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A very warm welcome to the Andalucia Bird Society web site.
Our latest field meeting itinerary can be viewed on our forum, find out more follow this link
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We have now published the March 2017 rarities and welcome any additions. To see the current list follow this link
Andalucia Bird Society in the News.
The Andalucia Bird Society now has a regular article in the free newspaper The News. Each article is about a different bird species that you will find in Andalucia.
As many will already know we were having problems with accepting payment for memberships using PayPal. The problems are now resolved and you can now follow the registration process and use PayPal to pay for membership. If you prefer there are alternative means by which to pay, for instance we are able to accept bank transfers, so if this is a suitable alternative for you, please contact us for further details. For clear instructions using PayPal please see ABS Forum.
Do you own a Hotel, Guesthouse, Villa or Casa rural in Andalucia? We are able to offer a link and photograph, plus details of your accommodation if you become an affiliated member of the society. If you are interested in this offer please use the Contact ABS menu tab above.
The ABS Birdlist Andalucía
The Society produces a list of all the birds that can be seen in Andalucia and it is constantly reviewed and kept up to date. An important aspect of recording bird sighting information is the consistency of the data, especially bird names. Therefore, the only bird names that are accepted in the database are those on the Societies list.
Next field meeting
Our next field meeting will be held on the 20th of May 2017. We will visit the Mouth of the Guadalhorce near Málaga. All actual information you can find on the forum.
We have available online many field meeting reports, which give a huge amount of information about the various sites we have visited earlier.
September 2016 - Tarifa & La Janda
Saturday 3rd September 2016 proved to be a strange day weather wise as we were all totally unprepared for the wind. It had been calm at home. We all arrived at the meeting point for 09.30hrs in mist and gale force winds. The temperature ranged from 23C in the morning to 34C by mid afternoon. Approximately 30 members turned up and after pooling cars we went to the new Cazalla Bird Observatory near to Tarifa.
July 2016 - Field trip and EGM at ‘Finca Algaba’.
The society holds two formal general meetings each year, as required by our statutes as a registered organization. The Ordinary General Assembly in January focuses on our finances, whilst the July Extraordinary General Assembly is about electing the committee and the officers for the next two years. But first we have a few hours birding of course.
June 2016 - Birdwatching in the Steppes of La Mancha
The Field trip this month was to Almagro, an historic town in Castilla-La Mancha. It is here that Don Quijote had his adventures and passed his time with Sancho Panza in the fictional works of the Spanish Golden Age written by Cervantes. The town itself is centred around the Plaza Mayor with many buildings dating to the sixteenth century.
May (2016) en el Torcal
For the early call, 06:00hrs., 5 insomniac members plus Luis Alberto met in the dark in the [vain] hope of the Eagle Owl calling at El Torcal. Disappointed maybe, cold certainly, but downhearted, never; we managed a good selection of early birds waking from their slumbers and also admired the amazing full moon. Peregrines performed, vultures lifted off and song birds sung so all was not in vain.
April 2016 - Sierra Loja
For the second April 2016 meeting 30 members of the society met at Abades services on the A92 at Loja for a Wednesday mid-week birding and wildlife trip lead by Mick Richardson. As the group was too large for one convoy it was decided to split into two and also ensure four to a car to minimise vehicles; so two parties of four vehicles, one lead by Mick and the other by Bob Wright set off. By staggering the starting points for each group it meant less crowding and better access to plant and wildlife information by the respective leaders as we drove up the mountain track.
April 2016 - Tarifa & La Janda
A really lovely day, breeze sprung up later.
March 2016 - Gabo de Gata
Saturday 12th March dawned bright and clear, a beautiful blue sky and light breeze for my first ever ABS field trip. I ventured into the hotel where the group were having breakfast and was given a very warm welcome. We were soon organised into smaller groups and off to the first hide on the edge of the village. Numerous Greater Flamingo were feeding and a single Yellow Wagtail was present along with Dunlin, Kentish Plover, Redshank and Grey Plover.
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