3 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
 
  • 9th February 2014 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira 
- 1 Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
- 1 Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinelus)
- 1 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 
- 1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 22 Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
- Turstones (Arenaria interpres)
 
  • 17th February 2014 

Represa do Tanque, Porto Santo
- 1 Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
- 16 Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
- +15 Withe/Pied (Motacilla alba)
- 6 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 4 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 3 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)
- 1 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
- 2 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
- 3 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- Moohren (Gallinula chloropus)
- Coot (Fulica atra)
 
  • 18th February 2014 

Represa dos Morenos, Porto Santo
- 2 Song Thrush (Turdus philomenos)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- 10 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Wigeon (Anas penelope) (female)
- Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Moohren (Gallinula chloropus)
 
  • 19th February 2014 

Porto de Abrigo, Porto Santo
- 1 Great Northern Loon (Gavia immer)
 
  • 22th February 2014 

Campo de Golfe, Porto Santo 
- 1 Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
- 1 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
- 3 Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 3 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 2 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
- 4 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- + 30 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

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Picture 1: Spoonbills at Golf Course, Porto Santo Island
  • 24th February 2014 

Represa dos Morenos, Porto Santo 
- 2 Song Thrush (Turdus philomenos)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- 10 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Wigeon (Anas penelope) (female)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Moohren (Gallinula chloropus)
- 2 Coot (Fulica atra)

  • 26th February 2014 

Ribeiro Salgado, Porto Santo
- 1 Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) (1 winter)
- 3 Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) (1 dead)
Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
- + 30 Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
- 4 Skylar (Alauda arvensis)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Moohren (Gallinula chloropus)
 
Praia da Lagoa, Porto Santo
- 1 Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
- 1 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 15 Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- + 30 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

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Picture 2: Kenthis Plover at Praia da Lagoa, Porto Santo Island
  • 27th February 2014 

Represa do Tanque, Porto Santo 
- 1 Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 4 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 4 Teal (Anas crecca)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Moohren (Gallinula chloropus)
 
  • 28th February 2014 

Campo de Golfe, Porto Santo
- 1 Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennata)
- 2 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
- 11 Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis)
- 2 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 3 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- + 30 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Coot (Fulica atra)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
 
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Picture 3: Booted Eagle at Golf Course area, Porto Santo Island


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