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Trevor Williams - Azores January 2018 - 66

  • Muscovy Duck

    feral population on most water bodies

  • Wood Duck

    2 males Largoa Azule

  • Gadwall

    male, Largoa Azule

  • Eurasian Wigeon

    single males, Paul da Praia & Largoa das Furnas

  • American Wigeon

    two males, Paul da Praia

  • Mallard

    the default duck

  • Blue-winged Teal

    two males, Paul da Praia

  • Northern Shoveler

    male & 2 females, Largoa Azule

  • Northern Pintail

    male on Paul da Praia females - Largoa Azule

  • Green-winged Teal

    EURASIAN - female, Phyllo Wood & six Paul da Praia

  • Redhead

    male, Paul da Praia

  • Ring-necked Duck

    three males & two females, Paul da Praia

  • Tufted Duck

    two males & female, Paul da Praia

  • Lesser Scaup

    two males & female, Paul da Praia

  • Common Loon

    harbour Praia da Vitoria

  • Glossy Ibis

    Paul da Praia

  • Eurasian Spoonbill

    Largoa Azule

  • Cattle Egret

    two, Canada do Quinhão Grande

  • Gray Heron

    occasional records on larger water bodies

  • Little Egret

    odd singles seen on both Terceira & Sao Miguel - mostly coastal

  • Northern Gannet

    two offshore from miradouro above Sea. Cruz

  • Common Buzzard

    all of the Azorian race - numerous

  • Eurasian Moorhen

    small numbers around Largoa Verde & Azule

  • Eurasian Coot

    small rafts of up to forty, Largoa Azule, Largo Furnas, and Paul da Praia

  • American Coot

    single, with two Eurasian Coot, Cabrito reservoir

  • Black-bellied Plover

    up to six Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Common Ringed Plover

    up to six Cabo da Praia quarry, singles around the coast

  • Semipalmated Plover

    with Ringed Plover, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Killdeer

    Single flew over Paul da Praia, calling 30th January

  • Kentish Plover

    30+ Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Black-tailed Godwit

    25, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Bar-tailed Godwit

    2, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Whimbrel

    odd singles around the coast

  • Common Sandpiper

    single, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Ruddy Turnstone

    Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Red Knot

    up to six, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Sanderling

    50+, Cabo da Praia quarry and small groups around the coast

  • Little Stint

    three, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Curlew Sandpiper

    up to eight, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Dunlin

    max of three, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Ruff

    four, Cabo da Praia quarry

  • Bonaparte's Gull

    sub-adult Cabo da Praia quarry and at Largo do Junco

  • Black-headed Gull

    80+, Paul da Praia and inland at Canada do Quinhão Grande

  • Mew Gull

    COMMON with four adult Ring-billed Gull, Praia da Vitoria

  • Ring-billed Gull

    four adults, Praia da Vitoria and single sub-adult, marina Ponta Delgada

  • Great Black-backed Gull

    two adults & two juvs, marina Ponta Delgada

  • Glaucous Gull

    1st winter, Praia de Monte Verde

  • Iceland Gull

    2nd winter, Punta Delgada marina

  • Yellow-legged Gull

    All Azorian - the common gull of the islands

  • Sandwich Tern

    up to five in the harbour, Praia da Vitoria