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 on: Yesterday at 11:26:36 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by geoffinsweden48
We'll be there. Geoff & Liza

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 on: Yesterday at 09:14:24 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair
Event

FIELD MEETING MOUTH OF THE GUADALHORCE - NATURE RESERVE

Date

SATURDAY April 20th

Meeting Point

GUADALMAR CHURCH (CALLE GUADALHORCE) HAVE A LOOK AT “GUADALMAR, MALAGA” IN GOOGLE MAPS

Time

9:30. THERE ARE CAFETERIAS AT CALLE ROGELIO OLIVA (GO CALLE MANUEL CURROS ENRÍQUEZ DOWN TO THE BEACH, LEFT AND RIGHT AGAIN AT THE STOP SIGN, TURN RIGHT INTO CALLE CASTELLÓN DE LA PLANA AND RIGHT AGAIN AT THE END OF THE STREET).

Leader for the day

 Luis Alberto Rodriguez

Directions to the meeting point

TAKE THE AIRPORT EXIT FROM MA-20 AND FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO GUADALMAR. TURN LEFT AT THE “GUADALMAR” ROUNDABOUT TO THE CHURCH AND PARK. PLEASE, FOR SAFETY PURPOSES, DO NOT LEAVE ANY-THING IN PLAIN VIEW IN THE CAR AND AVOID OPENING AND MOVING THINGS AROUND IN THE BOOT AFTER PARKING.

Information about the meeting

THE WALK IN THE RESERVE WILL TAKE AROUND 3-4 HOURS OVER A DISTANCE OF 5 KMS. THERE ARE NO PICNIC AREAS OR TOILETS IN THE RESERVE.

Accommodation in the area

WE HAVE NO AFFILIATED MEMBER ACCOMMODATION IN THE AREA. WE RECOMMEND SEARCHING THE WEB FOR LOCAL ACCOMMODATION.

Clothing and food

IT IS VERY HOT AND SUNNY IN AUGUST ON THE COAST. WEAR SUNSCREEN AND HAT AND BRING SOME WATER WITH YOU. THERE ARE SEVERAL VENTAS IN THE AREA FOR THOSE NOT WISHING TO BRING A PICNIC.

Possible birds

WHITE-HEADED DUCK, LITTLE EGRET, BLACK-WINGED STILT, KENTISH PLOV-ER, ZITTING CISTICOLA, CETTI’S WARBLER, LITTLE BITTERN, TURTLE DOVE, RED-RUMPED SWALLOW, WOODCHAT SHRIKE, AUDOUIN’S GULL AND MANY OTHERS.

Other sites in the area for those staying over night

MONTES DE MÁLAGA, EL TORCAL, EL CHORRO

We will be looking for a member to write a trip report for this meeting.

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 on: February 20, 2019, 04:59:10 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair
Event: ABS Field Meeting at Tarifa and La Janda

Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Meeting Point: The car park at the Lidl supermarket on the outskirts of Tarifa (36 degrees 01min 13.56sec N; 5 degrees 36min 00.06sec W

Time: 09:00

Leader for the day: Frank Hair

Directions to the meeting point: Coming from Algeciras on the N340 take the first turning for Tarifa.  Coming from Vejer de la Frontera on the N340 take the second turning for Tarifa, which is further up the hill, from the first. You should see the Lidl supermarket car park on the right shortly after leaving the N340.

Information about the meeting: We will assemble in the large Lidl car park at 09:00; please be on time because I want to be away from the car park promptly. Here we will pool cars to minimise the number of cars used during the Field Meeting. We do this because at some of the observatories there is limited parking and also long convoys can be dangerous.
The cars that are not used will be left in the car park and collected at the end of the day. The observatories that we use will depend on the wind direction on the day. If the wind is blowing from the west we will be heading closer to Algeciras and if the wind is from the east we will stay close to Tarifa.
As we will be observing a Spring Migration we will be using observatories close to the sea because the birds will be low when they complete their crossing of the Strait from Morocco and will most likely rest close to the coast to recover from the crossing.
At around 13:00 we will head for the hide at Playa de los Lances to observe the birds on the pool and the beach in front of the hide while we have lunch. You will need to bring a packed lunch with you.
Around 14:30 we will head for La Janda where we will spend about three hours looking for passage migrants and other birds.
These times will depend on the number of birds we are seeing.
If a large number of people show an interest in this Field Meeting we will split into two groups. One group will do what is described above and the other group will do it in reverse.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU LET ME KNOW BY LEAVING ME A MESSAGE ON THIS FORUM IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THIS MEETING.  I need to know how many people are attending prior to meeting you all in the Lidl car park.

Accommodation in the area: Details about the accommodation offered by our Affiliated Members in this area can be found by using the following link http://www.andaluciabirdsociety.org/affiliated-services/accommodation-by-province/cadiz.html

Clothing and food: At this time of the year the weather can be variable so you will need to have layers of clothing that you can put on or take off. There could also be showers. The average high temperature in the Tarifa area for March is 16C with an average low of 12C.

Possible birds: Black Kites, Honey Buzzard, White Stork, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture and possibly Black Stork. These are the main souring birds but we should get some other migrants.

Other sites in the area for those staying over night:
Barbate Marshes, Bolonia, Gibraltar, Los Barrios, Ojén Valley, Río Guadiaro and Río Palmones & marshes. Information about all these bird sites can be found on the Society's web site http://www.andaluciabirdsociety.org/bird-sites/cadiz.html

 4 
 on: February 18, 2019, 09:18:29 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by daveandkath
We would like to join the Field Meeting at Tarifa on 2 March.

kind regards. Dave and Kath Smith

 5 
 on: February 17, 2019, 08:03:55 pm 
Started by Jim Wardell - Last post by Jim Wardell
Environmentalist scored a huge victory in Bavaria, Germany on 13 Feb. 2019 as some 17% of Bavarian voters supported a referendum to force the Bavarian government to take meaningful action to combat the drastic decline in bird and insect numbers and species. It is expected that more German länder will soon follow Bavaria's lead. 10% support would have been required for the referendum to pass, so the people's desire was unmistakable.
For more details, I urge you to read: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/bavaria-campaigners-abuzz-as-bees-petition-forces-farming-changes

If enough German länder follow Bavaria's lead, this might result in sorely needed land use changes throughout all of Germany. What about the EU and Britain? USA?

 6 
 on: February 15, 2019, 11:52:13 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Luis Alberto Birdaytrip
Elaine Wallace and partner and Luis Alberto Rodríguez will be there!

 7 
 on: February 15, 2019, 09:05:35 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by jerry
Sorry but Jerry and Barbara will not be able to attend

 8 
 on: February 12, 2019, 10:38:06 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Roger Smith
Jean and I will be joining you all at Cabo De Gata on the 16th.

 9 
 on: February 11, 2019, 01:13:50 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by NickS
I'll be there too.

See you then
Nick Stephens

 10 
 on: February 09, 2019, 02:06:43 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Emac
We will attend the Tarifa meeting.
Jonas and Erik Houltz

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