Madeira Archipelago Birding Report March 2014

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 26

Islands: Madeira, Porto Santo

Locations: Ribeira Machico, Porto da Cruz, Represa do Tanque, Praia da Lagoa, Faial, Fajã da Ovelha, Lagoa Águas Mansas, Lagoa Santo da Serra, Lugar de Baixo, Santa Cruz

Date: March 2014

 

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  • 1st March 2014 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 
- 21 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

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Picture 1: Ruddy Shelduck, Ribeira de Machico

Represa do Tanque, Porto Santo
- 1 Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
- 16 Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
- 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
- 3 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 4 Common Teal (Anas crecca)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Grey-heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 4 White-wagtail (Motacilla alba)
- 2 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
- Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
- Coot (Fulica atra)

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Picture 2: Black-headed Gull and Little Gull , Represa do Tanque - Porto Santo

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Picture 3:  Ruddy Shelduck, Represa Tanque - Porto Santo
  • 2nd March 2014 

Porto da Cruz
- 6 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 3rd March 2014 

Praia da Lagoa, Porto Santo
- 4 Kenthis Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
- 7 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 11 Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- + 30 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 1 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

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Picture 4:  Grey Plover, Praia da lagoa - Porto Santo
  • 4th March 2014 

Caniçal, Madeira 
- 2 Common Loon (Gavia immer)

  • 14th March 2014 (Observed by José Jesus)

Fajã da Ovelha, Madeira 
- 1 Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennata)

  • 15th March 2014 

Praia do Faial, Madeira 
- 4 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

  • 19th March 2014 

Ribeira do Faial, Madeira 
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
 
Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 
- 15 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

  • 29th March 2014 

Lagoa das Águas Mansas, Madeira
- 2 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
 
Lagoa do Santo, Madeira
- 4 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)

  • 30th March 2014 

Lugar de Baixo
- 1 Glossy Ibis  (Plegadis falcinellus)
Tufted Duck(Aythya fuligula)
- 3 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 
- 4 Black-headed gull  (Choicocephalus ridibundus)
- 12 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
- Coot (Fulica atra) (adults and chicks)

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Picture 5:  Glossy Ibis at Lugar de Baixo, Madeira

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Picture 6: Cattle egret at Lugar de Baixo, Madeira

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Picture 7: Black-headed gull at Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
 
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Picture 8: Coots with chicks at Lugar de Baixo, Madeira

Santa Cruz
- 1 Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

  • 31st March 2014 

Santa Cruz
- 1 Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)

Machico
- 1 Gannet (Morus bassanus) (juvenil)

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Picture 9: Wood Sandpiper at Santa Cruz, Madeira



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