In this data base all by us known sightings of rare birds are listed. All sightings are included, and sightings (birds) are all numbered in chronological order.
For the same list but complete with information
about references, documentation status, and more details - please
go to the Rare birds references list.
We have tried to give one number
for each bird which means that a bird in the same place in two different
days often is presumed to be one and the same bird. In some cases
(mostly larger birds) we have given a bird the same number even
if the observations are made on different islands (if dates, plumage,
and presumed migratory/flight direction fits). This is to avoid
any double counts.
For a number of records (especially older ones)
the exact dates may be missing. Dates are then given with zeros
in decades, years, or months. More information about this is often
given in the full reference version (No date = 1900-00-00, before
1903 = 1902-00-00, February 1968 = 1968-02-00) et cetera.
By clicking on the camera
symbol you will be linked to photographs in the bird photo section concerning
the actual sighting.
The documentation symbol will link you to
other documentation photos (dead birds, photos of less photographical quality),
other pictures or even texts concerning the actual sighting.
* = Approved by Portuguese Rarity Committee (CPR).