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Title: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: Franky no Hair on September 08, 2018, 08:02:15 pm

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 Hotels in Ubeda:


 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


Mob: +34 626 700 525 José Luis Sánchez
Title: Re: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: Janet and David on September 14, 2018, 11:16:59 am
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
Title: Re: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: Bob Wright on September 20, 2018, 09:11:28 am
Expect to be there and, hopefully, also Jenny with me.

Bob Wright
Title: Re: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: Claudia Tomlin on September 22, 2018, 07:24:39 pm
Am planning on being there.
Claudia Tomlin
Title: Re: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: Robert Luecke on October 09, 2018, 11:19:46 am
Hi, Nicole and me would like joining this trip, Saturday AND Sunday. Best wishes, Robert
Title: Re: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: lindsayfergu on October 14, 2018, 08:26:23 pm
Hi There,

Liz, Lyn and I will be there.


Lindsay Ferguson
Title: Re: Field meeting for November 24 2018
Post by: Ron Hatch on October 17, 2018, 11:13:19 am
Ron & Lesley will be there for the Saturday meeting