Birding highlights in January included two Long-tailed Duck at Faja dos Cubres on 6th (11th record), a Red-throated Pipit at Canada do Quinhao Grande, Terceira on 25th-27th (13th record) and a Snowy Egret reported from Sao Roque, Pico on 13th (6th record).
A significant influx of Cattle Egrets occurred throughout the archipelago with peaks of 16 on Santa Maria, 45 on Sao Miguel, 13 on Terciera, 5 on Pico and one on Corvo.
The Belted Kingfisher remained at Ribeira de Sao Francisco, Santa Maria throughout the month.
A good selection of wintering water birds across the islands included up to 2 Pink-footed Goose, two Barnacle Goose, 16 American Wigeon, a new American Black Duck on Sao Miguel, 3 Garganey and one Goldeneye. Also Great Blue Heron, Great Egret reported