Monday, 20 August 2007

Madeira Aug 2007

August 6th - 19th 2007.
First week spent at Funchal, sea-watching most mornings with several trips to the Desertas.
Second week at Porto Moniz.
Highlights -
Fea's Petrel - 1-2 seen on sea-watches most mornings, up to 8 seen off the boat trips.
Bulwers Petrel - double figures off the boats and from land.
Cory's Shearwater - common (2000+ most days).
Great Shearwater - 1 from boat trip on 12th, 116 from Porto Moniz on 16th, 17 from Porto Moniz on 19th.
Pomarine Skua - 1 from Porto Moniz on 16th.
Arctic Skua - singles from Porto Moniz on most days.
Long-tailed Skua - 3 Ad From Porto Moniz on 15th.
Leach's Petrel - 2 from Porto Moniz on 16th.
Trocaz Pigeon - 6+ at Balcoes on 10th.
Mareira Firecrest - 20+ at Balcoes on 10th.
Common Waxbill - 40+ at Machico on 10th.

Islas Desertas.

Cory's Shearwaters.

Bulwer's Petrels.

Fea's Petrel.

Spotted Dolphin.

Isle de Mole -Porto Moniz.

Desertas Certificate.

Boat Ticket and Boarding Card (put on especially for the goon who claims I was never there - you know who you are !).

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