Bird Club

     Sponsored by

  Azores Promotion             Board

Recent news
Rare birds
Rare birds ref.
Regular birds
Club 300
Year lists
Birding sites
Trip reports
Bird photos
About us

Azores Bird club

Main page  

Untitled Document
  Terceira – Cabo da Praia quarry (wader site)
38 42'12.56"N, 27 02'45.27"W (38.703489, -27.045908)
2011-01-28, © Staffan Rodebrand
  Enlarge picture.
Not the most picturesque site in the Azores - but the best place in Western Palearctic to see many species of waders.
The total number of observed species is 50 up to 2011-12-31, and at an average autumn visit (Sept.- Oct.) there might be 250-300 waders around. At a falling scale these could include: Kentish Plover 80, Sanderling 70, Ruddy Turnstone 40, Grey Plover 15, Whimbrel 10, Black-tailed Godwit 8, Common Ringed Plover 6, White-rumped Sandpiper 6, Red Knot 5, Semipalmated Sandpiper 4, Little Stint 3, Pectoral Sandpiper 3, Curlew Sandpiper 3, Dunlin 3, Semipalmated Plover 2, Ruff 2, Lesser Yellowlegs 2, plus a few rarities.
  Back to Coordinates for bird watching sites
Copyright © 2005-2017, All rights reserved
Contact: Birding Azores