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We have now published the December 2016 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.
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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
April 2015 - Tarifa and Surrounds
Raptors and Waders
It was a warm, bright summer morning well it was somewhere in Spain, but certainly not at Tarifa where 17 hardy souls of the ABS discussed how many layers of winter clothing they were wearing. The thermometer said 12c, but factor in the wind chill in Lidl's car park and it felt more like -12c, it was out with the scarves and woollen hats too!
March 2015 - Gabo de Gata
When you arrive in Cabo de Gata you know you are somewhere else! Whether you arrive through the barren semi-desert with its distinctive, sculptured, hills or the miles of plastic greenhouses along the coast, this corner of Almeria is distinctly different from the rest of Andalucía. We arrived on Friday afternoon surrounded by black clouds reaching to the ground and others turned up with tales of flooding, some even of snow in the mountains, complaining that the only birds they had seen were soggy sparrows, squelchy starlings and p.....d off pigeons. Almeria city had experienced the worst flooding in memory with underpasses being flooded to within inches of the roof. Welcome to the semi-desert of Cabo de Gata!
Granada wildsite - Suarez's Pond
The small lagoon complex formed by marshlands, waterlogged areas and different pools that constitute the Nature Reserve of Suarez's Pond, the so-called "Charca de Suárez" in Spanish, make this place a real oasis for nature and wildlife. Located in the hearth of Motril lowlands, its present high level of conservation has been achieved as the result of selfless effort coming from some public institutions and environmental groups such as BUXUS ...
Walking with Butterflies
Over the years I have visited the Serranía de Ronda many times through the early spring and summer months in pursuit of my main interest which is butterflies. Hand in hand with this goes the wealth of bird and plant life this area offers, along with the stunning landscapes that adorn this region.There are many things that keep drawing me back to this area, not only my love of butterflies, but the scenery, the quiet, and the friendly people. The weather on the whole is reliable and the light fantastic for my photography. Not many drawbacks, and some great memories!
August 2014 - The ABC of Montes de Malaga
At first we thought the idea of a romantic early morning start to go birding up in the Montes de Málaga forest was a wonderful idea. Out and about, up with the lark. We even promoted the idea to others and encouraged them to embrace it. At a dark 5.10 am on Saturday morning, the novelty was a little more distant. However up and at ‘em, our birding bags were already packed and the car fuelled, so no excuses, shower - coffee - door. Saturday 23 August 2014, on the road by 6.00 am. 25ºC, a dark but clear sky, with a brisk wind and a crescent moon.
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