Madeira Archipelago Birding Report January 2014

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 26

Islands: Madeira Island

Locations: Lugar de Baixo, Ponta de São Lourenço, Ribeira Machico, Ribeira Faial, Ribeira Janela, Funchal harbour (north), Lagoa Águas Mansas, Lagoa Santo da Serra, Aeroport

Date: January 2014

 

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  • 3rd January 2014 

Ribeira Faial
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Black-headed-gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus) (1st-winter) 

Ponta de São Lourenço
- 3 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)
- 1 Hoopeo (Upupa epops)

Ribeira Machico
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 5th January 2014 

Lagoa do Santo da Serra
- 7 Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
- 4 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) 
- 17 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 6 White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 
 
Lagoa das Águas Mansas
- 4 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) (the same of Lagoa do Santo)
- 2 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Comon Coot (Fulica atra)
 
  • 6th January 2014 

Lugar de Baixo
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 7 Black-headed gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)

Ribeira da Janela
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) 
- 8 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 3 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

  • 9th January 2014 

Funchal harbour (north)
- 2 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

  • 10th January 2014 

Ponta de São Lourenço
- 2 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 3 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 13th January 2014 

Lugar de Baixo
- 1 Glossy Ibis  (Plegadis falcinellus)
1 Tufted Duck(Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Spotted Crake  (Porzana porzana)
- 12 Black-headed gull  (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- 9 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
 
Ribeira da Janela
- 1 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Ponta de São Lourenço
- 2 Great Northen Loon (Gavia immer)
- 6 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 3 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Great Black-baccked Gull (Larus marinus)
- 4 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 18th January 2014 

Lagoa do Santo da Serra
- 7 Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
- 2 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 8 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

  • 19th January 2014 

Funchal harbour
- 1 Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) 
- 3 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- Black-headed-gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Lugar de Baixo
1 Tufted Duck(Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Spotted Crake  (Porzana porzana)
- 15 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 3 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 1 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

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Picture 1: Iceland Gull (right), Funchal harbour

  • 22th January 2014 

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) 
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 
- 3 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 
- 1 Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) 
Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
 
  • 25th January 2014 

Ribeira Faial
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 8 Peid/White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 
- 3 Black-headed-gull (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- 12 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
 
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Picture 2: Common Sandpiper, Ribeira do Faial

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Picture 3: Peid/White Wagtail, Ribeira de Machico

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Picture 4: Little Egret, Ribeira de Machico

  • 27th January 2014 

Caniçal
- 25 Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Great Blac-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
 
  • 28th January 2014 

Ribeira Faial
- 2 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

  • 31st January 2014 

Aeroporto
- 1 Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)


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