Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca and T. flavipes,
Terceira 2011-01-31 (Photo:
Staffan Rodebrand ).
In this data base all by us known sighting
of scarce and rare birds are listed. All sightings are included, and sightings (birds)
are all numbered in chronological order.
For the same lists in a more comprehensive form
(faster and more printer friendly), just with sightings but without
references - please go to the Rare
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.
The data base shows information about references
and documentation status, including judgements from CPR. References
are shown selected where we have tried to, in first hand, use references
concerning the first and the last sighting (sightings in between
often omitted). For 2012, 2013 and early 2014 references may include AdA (Aves dos Acores) or ABS (Azores Bird Sightings) when these websites are used as sources. Published and/or written sources overrides messages
via SMS, e-mail and net sources, when this is possible. And references
from CPR (the yearly Portuguese Bird Report) override other references
where the CPR report includes exactly the same information. Judgements
from CPR (approved or rejected observations) are shown for those
sightings where the actual birds are involved. This often means
that CPR have approved or rejected reports covering just parts of
the time a bird has been seen. A long staying bird reported from
September 12th to November 30th may, for example, just have been
reported to CPR concerning an observation from October 10th.
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.
at Ponta Delgada, São Miguel 2000-08-29. Approved by CPR. Costa, H., Bolton, M., Matias, R. Moore, C.C., Tomé, R. 2003. Aves de occorência rara ou accidental em Portugal. Relatório do Comité Português de Raridades referente aos anos de 1999, 2000 e 2001. Anuário Ornitológico 1:3-35.