Madeira Archipelago Birding Report November 2013

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 26

Locations: Ribeira de Machico, Faial, Porto da Cruz, Caniçal, Ponta São Lourenço, Funchal, Ribeira Brava, Lugar de Baixo, Ponta de Pargo, Porto Moniz

Islands: Madeira 

Date: November 2013


  • 2nd November 2013

Marina Funchal
- 1 Coot (Fulica atra)

  • 3rd November 2013

Caniçal
- 1 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Ribeira Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 2 Common Teal (Anas crecca)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 8th November 2013

Ponta do Pargo
- 1 Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

  • 8th and 10th November 2013

Lugar de baixo
- 1 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

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Picture 1: Northern Pintail (male), Lugar de Baixo - Madeira Island 

  • 11st November 2013 

Caniçal 
- 12 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 4 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

  • 12th November 2013

Lugar de baixo 
- 1 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 2 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
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1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
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1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) 

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Picture 2: Tufted Duck (juvenile), Lugar de Baixo - Madeira Island 

  • 14th November 2013 

Caniçal 
1 Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Lugar de Baixo 
- 1 Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
- 1 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
1 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

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Picture 3: 
Common KingfisherLugar de Baixo - Madeira Island
 
  • 17th November 2013

Caniçal 
- 1 
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
- 2 Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
  • 21st November 2013

Marina Funchal 
1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Caniçal
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) pale phase 

  • 22th November 2013 

Ribeira de Machico 
- 1 Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 2 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

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Picture 4: Great CormorantRibeira de Machico - Madeira Island
  • 23th November 2013 

Ribeira do Faial
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

Porto da Cruz
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)


Caniçal
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) pale phase 
- 1 Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)


Porto Caniçal
- 5 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)


Ribeira Machico
- 2 Common Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 6 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 24th November 2013

Faial
- 2 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Ribeira Brava 
- 5 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Lugar de baixo 
- 1 Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
- 1 Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
1 Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
1 Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
- 17 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

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Picture 5: Spotted Crake, Lugar de Baixo - Madeira Island 

  • 26th November 2013 

Marina Funchal 
1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Caniçal
- 1 Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
- 12 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 
- 15 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 

  • 27th November 2013 

Ribeira Machico
- 1 Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)
- 1 Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Caniçal
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) pale phase 

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Picture 6:Purple Sandpiper, Ribeira de Machico - Madeira Island 

  • 28th November 2013 

Porto Moniz (Observed by Mats Gothnier)
- Sandwich tern (Sterna sandvicensis) 

Caniçal
- 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) pale phase 

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Picture 7:Booted Eagle(pale phase), Caniçal - Madeira Island 

 

  • 29th November 2013 

Ponta São Lourenço (Observed by Mats Gothnier)
- 11 Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
- 1 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 
- ~80 Rock sparrow (Petronia petronia)

Machico
- 1 White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

  • 30th November 2013 

Ribeira Faial
- 1 Teal (Anas crecca)
- 1 Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)


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