Madeira Archipelago Birding Report October 2013

 

Nº Identified Bird Species: 23

Locations: Ribeira de Machico, Ponta de São Lourenço, Caniçal, Funchal, Lugar de Baixo, Ponta de Pargo, Porto Moniz, Tanque

Islands: Madeira and Porto Santo

Date: October 2013


  • 4th October 2013

Caniçal
- 7 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 6 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

Ribeira Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 15 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Lugar de baixo
- 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
- 1 Spotted crake (Porzana porzana)
- 2 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Cattle Egret (Bulbucis ibis)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Ponto do Pargo
- 4 Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Porto Moniz
- 1 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapila) (melanistic form)

 

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Picture 1: A Blackcap (Sylvia atricapila heinekenmelanistic form, spoted at Porto Moniz, Madeira Island


  • 7th October 2013 

Caniçal
- 5 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

  • 10th October 2013 

Caniçal
- 1 Common Red-shank (Tringa totanus)
- 10 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 2 Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 8 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Common ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

Marina do Funchal
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 4 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 11th October 2013 

São Lourenço
- 1 Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 8 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Common ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula)

Caniçal
- 1 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
- 3 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

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Picture 2: Spoonbill spoted at Caniçal, Madeira Island


  • 12th October 2013

Tanque - Porto Santo
- 4 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
- 3 White/Pied wagtail (Motacilla alba)
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Redshank (Tringa totanus)
- 1 Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
- 1 Garganey (Anas querquedula)

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Picture 3: 4 Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodiaspoted at Tanque, Porto Santo Island


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Picture 4: Grey Heron (Ardea cinereaspoted at Tanque, Porto Santo Island


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Picture 5: Redshank (Tringa totanusspoted at Tanque, Porto Santo Island

 

  • 13th October 2013 

Aeroport
- 2 Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Lugar de Baixo
- 8 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

  • 14th October 2013 

Lugar de Baixo
- 1 Cattle egret (Bulbucis ibis)
- 1 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

  • 17th October 2013 

Ponta São Lourenço
- 2 Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
- 1 Hoopeo (Upupa epops) 

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 1 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 8 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Lugar de Baixo
- 1 Cattle egret (Bulbucis ibis)
- 7 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 2 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- 1 Spotted crake (Porzana porzana) 
- 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)

Porto Moniz
- 1 Blackcap (Sylvia atricapila) (melanistic form)

 

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Picture 6: Hoopeo (Upupa epops) spoted at Caniçal, Madeira Island


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Picture 7: Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) spoted at Ribeira de Machico, Madeira Island


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Picture 8: Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) spoted at Ribeira de Machico, Madeira Island


  • 18th October 2013 

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
- 1 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 25th and 27th October 2013 

Caniçal
- 19 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 4 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 6 Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

  • 25th October 2013 

Ribeira de Machico
- 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
- 1 Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
- 1 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
- 2 Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
- 2 Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
- Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

  • 26th October 2013 

Lugar de Baixo
- 1 Cattle egret (Bulbucis ibis)
- 8 Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
- 1 Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)

  • 30th October 2013 

Caniçal
- 1 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

 

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