Azores Nature Pelagic Day 2

 Semi-palmated Sandpiper
 Hudsonian Whimbrel

Spent the morning on Terceira before catching the ferry to Graciosa.

A few more birds in the quarry including Short-billed Dowitcher, Hudsonian Whimbrel, 4 Semi-palmated Sandpiper, 1 Semi-palmated Plover, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 40+ Kentish Plover, 90 Sanderling, 2 Snipe, 6 Grey Plover, 4 Eurasian Whimbrel and 1 Common Sandpiper.

The Garganey and Spotted Sandpiper were still on Paul da Praia.

Met up with Sofia and the Praia da Vitoria Conservation and Restoration Wetlands Project who are working on a five year plan to improve the quality of the the wetlands here. Will be interesting to see changes in management in improving the conditions for the endemic fauna and flora and for habitat for migrant birds and vagrants.

The ferry crossing was fairly quiet with a few Common and Spotted Dolphins and 2 Sperm Whale.

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