Rarities

For many years, Sagres area has recorded less common species or even rarities, during post-nuptial migration season. Species of rare or scarce occurrence in Portugal are observed regularly here, such as the Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus, Wryneck Jynx torquilla, the wintering Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardii or Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana. It is also to mention the regular presence, although not abundant, of raptors like Black Vulture Aegypius monachus, Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti, Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos or Eleonora’s Falcon Falco eleonorae. Rarities also attract the visit of many birdwatchers to the region, as species like Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini, Ruppell’s Vulture Gyps rueppellii, Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus, Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva and Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca, among others where here observed in the latest years. All that is needed is observation effort, favourable winds and a little luck.


Rarities 2009

  • Gavia immer – Great Northern Diver

  • Puffinus baroli – Macaronesian Shearwater

  • Gyps rueppellii – Ruppell’s Vulture

  • Aquila pomarina – Lesser Spotted Eagle

  • Calidris fuscicollis – White-rumped Sandpiper

  • Anthus cervinus – Red-throated Pipit

  • Hippolais icterina – Icterine Warbler

  • Ficedula parva – Red-breasted Flycatcher


Rarities 2010

  • Puffinus baroli – Barolo Shearwater

  • Pelagodroma marina – White-faced Storm Petrel

  • Gyps rueppellii – Ruppell’s Vulture

  • Buteo rufinus – Long-legged Buzzard

  • Aquila pomarina – Lesser Spotted Eagle

  • Calidris fuscicollis – White-rumped Sandpiper

  • Phalaropus lobatus – Red-necked Phalarope

  • Apus caffer – White-rumped Swift

  • Hippolais icterina – Icterine Warbler

  • Carpodacus erythrinus – Common Rosefinch


Rarities 2011

  • Branta leucopsis – Barnacle Goose

  • Puffinus baroli – Macaronesian Shearwater

  • Gavia immer – Great Northern Diver

  • Gyps rueppellii – Ruppell’s Vulture

  • Buteo rufinus – Long-legged Buzzard

  • Aquila pomarina – Lesser Spotted Eagle

  • Circus macrourus – Pallid Harrier 

  • Xema sabini – Sabine’s Gull


Rarities 2012

  • Gavia immer – Great Northern Diver

  • Gyps rueppellii – Ruppell’s Vulture

  • Falco biarmicus – Lanner Falcon

  • Aquila pomarina – Lesser Spotted Eagle

  • Xema sabini – Sabine’s Gull

  • Ficedula parva – Red-breasted Flycatcher

  • Sylvia curruca – Lesser Whitethroat


Rarities 2013

  • Gyps rueppellii – Rüppell’s Vulture

  • Circus macrourus – Pallid Harrier

  • Buteo rufinus – Long-legged Buzzard

  • Aquila pomarina – Lesser Spotted Eagle

  • Calidris fuscicollis – White-rumped Sandpiper

  • Stercorarius longicaudus – Long-tailed Skua

  • Anthus hogsoni – Olive-backed Pipit

  • Phylloscopus sibilatrix – Wood Warbler

  • Phylloscopus collybita tristis – Siberian Chiffchaff

  • Phylloscopus inornatus – Yellow-browed Warbler

  • Ficedula parva – Red-breasted Flycatcher

  • Carpodacus erythrinus – Common Rosefinch


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ROSÁRIO OLIVEIRA

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ANDRÉ PINHEIRO

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ALEXANDRA LOPES

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