Birdwatching in Andalucía (Spain) – especially in the provinces of Málaga, Huelva, Sevilla, and Cádiz

February 07 – 16, 2008

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Introduction

From February 07 – 16, 2008 I spent again 10 days in  Andalucía  in Southern Spain. There I visited several well known places in the provinces of Málaga, Huelva, Sevilla, and Cádiz for birdwatching.

Itinerary
February 07, 2008: Arrival at Malaga airport by EasyJet from Berlin-Schönefeld at 10:35.Take-over of a pre-paid rented car from malagacar.com. Due to the good conditions this local company can be recommended. Drive to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce near Guadalmar situated close to the airport at the Mediterranean coast. After about 4 hours drive on the highways A-7 and  A-45 to Antequera. Accommodation for the next two nights in the Hotel Antequera Golf.
February 08, 2008: Drive on the roads A-343 and the highway A-92 to Fuente de Piedra. Birdwatching at the lakes and water expanses in the surroundings of the visitor's centre José Antonio Valverde at the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra. After 15:00 drive to the Laguna Dulce, the Laguna Salada, and the Laguna Redonda in the surroundings of Campillos.
February 09, 2008: Drive from Antequera on the roads A-343 and the highways A-92, A-49, and A-483 via Sevilla to El Rocío. Accommodation for the next four nights in the Hotel Toruño. In the afternoon birdwatching in the wetland of El Rocío from the bridge over the Arroyo de la Rocina..
February 10, 2008: In the morning birdwatching from the shore promenade of El Rocío in the flooded marshland. In the afternoon birdwatching in the surroundings of the visitor's centres of La Rocina and Acebuche.
February 11, 2008: In the morning again birdwatching in the flooded marshland of El Rocío. In the afternoon drive on the road A-483 via Villamanrique de la Condesa to Lucio de La Rianzuela near the Dehesa de Abajo.
February 12, 2008: Drive from El Rocío on the road A-483 to the visitor's centre of Acebuche. From there heading via Matalascañas on road A-494 to Ribetehilos and El Médano de Asperillo and birdwatching in these areas.
February 13, 2008: Departure from El Rocío. Drive via Villamanrique de la Condesa and Isla Major to the paddyfields south of this last mentioned settlement. Birdwatching up to 15:30.Thereafter crossing the Río Guadalquivir with a ferry in Coria del Río and drive on the highway A-4 and the road 471 via Lebrija and Trebujena to Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Accommodation in the Hotel Partner Doñana for the next three nights.
February 14, 2008: Drive on the highways A-480, A-4, and A-48 via Jerez de la Frontera and Chiclana de la Frontera to Sancti Petri. Bird watching in the Salina de Santa María de Jesús in the Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz. and from the sea promenade in Sancti Petri.  
February 15, 2008:
Birdwatching in the Salina de Bonanza near Sanlúcar de Barrameda, at the Laguna de Tarelo in the Pine Wood of Algaida, and in the Marismas de Trebujena.   
February 16, 2008:
Drive from Sanlúcar de Barrameda on the highways A-480, A-4, A-381, and A-7P via Jerez de la Frontera and Algeciras to Guadalmar near Málaga. Once again birdwatching in the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce. Thereafter direct flight from Málaga airport to Berlin-Schönefeld by EasyJet.

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Canon EOS 1D Mark III in combination with a telephoto lens Canon EF 600 mm, f/4L IS USM and the Extender EF 2x II.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used

Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book is equal to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.
J. A. Montero y colaboradores, Dónde ver aves in España. Los 100 mejores lugares, Lynx editions, Bellaterra y SEO/ Birdlife 2005, ISBN 978-84-87334-85-6
Ernest Garcia, Andrew Paterson, Where to watch birds in Southern Spain, Andalucía, Extremadura and Gibraltar, Christopher Helm (Publishers) Ltd, London 1994, ISBN 0-7136-3859-1
John R. Butler, Birdwatching on Spain's Southern Coast, Editiones Santana S.L., Fuengirola (Málaga) 2001, ISBN 84-89954-20-8
Francisco Chiclana Moreno, Jorge Garzón Gutiérrez, Where to Watch Birds in the Doñana, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona 2006, ISBN 84-96553-20-5
 
Maps for the orientation in the area
Andalusien
, Costa del Sol, Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Marco Polo, Scale 1 : 200 000, ISBN-3-89525-232-8
Costa de la Luz, Westliches Andalusien, ADAC Urlaubskarte, Scale 1 : 250 000, ISBN 3-8264-1257-5
 

Links to Birding in Andalucia (Spain)
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/spain_andalucia.html


Excursions

07.02.2008, 12:10-16:50
Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
18 °C, fair.
The following 31 bird species were observed from the southern dyke of the Río Guadalhorce and in the Nature Reserve Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
7 (1 + 6), swimming and diving.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
2, swimming.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
2 ad., flying along the coastline.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
100 (at least), swimming or roosting on shrubs or trees.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, in shallow water.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
10 (at least), roosting at the water's edge.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
6 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
40, swimming.
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala, Weißkopf-Ruderente):
1, swimming.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
3, hovering or roosting on a shrub.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
10 (at least), swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
15, in shallow water.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
15, at the water's edge.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
3 ad., swimming.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
3, roosting on stones in the water.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, flying.
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monáchus, Mönchssittich):
2, flying.
Hoopoe (Úpupa epops, Wiedehopf):
2, flying off.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
3, flying.
Sand Martin (Ripária ripária, Uferschwalbe):
50, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
6 (at least).
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1 male, on stones.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
3, on shrubs.
Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus, Isabellwürger):
1, on shrubs and stones at the southern dyke of the river. This species was seen only four times in Spain. According to Spanish specialists the bird was in the first winter and of the subspecies Lanius isabellinus isabellinus (photos).
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
100 (at least), flying or roosting on trees.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
2, on the beach.
Serin (Serínus serínus, Girlitz):
2, in shrubs.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
4, 2 of them singing.

 

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Parque Natural Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce, Guademar, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(07.02.2008)

08.02.2008, 11:25-12:50
Fuente de Piedra, Mirador del Laguneto, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
16 °C, fair.
The following bird species were seen from the hide at the Laguneto, the smaller lake north of the visitor centre.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
3, swimming.
Wigeon (Anas penélope, Pfeifente):
1 male, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
62, swimming or roosting at the water's edge.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
19, at the water's edge.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
20 (at least), swimming or at the water's edge.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
10, in shallow water.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
1
, at the water's edge.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
20 (at least), swimming.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
2, at the water's edge.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
6, at the water's edge.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
3, at the hide.

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Fuente de Piedra, view from the Mirador del Laguneto, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2008)

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Fuente de Piedra, flooded grassland, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2008)

08.02.2008, 12:55-13:15
Fuente de Piedra, Laguna de las Palomas, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
16 °C, fair.
The following species were observed from the hide at the Laguna de las Palomas.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
3 (1,2), roosting on the lake shore.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
1 female, roosting on the lake shore.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3 (2,1), roosting on the lake shore.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
22, roosting on the lake shore.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, on a fence.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
15 (at least), near their burrows around the lake.

08.02.2008, 13:20-14:35
Fuente de Piedra, Laguna, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
16 °C, fair.
The water level of the lake was low. Therefore, there was a broad up-dried zone along the shoreline not covered by water. Birds were roosting only far from the shoreline. The following bird species were observed.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
1000 (at least), in shallow water.
Shelduck (Tadórna tadórna, Brandgans):
50 (at least), in shallow water or on sands.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
5, at the water's edge.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
50 (at least), in shallow water.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
1, on sands.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
15, at the water's edge.
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
20 (at least), in shallow water.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
50 (at least), in shallow water.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
300 (at least), in shallow water or on sands.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
1000 (at least), in shallow water or on sands.
Serin (Serínus serínus, Girlitz):
2, in shrubs.

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Scheme of the lakes around the visitor's centre of Fuente de la Piedra, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2007)

 

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Laguna Fuente de Piedra, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2008)

08.02.2008, 14:50-16:55
Campillos, Laguna Dulce, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
16 °C, fair.
Also in this year the Laguna Dulce was dried-up. The hide and its surroundings were restored during the last year. – The following species were observed.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.
Little Bustard (Otis tetrax, Zwergtrappe):
32 (17 + 15), feeding in the vegetation of the dried-up lake.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, on a shrub.
Rabbit (Oryctólagus cunículus, Wildkaninchen):
10 (at least), in the vegetation of the dried-up lake.

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The dried-up Laguna Dulce near Campillos, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2008)

08.02.2008, 17:30-17:45
Campillos, Laguna Salada, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
16 °C, fair.
About 80 percent of the area of the Laguna Salada was covered by water, but there was no waterfowl. – The following bird species were observed.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
2, on a tree.
Corn Bunting (Emberíza calándra, Grauammer):
4, in a shrub.

 

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Laguna Salada near Campillos, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2008)

08.02.2008, 17:50-18:00
Campillos, Laguna Redonda, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
16 °C, fair.
It was the first time that I saw water in this lake, but there was no waterfowl. The following bird species were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, at the water's edge.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
6, at the water's edge.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, in a shrub.

 

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Laguna Redonda near Campillos, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
(08.02.2008)

09.02.2008, 15:30-18:00
El Rocío, Arroyo de la Rocina, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, sunny.
I parked the car on the car park of the visitor centre of La Rocina and walked to the bridge of road A-483 over the Arroyo de la Rocina. From there I observed the birds in the flooded marshland of El Rocío.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
3, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
10 (at least), on wetland, one also near the bridge (photos).
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, near the bridge at the water's edge (photos).
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
10 (at least), on wetland, one also near the bridge (photos).
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, near the bridge, at the water's edge (photos).
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
4, on nests on pylons of a power line.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
on the marshland (not counted).
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
50, at least), on the wetland or in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
in shallow water of the flooded marshland (not counted).
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
3 (2,1), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, swimming.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
swimming (not counted).
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
swimming (not counted).
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
3, swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, on grassland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
swimming (not counted).
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
on wetland or in shallow water (not counted).
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
50 (at least), flying, a few also roosting on a power line.

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El Rocío, Arroyo de la Rocina, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(09.02.2008)

09.02.2008, 18:20
El Rocío, promenade, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
24 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the shore promenade.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
50, in the surrounding of the church in a breeding colony.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1, on a roof.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing in a reedbed.

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El Rocío, view from the shore promenade to the Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Rocío, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(11.02.2008)

10.02.2008, 10:00-11:00
El Rocío, promenade, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the promenade.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
1, near the shoreline.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
1, near the shoreline.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2 (1,1), in the reedbed.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, calling, in the reedbed.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, in the reedbed.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10, near the reedbed.
Reed Bunting (Emberíza schoeníclus, Rohrammer):
1 female, in the reedbed (photos).

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El Rocío, flooded marshland seen from the shore promenade, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía,Spain)
(11.02.2008)

10.02.2008, 11:30-15:00
El Rocío, Centro de Visitantes La Rocina, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
17 °C, sunny.
The following 21 bird species were observed from the hides and the boardwalk in the surroundings of the visitor centre of La Rocina.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
3, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, at the water's edge.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, at the water's edge.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
6, circling.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
30, 2 of them in a reedbed (photos).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
16, swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
2, in a reedbed.
Hoopoe (Úpupa epops, Wiedehopf):
1, calling.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on the car park.
Common Wren (Troglodýtes troglodýtes, Zaunkönig):
2, in shrubs, one of them singing.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on the car park.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
3, on shrubs.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on grassland.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
2, in a shrub.
Dartford Warbler (Sýlvia unduláta, Provencegrasmücke):
1, in shrubs.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
2, singing.
Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus, Blauelster):
15, in a pine wood.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling.

 

IMG 8802 and IMG 8835
El Rocío, Centro de Visitantes La Rocina, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(10.02.2008)

10.02.2008, 15:15-17:10
Centro de Visitantes El Acebuche, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
22 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the picknick area near the car park and from the hides and the boardwalk in the surroundings of the visitor centre of El Acebuche.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
2, swimming.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
1, in shallow water.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
2, swimming.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
2, in a reedbed or swimming.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus, Blauelster):
10 (at least), on the picknick area.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, on the car park.

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Water expanses near the Centro de Visitantes El Acebuche, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(10.02.2008)

11.02.2008, 09:30-12:30
El Rocío, flooded marshland, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
10 – 20 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the promenade in the flooded marshland of El Rocío.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
5, roosting at the water's edge.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, on wetland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, in shallow water.
Squacco Heron (Ardéola ralloídes, Rallenreiher):
1, on wetland.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
16, on wetland.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
9 (4 + 5), in shallow water.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
100 (at least), in shallow water. 3 of them were ringed. The characters were 0/DLX, 0/XZD, and 7/XM,  respectively (Coordinates: W 06° 29´, 09´´; N 37° 07´, 50´´).
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
50 (at least), roosting at the water's edge.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
3, swimming.
Northern Pintail (Anas acúta, Spießente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
1000 (at least), swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
10 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50, swimming.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
20
(at least), on wetland.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limósa limósa, Uferschnepfe):
30, on wetland.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing in a reedbed.

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El Rocío, flooded marshland, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía,Spain)
(11.02.2008)

11.02.2008, 13:30-16:00
VillamanriqueLos Madrigales, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
23 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the car during the drive on the road between Villamanrique de la Condesa and Cortijo de los Madrigales.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
3, roosting on trees on the bank of the Río Guadiamar.
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
100 (at least), roosting on trees on the bank of the Río Guadiamar (photos).
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
3, flying.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
20, on a maedow.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
4, on grassland.
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caerúleus, Gleitaar):
1, flying and hovering over wetland. – First personal observation.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
5, along the road on fences.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing.

 

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Río Guadiamar, bank north of Vado de Don Simón, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
(11.02.2008)

11.02.2008, 16:30-17:30
Lucio de La Rianzuela, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, sunny.
The water level of the lake was high. There was no wetland around the water expanse as in January 2006 and 2007. – The following bird species were observed.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
3, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
20 (at least), roosting on an island.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, on a paddyfield.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
50, on nests in a near breeding colony.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
1, flying off.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
200, in shallow water.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
500, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
4, swimming.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
30, swimming.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, on a fence!
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
1000 (at least), roosting in shallow water.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on a paddyfield.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1 male, on a power line.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
5, in shrubs or on a power line.

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Lucio de La Rianzuela, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
(11.02.2008)

12.02.2008, 13:00-13:55
Centro de Visitantes El Acebuche, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, fair or sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the picknick area of the visitor centre of El Acebuche:
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, on a pine (photos).
Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus, Blauelster):
10 (at least), on the picknick area (photos).
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
20 (at least), on the picknick area (photos).

12.02.2008, 15:15-16:30
Ribetehilos, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, fair or sunny.
I reached this area from the road A-494 Matalascañas – Mozagón by turning off in northern direction at kilometre 35.7. – After 7.5 kilometres I reached the public carpark of Ribetehilos and followed the boardwalk through the area. – The following bird species were observed.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
2, circling.
Sand Martin (Ripária ripária, Uferschwalbe):
2, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, flying.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, in a shrub.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
4, in a pine wood.

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Information on Ribetehilos, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(12.02.2008)

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Ribetehilos, boardwalk, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(12.02.2008)

12.02.2008, 17:00-18:00
Playa de Castilla (El Médano de Asperillo), Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
20 °C, fair or sunny.
I reached this area from the road A-494. At kilometre 39.5 I parked the car on the public car park and walked on a boardwalk about 1000 m through the dunes to the beach. – The following bird species were observed.
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
3, 2 of them adults, flying.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
500 (at least), swimming on the sea.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
50 (at least), swimming on the sea.

IMG 9722, IMG 9723,and IMG 9724
Playa de Castilla (El Médano de Asperillo), Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(12.02.2008)

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Playa de Castilla (El Médano de Asperillo), Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(12.02.2008)

13.02.2008, 10:15-10:40
El Rocío, Arroyo del Partido, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
12 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed from the bridge of the El Rocío–Villamanrique road over the river Arroyo del Partido.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering over grassland.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1 male, perching on a herbaceous perennial.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
3, on a power line.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
2, flying.

 

IMG 9739 and IMG 9740
El Rocío, Arroyo del Partido, Provincia de Huelva (Andalucía, Spain)
(13.02.2008)

13.02.2008, 11:00-11:15
VillamanriqueLos Madrigales, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
14 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed during the drive on the road between Villamanrique de la Condesa and Cortijo de Los Madrigales (Vado de los Vaqueros).
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
10, on grassland.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
5, on grassland.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, on a pylon.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
3, on the road.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
3, near houses of Cortijo de los Madrigales.

13.02.2008, 11:45
Isla Major, southern paddyfields, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
14 °C, sunny.
From the village Isla Major I drove to the endless paddyfields south of the settlement. The following bird species were observed.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
150, on grassland.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
53,16 of them on a flooded paddyfield, 37 on grassland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
50 (at least), on flooded paddyfields or 26 on grassland.
Black Stork (Cicónia nigra, Schwarzstorch):
1, on a paddyfield.
White Stork (Cicónia cicónia, Weißstorch):
2, on a nest.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
2 females, flying.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, on a pylon of a power line, with a fish.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
3 (at least), hovering over the paddyfields.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
100 (at least), on flooded paddyfields.
Lapwing (Vanéllus vanéllus, Kiebitz):
100
(at least), on flooded paddyfields.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
500 (at least), on flooded paddyfields.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
1, on a flooded paddyfield.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limósa limósa, Uferschnepfe):
1, on a flooded paddyfield.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, on a flooded paddyfield.
Green Sandpiper (Tringa óchropus, Waldwasserläufer):
20 (at least), flying off from ditches.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
10 (at least), on the track.
Skylark (Aláuda arvénsis, Feldlerche):
2, on a dry paddyfield.
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta, Bergpieper): 20 (at least), on flooded paddyfields (photos).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
30 (at least), on flooded paddyfields.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, on herbaceous perennials in a ditch.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
10, on a power line.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
100 (at least), on a power line.

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Paddyfield and farmland on the Isla Major, Provincia de Sevilla (Andalucía, Spain)
(13.02.2008)

14.02.2008, 10:30-12:15
Chiclana, Salina Sta. Maria de Jesus, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
18 °C, overcast, sometimes fair, strong wind.
This area belongs to the system of free accessible areas in the Parque Natural de Bahía de Cádiz. Coming from Puerto Real on the autovia A-7 the information centre of the Salina Sta. Maria de Jesus can be reached following the road parallel to the river before crossing the blue bridge in Chiclana de la Frontera. Do not enter the large parking area to the right hand, but follow the signposted unpaved road along the river for about 1.5 km. Park your car on the car park at the information centre and walk around on the path. – The following 21 bird species were observed in the saltworks.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, in a ditch.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
3, flying.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
3, in one of the saltpans.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
15, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
1, swimming.
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa, Rothuhn):
2, flying off from the track.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
50, swimming.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
100 (at least), on sands.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
30 (at least), on sands.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
17, on sands.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
150 (at least), on sands.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
20 (at least), on the mudflats or in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
5, swimming.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
5, swimming.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
3 (at least), flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
3, on the track.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, on herbaceous perennials.

 

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Salina de Sta. Maria de Jesus, Chiclana de la Frontera, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(14.02.2008)

 

IMG 9863 and IMG 9869
Scheme of the Salina de Sta. Maria de Jesus, Chiclana de la Frontera, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(14.02.2008)

14.02.2008, 12:50-15:15
Sancti Petri, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
18 °C, overcast, sometimes fair, strong wind.
The following bird species were observed from the promenade of the abandoned fishermen village.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
10, roosting on a small island.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
5, on grassland or on the mudflats.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrínus, Wanderfalke):
1, flying over the mudflats and over the grassland, startling the smaller waders.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
20 (at least), on sands.
Grey Plover (Pluviális squataróla, Kiebitzregenpfeifer):
20, on the mudflats.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
1, on the mudflats.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
100 (at least), on sands and on grassland.
Black-tailed Godwit (Limósa limósa, Uferschnepfe):
20 (at least), on grassland or on the mudflats.
Whimbrel (Numénius pháeopus, Regenbrachvogel):
5, 4 of them roosting on sands, flying off with the characteristic calls. Photos were taken of one bird on the mudflats near the shore promenade.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
5, on the mudflats.
Common Sandpiper (Actítis hypoléucos, Flußuferläufer):
1, on the mudflats.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
10, roosting on grassland.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
5, roosting on the mudflats.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
2, roosting on sands.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
3, on the promenade.

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Low tide at the shore of Sancti Petri, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(14.02.2008)

15.02.2008, 09:00
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Hotel Doñana, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
12 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the hotel.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
3, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, calling.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
10 (at least), in the garden of the hotel.

15.02.2008, 09:35-12:20
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Salinas de Bonanza, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
15 – 21 °C, sunny.
The following 21 bird species were observed in the Salinas de Bonanza.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
1, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
5, on dams.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
4, on a dam.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
500, in the saltpans.
Osprey (Pándion haliáëtus, Fischadler):
1, with a fish on a pylon of a power line.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, on a power line.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
3, in shallow water.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
30, in the shallow water of a saltpan.
Golden Plover (Pluviális apricárius, Goldregenpfeifer):
20, roosting on a dam.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
50, in the shallow water of a saltpan.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
30, in the shallow water of a saltpan.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
48, swimming in the shallow water of a saltpan.
Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei, Dünnschnabelmöwe):
18, swimming in the shallow water of a saltpan.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
2, on the path
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
2, on a dam.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, on a fence.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
2, on a fence or on herbaceous perennials.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
3 (at least), on a fence.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on a fence.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5.
Serin (Serínus serínus, Girlitz):
3, on a fence.

 

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Salinas de Bonanza, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(15.02.2008)

15.02.2008, 12:45-13:30
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Laguna de Tarelo, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, sunny.
The following bird species were observed on the Laguna de Tarelo.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
4, swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
1, flying.
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
9, roosting on shrubs on the island.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, roosting on the island.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
8, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
4, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
50 (at least), swimming.
White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala, Weißkopf-Ruderente):
4, swimming.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
2, at the water's edge.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
8, 5 of them on the island.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
4, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
8, roosting on the island.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.

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Laguna de Tarelo, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(15.02.2008)

15.02.2008, 13:45
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Pinar de La Algaida, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, sunny.
In the surroundings of the Ermita the following bird species were observed.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, on the ground.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, singing.
Jay (Gárrulus glandárius, Eichelhäher):
1, calling.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling.

15.02.2008, 14:15-17:00
Marismas de Trebujena, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, sunny.
The following 23 bird species were observed in the Marismas de Trebujena.
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
4 (at least), swimming.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
20, roosting on a dam.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
30, on dams or in wetland.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
1, on grassland.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, Sichler):
70, landing on wetland.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
12, roosting in shallow water.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser, Graugans):
12, in a saltpan.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
2, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
300 (at least), swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
100 (at least), swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
3, flying.
Common Buzzard (Búteo búteo, Mäusebussard):
1, on a pylon of a power line.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
6, at the edge of a reedbed.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
300 (at least), swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, in a saltpan (photos).
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, in a saltpan.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, in a saltpan (photos).
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
10 (at least), on the track.
Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla, Kurzzehenlerche):
2, on the track.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
5, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
3.

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Marismas de Trebujena, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
(15.02.2008)

15.02.2008, 16:00
Río Guadalquivir, Marismas de Trebujena, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the westbank of the Río Guadalquivir.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
10, at the water's edge.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
2, at the water's edge.
Crane (Grus grus, Kranich):
5 (at least), calling.

16.02.2008, 11:00
Laguna de Medina, Provincia de Cádiz (Andalucía, Spain)
21 °C, sunny.
The following bird species was observed during the drive on the autovia A-381 from Jerez de la Frontera to Algecieras in the surroundings of the Laguna de Medina.
Booted Eagle (Hieráætus pennátus, Zwergadler):
1, flying. Tail with sharp corners.

16.02.2008, 13:20-15:00
Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce, Provincia de Málaga (Andalucía, Spain)
18 °C, fair to overcast, windy.
The following 33 bird species were observed in the Nature Reserve Desembocadura del Río Guadalhorce.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Black-necked Grebe (Pódiceps nigricóllis, Schwarzhalstaucher):
1, swimming.
Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea, Gelbschnabel-Sturmtaucher): 3 (at least), flying over the sea.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran): 70, roosting on trees and on shrubs.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, in shallow water.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
12, roosting on trees and on shrubs.
Common Spoonbill (Platálea leucoródia, Löffler):
2, flying.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
1 male, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
18, swimming.
Common Pochard (Áythya férina, Tafelente):
20, swimming.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, roosting on a dead tree on the beach.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Sanderling (Calídris alba, Sanderling):
20, on the beach.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
Little Gull (Larus minútus, Zwergmöwe):
4, roosting on the beach. White wing-tips, black underwings, red legs. Smaller than black-headed Gulls.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
6, 2 of them roosting on the beach, 4 swimming on the water expanses of the Nature Reserve.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus, Heringsmöwe):
100 (at least), swimming on the sea, one also swimming on the water expanses of the Nature Reserve.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
20, swimming on the sea, one also swimming on the water expanses of the Nature Reserve.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
3, swimming.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying.
Crested Lark (Galerída cristáta, Haubenlerche):
4, on the path.
Sand Martin (Ripária ripária, Uferschwalbe):
10, flying over the water expanses.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
10, 4 of them on the ground.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
4, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, on the path.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
2, on herbaceous perennials.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
1, singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, in a shrub.
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unícolor, Einfarbstar):
10, flying.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
4, 1 of them singing.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
4, on herbaceous perennials.

 

 
     
 

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