Recovering wildlife habitat on Lagoa Azul Sete Cidades

September 8, 2016 Uncategorized 0 Comments

IMG_8818My first American wader came by total suprise on 30th of June running into me on the slipway from Mosteiros when I returned from a Barracuda catch in my Kayak.It thurned out to be my second Least Sandpiper.


IMG_6Barracudas and Atlantic Tuna

One day later after a tour I checked out the cold beer place up of the nature swimming pools of Mosteiros and a small wader flied over me and my local fisherman friends.
Took the beer with me and droved to the harbor where I could take a distance record shot from a Semipalmated Sandpiper.IMG_7563

A week later on the 8th of August found this Lesser Yellowleggs and on the same spot anther two and a lapwing next day.Verry promising so early in the year but there was more to come.IMG_8341

Lapwings and other European waders like Common Sandpiper and even better, a Curlew Sandpiper.
Found by a Dutch Birder guest of mine on big distance.This Curlew was a great find. Not for my European guests for me and a Canadian lady in te group.
The Common Sand was to nervous to stay for the picture.IMG_8887

What I did not know on that time was that Hurricane Gaston start thinking about coming our way. So time for a little habitat building near the twin lakes from Sete Cidades. DSC00851



Since 2007 I have been making noise about the need of small recovered wildlife arears in the Azores.Little ponds,flowering fields etc.
The encrasing number of visitors the last two years has turned the two main lakes from the Island of Sao Miguel in “golfcamplookinglikekindofplaces”. No places to hide our nest and leak of flowers and long vegetation near the shore where Dragonflies can roost far away from fish and frogs.DJI_0035DSC00870