Azorean bullfinch, blackbird, chaffinch, blackcap, wood pigeon, canary, European robin, goldcrest, grey wagtail, and buzzard. Most of these are subspecies of their European cousins. Becky will have some awesome photos, so hopefully I can add a link.
|Leaving for our birding adventure|
|Driving through the eastern portion of Sao Miguel|
|Giant tree ferns native to Macaronesia|
|Carolyn finding an orchid|
|I'm pointing to our hotel, Terra Nostra|
|Gradually restoring habitat so Formula One cars can race through in the sping|
For dinner tonight we went to a local place recommended by our cab driver - Tony's Restaurant. We ordered one "Caldiera meal for two" which was more food than four of us could finish. It's a huge pot of meat - chicken, sausage, pork ribs, beef, potatoes, taro, and cabbage cootked in a volcanic steam vent for seven hours. They are served all over town and at the hot springs, different restaurants have their own "hole".
|How they cook dinner|
|Thermal features at the edge of Lagoa das Furnas|