|The trip started well with the rediscovery of one of last winter's vagrants, this Pied-billed Grebe in the marina of Terceira's capital city, Angra do Heroismo.|
Unless confined to a cave for the past 10 years, there can scarcely be a serious birder on this side of the Atlantic who hasn't noticed that the Azores hits the headlines with emphatic regularity every autumn. Such is its reputation that even those with troglodyte tendencies may be aware too. Winter birding has also come on the radar in recent years but, with a couple of exceptions, there has been very little birdfinding effort made in spring.
|Ilheu da Praia is one of only two confirmed breeding sites for Monteiro's Storm-petrel, an Azores endemic.|
|This Sooty Shearwater at sea off Graciosa was earlier than the expected August-October passage period.|