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Cape Verde 2004

The Republic of Cape Verde or Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa.
Cape Verde was uninhabited when the Portugese arrived in 1456, and the islands were thus made part of the Portuguese empire. Due to its location off the coast of Africa, Cape Verde became an important watering station, then sugar cane plantation site, and later a major center of the slave trade.
In 1975, the islands achieved independence, partially due to the efforts of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC). After independence, the PAIGC attempted to unite Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau into one nation, the PAIGC controlling both governments, but a coup in the latter nation in 1980 ended these plans.
The pictures where taken during a two week birdwatching trip in early 2004 together with Charlotte Wigermo, ┼ke Svensson , Magnus Ullman and Per Forsberg.
Local transportation on Santiago
Local transportation on Santiago
Streetsales - Santiago
Streetsales - Santiago
Santiago
Santiago
Pico da Antonia - Santiago
Pico da Antonia - Santiago
Santiago - Cap Verde
Santiago - Cap Verde
Road on Cap Verde
Road on Cap Verde
Praia harbour - Santiago
Praia harbour - Santiago
Praia harbour - Santiago Cap Verde 2004
Praia harbour - Santiago Cap Verde 2004
Maio - en route from Santiago to Sal
Maio - en route from Santiago to Sal
Boa Vista airport
Boa Vista airport
Hotel Migrante Sal Rei - Boa Vista
Hotel Migrante Sal Rei - Boa Vista
Dog barking in the night - Boa Vista
Dog barking in the night - Boa Vista
Old village Curral Velho - Boa Vista
Old village Curral Velho - Boa Vista
Petrified herbs at Curral Velho - Boa Vista
Petrified herbs at Curral Velho - Boa Vista
Petrified herbs at Curral Velho - Boa Vista
Petrified herbs at Curral Velho - Boa Vista
Rabil - Boa Vista
Rabil - Boa Vista
Praia as Gatas - Boa Vista
Praia as Gatas - Boa Vista
Current & Wind in different directions - Cap verde 2004
Current & Wind in different directions - Cap verde 2004
Capturing a White-faced Storm Petrel in the night - Ilheo dos Passaros
Capturing a White-faced Storm Petrel in the night - Ilheo dos Passaros
White-faced Storm Petrel
White-faced Storm Petrel
Immature Red-billed Tropicbird
Immature Red-billed Tropicbird
Creame-coloured Coursors (immature & adult) - Cap verde 2004
Creame-coloured Coursors (immature & adult) - Cap verde 2004
Birdwatching on the beach of Boa Vista
Birdwatching on the beach of Boa Vista
 ┼ke Svensson birdwatching in Mindelo - Sao Vicente
┼ke Svensson birdwatching in Mindelo - Sao Vicente
Grey-headed Kingfisher - Santiago
Grey-headed Kingfisher - Santiago
Brown Booby nesting on  Raso
Brown Booby nesting on Raso
Red-billed Tropicbird on Raso
Red-billed Tropicbird on Raso
Raso lark - endemic for one island in the  world
Raso lark - endemic for one island in the world
Outside Tarrafal - Sao Nicolau Cap verde 2004
Outside Tarrafal - Sao Nicolau Cap verde 2004
Mainroad crossing Sao Nicolau
Mainroad crossing Sao Nicolau
Churchyard and footballfield at Sao Nicolau
Churchyard and footballfield at Sao Nicolau
Church in Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Church in Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Getting water in Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Getting water in Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Local watersupply, Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Local watersupply, Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Young boy and little brother, Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Young boy and little brother, Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Children in Estancia Bras - Sao Nicolau, Cap verde 2004
Children in Estancia Bras - Sao Nicolau, Cap verde 2004
Local football match in Estancia Bras - Sao Nicolau
Local football match in Estancia Bras - Sao Nicolau
Girl in Estancia Bras - Sao Niclolau
Girl in Estancia Bras - Sao Niclolau
Ribeira Brava - Sao Nicolau
Ribeira Brava - Sao Nicolau
Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Cachaca - Sao Nicolau
Evening music in Tarrafal - Sao Nicolau
Evening music in Tarrafal - Sao Nicolau
No freshwater on island Raso for the birds
No freshwater on island Raso for the birds
Landing on inhabited island Branco
Landing on inhabited island Branco
Local desert climate on Branco
Local desert climate on Branco
Watch up for female Bird-watchers !!!
Watch up for female Bird-watchers !!!
Pedra de Lumes at Sal
Pedra de Lumes at Sal
Pedra de Lumes salines at Sal
Pedra de Lumes salines at Sal
Schoolgirls in Mindelo - Sao Vicente
Schoolgirls in Mindelo - Sao Vicente
City beach in Mindelo - Sao Vicente
City beach in Mindelo - Sao Vicente
Local Beauty - Sai Vicente
Local Beauty - Sai Vicente
Mindelo harbour - Sao Vicente
Mindelo harbour - Sao Vicente
Local ferry!  Boys in Mindelo harbour - Sao Vicente, Cap Verde 2004
Local ferry! Boys in Mindelo harbour - Sao Vicente, Cap Verde 2004
Forrest around crater on top of Santo Antao
Forrest around crater on top of Santo Antao
Girl on Sao Antao
Girl on Sao Antao
Sugarproduction near Ribeira Grande - Santo Antao
Sugarproduction near Ribeira Grande - Santo Antao
Sweet as sugar - Santo Antao, Cap verde  2004
Sweet as sugar - Santo Antao, Cap verde 2004
Footballgame on Santo Antao
Footballgame on Santo Antao
Boatsmen at Santo Antao
Boatsmen at Santo Antao
Painting the boat - Santo Antao
Painting the boat - Santo Antao
Local church at Santo Antao
Local church at Santo Antao
Family at Santo Antao
Family at Santo Antao
Impressive landscape at Sao Antao
Impressive landscape at Sao Antao
Gale warning - Cape Verde
Gale warning - Cape Verde
Local beauty at Sao Vicente
Local beauty at Sao Vicente
Beach at Sao Vicente
Beach at Sao Vicente