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« on: January 15, 2016, 03:50:56 pm »

Hi all
New here and looking for birding location help in the Canillas De Aceituno area about 12 k south of Alcaucin, we are on the south edge of Rio Almanchare.
Myself my wife and our daughter will be spending a week there at the end of August.
I am no birding expert but after many years doing all of all kind of photography I tired wildlife photography about a year ago and well I am hooked.
I am visually impacted and although a very strange hobby for someone with my sight I don’t let it stop me.

I would require locations as close by as possible as I obviously don’t drive and even though we will have a hire car this will be my wife’s first time driving abroad and I can’t be dragging her for miles.
The villa we have is right on the South edgeof Rio Almanchare so any locations near to there for Raptors or Owls would be greatly appreciated. Although if it has feather I shall be taking it photograph, I am a sucker for a Kingfisher if there are any around ?
I shoot at 420mm max and am REALLY hoping I can get some eagles of any type within range.
I bought myself a couple of books.. Where To Watch Birds In Southern & Western Span and also..  Finding Birds In Andalucía.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 10:39:38 am »


Dear Kris,

I am afraid I don't know this area at all, but there has got to be someone out there who does. Can anyone help Kris please? Bob or Luis Alberto?

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 12:25:18 pm »

Hi Brenda many thanks for your reply, I was starting to winder if I had asked something I should not have.  All those views amd not a peep lol

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 02:00:48 pm »


I have sent people emails, so someone should get back to you later in the day or tomorrow I would think.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2016, 02:58:02 pm »

18 January 2016

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Two possibilities for you may be the Rio Velez at Torre del Mar and/or the Charca de Suarez reserve as you approach Motril.  The latter is only open for restricted hours (free admission) including both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Contact me by email at either the Society (abs.sociedad@gmail.com) or personal address at rcnwright@gmail.com including your postal address (I think I have the right Canillas!) and I can send you further details.  My house is above Lake Vinuela but am presently staying at Algarrobo Costa.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 04:53:07 pm »

Thanks Brenda & Bob

Here is a google maps link tot he exact area we will be in
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Partida+Loma+Arriba,+211,+29716,+M%C3%A1laga,+Spain/@36.86451,-4.0814187,237m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0xd72400d65d8ae2b:0xa1c27003cfb1601a


Will email you now Bob, many thanks Kris
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 08:50:19 pm »

I have found reference to a Vulture Feeding Station at the foot of the Sedella mountains but trying to find an ecat location is turning out to be impossible.

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/vulnew/article/viewFile/37678/6993

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The El Chorro experiment was
followed by another feeding point in
Ronda and Casares, and then the Junta de
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Another vulture restaurant is the
tiphead in El Torcal, at the foot of the Sedella Mountain.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 09:30:54 am »

Here it is on the map, where the "V" is. The blue  violet markings indicate a good, but very narrow asphalt road to a picnic site. It is about 1½ km west of Sedella. There is a sign higher up to the "buitrera". However, you will not find vultures there very often.


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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 11:11:52 am »

Here it is on the map, where the "V" is. The blue markings indicate a good, but very narrow asphalt road to a picnic site. It is about 1½ km west of Sedella. There is a sign higher up to the "buitrera". However, you will not find vultures there very often.

Brilliant many thanks

I guess its not a regular feeding station ? shame as it does not seen to far for us to travel

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 11:44:27 am »

I#m guessing its this place ? really good to get an actual look at what is there
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiN_8ru17XKAhVH7xQKHZ8jDB4QtwIIKzAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvC9Dg9Ej_Rs&usg=AFQjCNG9cWt0jCwt1XqQvKJ4niUmh6n9XQ&sig2=xI3gKzB6cIYF6E4K212tqg
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 03:12:38 pm »

An easy place to look for griffon vultures is the old railway to Ventas de Zafarraya. You may see other birds and animals there, such as black wheatear and cabra montes.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 03:17:17 pm »

An easy place to look for griffon vultures is the old railway to Ventas de Zafarraya. You may see other birds and animals there, such as black wheatear and cabra montes.

Thanks Petrea I shall take a look on google maps so how far we are staying from there, its a shame the vulture feeding station is not used often as we are are 5.6km from it. I think I have seen the railway lines mentioned in other research I found online.

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2016, 07:44:26 pm »

Would anyone please be able to translate this for me, online translations are not making much sense.
Its in response to me asking if the Sedella vulture feeding station is still used

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hola e estado barias veces por las buitreas i e vitos unos 12 bolado y la cabaña pa verlos con prismatico nuca e vito que los alimentaran es buena ruta esa sepuede subir ala maroma por hai
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2016, 07:56:42 pm »

Well, you could alway try. I have only been there on Sundays lately; perhaps the chances are better on weekdays. I suspect they only use it when someone has a dead animal to dispose of.

There is an information center about the nature park in Sedella. Unfortunately, the electronic devices are not well maintained! Perhaps they know more about the feeding of the vultures.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2016, 07:59:44 pm »

Well, you could alway try. I have only been there on Sundays lately; perhaps the chances are better on weekdays. I suspect they only use it when someone has a dead animal to dispose of.

There is an information center about the nature park in Sedella. Unfortunately, the electronic devices are not well maintained! Perhaps they know more about the feeding of the vultures.

Many Thanks Petrea

I have plenty of time until we go but I don't think me excitement will diminish any, I see other feeding stations are a lot more active but are many hours away.
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