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Transparent utfyllnad Heading: Birding Madeira
The numbers of European birdwatchers that visit the Madeiran archipelago have increased dramatically in recent years. The reasons for this are many and varied. The main reason to visit Madeira has always been the endemic bird species and races. The second reason, and probably the most interesting one, is the excellent opportunity for watching seabirds and cetaceans from the mainland or boat crossings between the nearby islands. The hot spot Porto Moniz, which is the number one site for sea watching, is certainly a good reason for many birders to visit Madeira. Add to this a nocturnal trip to Pico do Areeiro, listening for the endemic Zino's Petrel under a starry sky and your visit will stay in your memory for a long time afterwards. And remember, Madeira offers easy birding and is a perfect destination for a combined holiday with your partner or family. Every birding site or boat trip has something for everyone!

Madeira Bird News 2013
» Recent sightings (external link)
» Two trip reports added
One bird photo added – 18 April

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino’s Petrel bounces back!
Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif in August 2010, where this globally endangered bird breeds. Read the good news about their breeding results for 2011 on BirdLife's wesite»
Blue Rock Trush – 1st for Madeira!
On 10th March 2012 the Chzech birder Petr Podzemny found a female at the rarity hot-spot Ponta do Pargo. This is the first record for the archipelago of Madeira. Photos in larger size here»
Ring Ouzel – 2nd for Madeira!
On 12th March 2012 the Chzech birder Petr Podzemny (again:) found a female at Fanal. Check photo here»

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