Madeira Archipelago Birding Report May 2014

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 31

Islands: Madeira

Locations: Ribeira Machico, Lugar de Baixo, Caniçal, Ribeira do Faial, Ribeira da Janela, Ribeira S. Vicente, Paul do Mar

Date: May 2014

 

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  • 4th May 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 4 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
- 2 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta) 

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit 
(Limosa lapponica)
- 1 Glossy Ibis  (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 4 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides)
 

  • 7th May 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 4 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 20 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 
 

  • 8th May 2014

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 2 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
- 1 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 1 Black-Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)


 
São Vicente, Madeira
- Common Terns (Sterna hirundo)
- Roseate Terns (Sterna dougallii) 
 

  • 9th May 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 2 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 
- 2 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
- Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)

Caniçal, Madeira
- 3 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

  • 10th May 2014

Ribeira São Vicente, Madeira
- 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

Ribeira da Janela, Madeira
- 2 Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) (male)
- 2 Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides)
- 1 Black-Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
- 1 Glossy Ibis  (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Ringed PLover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)

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Picture 1:  Little Bittern, Lugar de Baixo © Birds & Company

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Picture 2:  Squacco heron, Lugar de Baixo © Birds & Company

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Picture 3:  Black-Winged Stilt, Lugar de Baixo © Birds & Company
  • 11th May 2014

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) (male)
- 2 Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides)
- 1 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
- 1 Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)
- 1 Redshank (Tringa tonatus)
- 1 Yellow flava (Motacilla flava)
- 1 House martin (Delichon urbicum)

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Picture 4: Baillon's Crake, Lugar de Baixo © Birds & Company
  • 12th May 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 2 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 1 Redshank (Tringa tonatus)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
- 8 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 1 Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
- 24 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 4 Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- 3 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 2 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
- 1 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

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Picture 5: Greenshank and Redshank, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company

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Picture 7: Bar-tailed Godwit and Ringed Plover, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company 

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Picture 7: Little Ringed Plover, Ribeira de Machico © Birds & Company

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Picture 8: Yellow-wagtailRibeira de Machico © Birds & Company
  • 13th May 2014

Caniçal, Madeira
- 1 Redshank (Tringa tonatus)
- 2 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 10 House martin (Delichon urbicum) 

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 3 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 2 Redshank (Tringa tonatus)
- 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
- 10 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 1 Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
- 24 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 5 Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- 2 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
- 1 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
 
  • 14th May 2014

Ribeira Faial, Madeira
- 2 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 
 
Caniçal, Madeira
- 4 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 2 Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 
- 3 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
 
  • 16th May 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 2 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 2 Redshank (Tringa tonatus)
- 3 Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
- 10 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 4 Sanderling (Calidris alba)
- 6 Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
- 2 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)

  • 20th May 2014

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides)

Ribeira da Janela, Madeira
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
 
  • 23th May 2014

Ribeira de Machico, Madeira
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Little-egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

Paul do mar, Madeira  (Observed by Bill Simpson)
- 1 Purple heron (Ardea purpurea) 

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Picture 9: Purple heron at Paul do mar © Paul Simpson
  • 24th May 2014

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira (Observed by Bill Simpson)
- 1 Glossy Ibis  (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Black-Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
 
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Picture 10: Glossy Ibis at Lugar de Baixo © Paul Simpson

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Picture 11: Black-winged Stilt at Lugar de Baixo © Paul Simpson
  • 25th May 2014

Pelagic, Madeira
- 1 Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus)
-  1 Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)
 
  • 27th May 2014

Lugar de Baixo, Madeira
- 1 Glossy Ibis  (Plegadis falcinellus)
- Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) with chicks
- Coots (Fulica atra) with juvenils



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