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 on: September 22, 2018, 07:24:39 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Claudia Tomlin
Am planning on being there.
Claudia Tomlin

 on: September 20, 2018, 09:11:28 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Bob Wright
Expect to be there and, hopefully, also Jenny with me.

Bob Wright

 on: September 15, 2018, 08:59:25 am 
Started by Peter - Last post by Franky no Hair

 on: September 15, 2018, 08:37:13 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair
Oct field meeting at Brazo del Este 
 20th Oct
Meeting Point,
Leader for the day,
 Juna Martin Bermudez
Directions to the meeting point
Information about the area.
The Brazo del Este Natural Park is 17 kilometres south of Seville, where the main channel ofthe Guadalquivir forks off. After 39 kilometres of consecutive meanders, or vueltas, as the locals call them, is joins back up with the first channel, almost 16 kilometres further down.
The natural park is the result of modifications that man has been making to gain farmland from the Guadalquivir, one of the oldest branches of the river that runs through the marshes. Despite a large amount of human intervention, which started at the beginning of the last century, it has become an exceptionally important wetland for birds.
Accommodation in the are
we have no affiliated  members in the area so you will have to check out the internet.
Clothing and food,
At this time of the year the weather can be changeable so be prepared for anything.
Possible birds,  This area is good for all types of waders and migrants at this time of the year.

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

 on: September 14, 2018, 11:16:59 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Janet and David
Hello Frankie and Peter,
David and I will definitely come on this trip to the Sierra Magina.  We'll arrive in Ubeda on the Friday and leave on the Sunday.
Look forward to seeing you all.
Janet Fisher

 on: September 13, 2018, 09:11:16 am 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair
Denny and Paul Tritton will be there.

 on: September 08, 2018, 08:02:15 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair

Members Field Meeting

Sierra Mágina N. P. and Laguna Grande - Jaen Province


24th November 2018.


The historical town of Ubeda.

Repsol Petrol Station. Address: Av. Cristo Rey S/N

GPS coordinates: 38° 00' 51,00" N 3° 23' 02,34" O

9:00 am

José Luis Sánchez


From Málaga, Almería, Granada, Motorway A-44 until Jaén, then take A-316 to Mancha Real, Úbeda. From Madrid: Motorway A-4 until La Carolina, then take A-301 to Úbeda. From Córdoba: A-4 until Bailén, then take Exit 292 to Jaen, Granada, Albacete. Then take Exit 3 to Linares, Ubeda.


We’ll spend the morning in the Natural Park of Sierra Mágina. A wonderful nature reserve placed 30 kms to the South of the town of Ubeda. 20,000 hectares of majestic landscape are home to 130 species of birds, amongst which are species such as Golden eagle, Bonelli's eagle, Peregrine falcon, Griffon vulture, Eagle owl, Red-billed Chough, Rock bunting, Cirl bunting, Crested tit, Iberian green woodpecker, Dipper... Mammals such as Spanish ibex and Wild boar are to be found here, as well as a remarkable variety of plants, making the park one of the botanical jewels of Europe. The highest moutain ranges of the province serve as the dramatic backdrop to the soaring flight of the greatest density of Golden eagles in Europe. Please, you should to organise yourself into as few cars as possible to keep the convoy to a minimum. There will be some dirt tracks driving so we will also leave unsuitable cars at the Petrol Station. We will stop at the best vantage points in the sierras and also stopping on the tracks to look for species that favour this habitat. After lunch, we will then leave for the Paraje Natural Laguna Grande. This is the largest lagoon
in the province of Jaén. A good place to see ducks, waders, egrets, and other waterfowls. We´ll take a stroll by the trail around the lagoon. 1,7 Kms. Difficulty: Easy


 Hotels in Baeza http://fuentenueva.com/hotel/?lang=en http://www.hotelpuertadelaluna.com/ http://www.trhhoteles.com/es/hotel-baeza-jaen/TRH-Ciudad-de-Baeza-Business-Cultural/inicio Hotels in Ubeda: http://www.hotel-lapaz.com/es/index.php http://www.lascasasdelconsul.es/ http://www.hotelciudaddeubeda.com/ http://www.mariademolina.es/es/index.php http://www.hotelalvarubeda.es/ http://hotelafanderivera.com/ http://www.parador.es/es/paradores/parador-de-ubeda https://www.hotelrosaledadonpedro.com/


 At this time of the year the weather can be cold, so some warmer clothing is recommended (winter jacket, coat, raincoat...), walking or trekking shoes or boots Should take your own packed lunch and water.


 Black-necked grebe, Great crested grebe, Night heron, White egret, Cattle egret, Purple heron, Great cormorant, Common snipe, Redshank, Green sandpiper, Black-winged stilt, Little ringed plover, Purple swamphen, Osprey, Marsh harriers, Golden and Bonelli’s Eagles, Griffon vulture, Black-winged kite, Peregrine falcon, Goshawk, little owl, Crag martin, Thekla and Crested lark, Tawny and meadow pipit, Bluethroat, Red-tailed and blue rock thrush, Ring ouzel, Sardinian warbler, Cetti’s warbler, Fan-tailed warbler, Great reed warbler, Blackcap, Short-toed treecreeper, Southern Grey shrike, Azure-winged magpie, Hoopoe, Green woodpecker, Red-billed Chough, Raven, Hawfinch, Rock and Cirl Buntings...

 Three 4WD vehicles available. Up to 4 people in each.

Price per vehicle: €300

Contact: info@iberianlynxland.com

Mob: +34 626 700 525 José Luis Sánchez

 on: September 08, 2018, 04:10:01 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by andrew50
I'll be there + friend

 on: September 08, 2018, 12:27:30 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by tonyc
I'll be there. Looking forward. Tony Carpenter.

 on: September 06, 2018, 02:55:10 pm 
Started by Franky no Hair - Last post by Franky no Hair

ABS EGM/financial meeting and field meeting - Fuente de Piedra.


19 January 2019

Meeting Point,

Car park of the information centre - Fuente de Piedra.


0930hrs for the birding and 1130hrs for the EGM

Leaders for the day,

Frank Hair, Peter Jones and Janet Dixon.

Directions to the meeting point

The town of Fuente de Piedra is just off of the A92 motorway junction 132, and the information center is at the other side of the town, check out Google maps for directions.

Information about the meeting

We will be bird watching around the visitor’s centre at Fuente de Piedra, and then later we will hold our EGM, where annual accounts will be presented to members. We will also discuss general matters relating to the Society and members will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Committee, or to put forward suggestions for consideration. Members are free to bird the afternoon around the nature reserve and surrounding area.

Accommodation in the area

Please see our affiliated members list on our website.


The agenda for this EGM will be added at a later date.

Clothing and food,

It can be cold and damp, so please bring suitable clothing; you can always remove layers as the need arises. Lunch may be taken at a local venta in the

village for those who want a full meal. Other members may well be bringing a packed lunch.

Possible birds,

Common Crane, White-headed Duck, Little Bustard, Greater Flamingo, Stone Curlew aka Eurasian Thicknee, Jack Snipe, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Bluethroat, Reed Bunting and other interesting winter species

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