SD: Last available Cape Verde report (2014) suggests R-r S was rare back then (22 records in total by then I think), glad it no longer is, rarities are too much hassle!
Got very poor distant phone scope pics of the peregrine, posted two on my Twitter feed (@SwaySteveK). One shows sort of clearly...
Missed tropicbird and swift, despite much staring in appropriate directions. Also missed courser, less of an issue and less time spent looking.
Plenty of CV shears both from land and on a whale trip. All three larks easy.
So only three lifers, but loved the birding, the fact that...
Have signed up for a couple of Facebook groups, but sightings mostly seem to be from other islands.
Looking forward to the potential for something unusual, even if only in a vaguely familiar sort of way.
Cheers for that, especially the FB group (although I'll not have access to FB whilst there).
I wasn't especially clear in my post to be honest: I'm sort of clued up about the resident stuff (you mention 4 of my 5 likely lifers: sparrow, sparrow-lark, tropicbird - which I thought was also at...
Off to Boavista next week for a week. Not really a birding trip as such but I'll get as much done as domestic happiness will allow (Based at Riu Touareg so in range of some of the better sites), and probably pick up c5 lifers in the process.
Despite much searching I can't find anything that...