Saturday 3 October 2020

Summary from mid September to early October

Only 3 birders have been present so far on Corvo and unfortunately, the weather, dominated by easterlies, has not been very conducive for a massive arrival of Nearctic goodies...though even under these sub-optimal conditions, no less than 11 North American species have already been observed, with a handful of interesting records.

Among the most noteworthy species a 1cy male Bay-breasted Warbler was found on Pico (4th WP record) and a Tennessee Warbler was discovered in the so-called Tennessee Valley (15th WP record)!

The weather forecasting looks better for the next days, and with more birders arriving on Monday, next week will hopefully bring exciting news...

Totals for the period 18/9 - 02/10:

Blue-winged Teal (2) at the Caldeira

Double-crested Cormorant (1) in the Harbour

Semipalmated Plover (2) at the beach

Semipalmated Sandpiper (1) at the Caldeira

Laughing Gull (1) lingering since a few weeks along the South coast

Red-eyed Vireo (5) at Ribeira Da Ponte, Fojo, Lapa and Lower Fields

Bay-breasted Warbler (1cy male) at Pico

Tennessee Warbler (1) at Tennessee Valley

Northern Parula (1) at Tennessee Valley

Black-and-white Warbler (1cy male) at Ribeira Da Ponte

American Buff-bellied Pipit (1) above the Mountain Reservoir

Northern Parula, Tennessee Valley, 2 October 2020 (Vincent Legrand)
Double-crested Cormorant, South Beach, 1 October 2020 (Vincent Legrand)

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