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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.
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Where to go in Andalucía?
A list of bird watching sites for each province of Andalucia is provided by the Society together with their map reference, 10x10km grid location, altitude and habitat.
The sites on our lists are those recommended by the Society for seeing birds. New sites are continually added to the lists as the Society becomes aware of them and has carried out site surveys.
Some of the listed bird watching sites have full descriptions and It is our intention that eventually all the sites will have descriptions.
Impact on Veterinary Painkiller (Diclofenac) on Black Vulture
Impact of Veterinary Painkiller (Diclofenac) on Cinereous Vulture
Five specimens of Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) were found dead in Jorbeer Dumping site, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. These reports represented the first record of poisoning in this species in all our Vulture history.
October 2013 - Laguna Grande and Sierra Magina in Jaen
What a terrific day!!
Our October Field Meeting was in the province of Jaen, close to the town of Baeza and the Province's capital city, Jaen. This is quite a remote area of Andalucia which meant that most of us stayed overnight for a least one night. We visited two birding sites, Laguna Grande and Sierra Magina, providing us with two very different habit areas. The weather was exceptional for the time of year being very warm with bright sunshine and even at 1800 metres in Sierra Magina we were still in shorts and short-sleeved shirts. The main objective of the visit to Jaen was to see Golden Eagle and what a feast we had. To join us on this terrific day ...
September 2013 - Tarifa and la Janda
What a difference a couple of days can make!!
August 2013 - Guadalhorce
Our last visit of the birding year was to the Guadalhorce reserve on the western outskirts of Malaga on a hot and sunny morning, albeit the temperature had receded a little from that experienced over the previous fortnight or so. Well attended given the busy summer month and as a bonus the group was rewarded by finding at least 60 species during the visit. It was lovely to see so many new members able to join us for their first taste of the Society and meet some fellow members.
July 2013 - Libar Valley
After all, we are a Birding Society.
Our July Field Meeting was in Serrania de Ronda and Llanos de Libar and it provided us with lots of birds, especially warblers. We had eight different species, saw lots of mountain birds and in addition a few surprises. The scenery was magnificent, the environment peaceful, the weather lovely and the company splendid. What a way to spend a Saturday morning.
Following the Field Meeting over forty members attended our AGM and afterwards had lunch and a barbecue. It was a great day.
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