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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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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.
Next field meeting
June 2013 - Osuna Farmland and Lagunas
Mad dogs and Englishmen
May 2013 - Las Tablas de Damiel
A superb birding site
The May field trip was to the Parque Nacional de Las Tablas de Daimiel, where thirteen of our members found a waterworld of rivers, reeded lagoons and ‘ojos’ which are ponds where the underground aquifer rises to the surface. Superbly guided around this extensive wetland by Vicente Malagon Sanroma and Estefania, his partner, from Natura Indomita; the society enjoyed a wonderful day’s birding around this new venue. In this superb inland wetland we were seeking out the rarer water birds and aquatic warblers; to find out if we were successful ...
April 2013 - Sierra de Loja
What a way to end a wonderful day
The objective of our April 2013 Field Meeting was to find Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush in the Sierra de Loja in the province of Granada. Our guide, Mick Richardson, knows this area like he knows his garden. Unfortunately, on previous years we have encountered rain on the weekends we planned for this Field Meeting that severly limited our search for this species. To find out whether we were successful this time with the weather and our search for the Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush and to find out how some of us ended a wonderful day
THE NEXT ISSUE OF BIRDS OF ANDALUCIA MAGAZINE IS IN THE POST
Our Spring 2013 issue of our magazine is in the post and should be received by all members soon. It's a great issue. Most of the articles have been written by members of the Society and are about birds and birding subjects associated with Andalucia. In this issue we also have included articles about orchids and dragonflies. The magazine is FREE to members of the society and is one of a number of benefits you receive when you become a member of the Society. See here for further information and how to become a member http://www.andaluciabirdsociety.org/about-abs/join-abs.html
March 2013 - Osuna
Someone shouted "Great Bustard"
The objective of our March 2013 Field Meeting was to find Great Bustard. One of the areas where you are most likely to see this species in Andalucia is in the farmland around the town of Osuna, in the province of Sevilla. Due to bad weather we had to pospone the original meeting earlier in March and the weather forecast for the re-arranged meeting was not brilliant - solid cloud, heavy showers and high winds. However, the lure of the Great Bustard was strong because we had one of our best attended Field Meetings for some time.
To find out whether we were succesful in finding Great Bustard .......
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