Desertas Islands Wildlife Report September 2013


Nº Identified Species: 18

Locations: Marina of Funchal – Desertas Islands – Marina of Funchal

Islands: Madeira and Desertas

Date: 12th September 2013

Boat: Gavião Yacht

Reported by: Jon Haw


Funchal to Desertas Islands

Moderate wind with a slight sea swell, some broken waves. Mostly sunny, light cloud.

1 Coot Fulica atra - feeding in the Funchal harbour
2 Little egret Egretta garzetta - On the Funchal harbour rocks
2 Turnstone Arenaria interpres - On the Funchal harbour rocks
100+ Yellow legged gull Larus michahellis - throughout the journey
17 Common tern Sterna hirundo - 2 adults and 3 juv in the Funchal harbour, 12 in the Desertas Islands
2 Berthelot’s pipit Anthus berthelotii - Desertas islands
2 Canary Serinus canaria – Desertas islands

300+ Cory’s shearwater Calonectris diomedea
5 Bulwer’s petrel Bulweria bulwerii
13 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus
3 Sooty shearwater Puffinus griseus
7 Desertas/Fea’s petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - Mostly single birds but 1 group of 3

6 Bottle nosed dolphin Tursiops truncatus
8 Bottle nosed dolphin Tursiops truncatus
6-8 Short finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta
1 Monk Seal Monachus monachus - At the small harbour at Desertas islands


Desertas Islands to Funchal

Very calm, little wind very flat sea. Sunny with little cloud.

200+ Cory’s shearwater Calonectris diomedea
9 Bulwer’s petrel Bulweria bulwerii
2 Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus
2 Macaronesian shearwater Puffinus baroli
3 Desertas/Fea’s petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta - single sights
22 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus - All flying to the south east in one flock

6 Short finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
22 Short finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus - A large group lying out on top of the sea. Very close views with some swimming under the boat. At least two young.
8 Short finned pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
3 Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta

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