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Recent Sightings

Highlights from the last Birds & Nature activities include:

  • 2 Marbled Ducks Marmaronetta angustirostris, at Ponta da Erva, Tagus estuary, on 11th May 2021
  • 1 breeding plumage adult Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis, at Vaza-sacos salt pans, Tagus estuary, between 31st March and 4th April 2021
  • 5 Long-billed Dowitchers Limnodromus scolopaceus, at Pancas salt marshes, Tagus estuary, on 3rd April 2021 (3 on 30th March 2021)
  • 2 (1 female and 1 male) Ferruginous Ducks Aythya nyroca, at Vaza-sacos salt pans, Tagus estuary, on 29th March 2021
  • 1 (probable first-winter) female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris, at the Alverca ETAR, Tagus estuary, on 17th February 2021
  • 1 immature Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor, at Ribeira das Enguias salt pans and Pancas salt marshes, Tagus estuary, between 27th December 2020 and 12th February 2021
  • 3 Great Northern Loons Gavia immer, at the Sado estuary, on 23rd December 2020
  • 1 (probable first-winter male) Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis, at Mourisca, Sado estuary, on 14th December 2020
  • 2 (possible 3) adult Great Northern Loons Gavia immer, at the Sado estuary, on 2nd December 2020
  • 1 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis, at Pancas, Tagus estuary, on 16th November 2020
  • 1 adult Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons, at Ponta da Erva, Tagus estuary, on 7th November 2020
  • 3 breeding plumage adults Long-billed Dowitchers Limnodromus scolopaceus, at Pancas salt marshes, Tagus estuary, on 23rd and 24th April 2020
  • 1 breeding plumage adult Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis, at Vaza-sacos salt pans, Tagus estuary, on 27th March 2020
  • 1 adult female Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis, at Vaza-sacos salt pans, Tagus estuary, on 25th February 2020
  • 1 Red-knobbed Coot, Fulica cristata, at Santo André lagoon, on 12th January 2020
  • 3 Ferruginous Ducks, Aythya nyroca, at Santo André lagoon, on 12th January 2020
  • 1 adult female Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis, at Santo André lagoon, on 12th January 2020
  • 1 juvenile Ruppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii, at Guerreiro, Castro Verde, on 17th October 2019
  • 1 juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos, at the EVOA lagoons, Tagus estuary, on 2nd October 2019
  • 2 Long-billed Dowitchers Limnodromus scolopaceus, at the EVOA lagoons, Tagus estuary, on 26th September 2019
  • 1 possible Macaronesian Shearwater Puffinus baroli, off Cape Carvoeiro, Peniche, on 20th September 2019
  • 1 juvenile White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus, at Vaza-sacos salt pans and Barroca d'Alva, Tagus estuary, on 15th and 17th September 2019
  • 1 juvenile Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus, at Samouco salt pans, Tagus estuary, on 4th September 2019
  • 2 Marbled Teals Marmaronetta angustirostris, at the EVOA lagoons, Tagus estuary, on 1st September 2019
  • 3 adult Slender-billed Gulls Chroicocephalus genei, at Samouco salt pans, Tagus estuary, on 6th July 2019
  • 1 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes, at Ponta da Erva, Tagus estuary, on 9th March 2019
  • 2 Marsh Sandpipers Tringa stagnatilis, at Bate-orelhas, Tagus estuary, on 9th February 2019

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