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  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
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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.
 
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