The Azores is fast becoming one of the most sought after birdwatching regions in Europe. A spectacular mix of endemic species and subspecies, massive seabird colonies and a good number of regular or accidental species from the Nearctic region. The Azores hold the world's largest colonies of Cory's Shearwaters as well as good numbers of Bulwer's Petrel, Little Shearwater, Madeiran Storm-Petrel and 'Atlantic' Gull. The Azores Bullfinch is one of the most globally threatened species in Europe (present population of some 120 pairs) and found only in a small geographic area in the laurel forests of the mountains in east São Miguel. The Azores also attract annual migrants including vagrant waders, gulls, herons as well as the occasional passerine of nearctic origin.
Azores Bullfinch © John Oates
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The Azores - highlights and hints from recent visits - 2008 - 2010, author Richard Bonser (added September 2, 2010)
(An overview of a handful of recent trips to the islands, at different times of the year, in 2008, 2009 and 2010.)
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