Forest Fires affect Madeira Birding

As of Friday, August 13, 2010 at 20:00Z all Birdwatching Land trips are suspended for 36 hours. All other trips are proceeding normally.
Sadly, Madeira south facing forests are burning with the fuel being Eucalyptus sp., Pinus sp and Acacia sp., all exotic to Madeira  and some relying on fire to propagate. Note that life is running normally despite all smoke and ashes in the air, we are just taking precautionary actions.

Photos of Funchal during the day.