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GAUCIN WOODS – DOLMEN DEL PUERTO DE ENCINAS BORRACHAS TRACK NEAR RONDA – SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES
A cracking day birding in the mountains and valleys near Ronda with some exciting finds and excellent weather. ROCK THRUSH topped the list of local celebs.
RIO GENAL AND RIO GUADIARO VALLEYS – ENRIQUE WOODS – LAGUNA TORREGUADIARO – PALMONES SALT MARSH – SIERRA CRESTELLINA
A stark contrast to yesterday as far as the birding was concerned, nowhere near as exciting but some nice species were added to our list.
MALAGA AIRPORT TO GAUCIN WITH STOPS AT FUENTE DE PIERDA AND TEBA BIRD OBSERVATORY
What a great start to our 7-day migration tour, WHITE-WINGED TERN & BLACK TERN on the list !
JARAICEJO HEATHLAND – ‘THREE BRIDGES OVER THE RIVER ALMONTE – ARROYO CAMPO NATURE RESERVE ALMAREZ.
Well it wasn’t raining today, hooray! The day started with an overcast sky but it did brighten up later.
LLANOS DE SANTA MARTA DE MAGASCA – TRANSFER TO MONFRAGÜE NACIONAL PARQUE
Another day of bad weather, perfect for 3 hours then persistent rain, heavy at times, not good for birding!
BELEN PLAIN – SANTA MARTA DE MAGASCAR – RIO ALMONTE – CASARES PLAINS - TALAVAN RESERVOIR
We had a great morning with some superb birding but the afternoon was more or less a write-off because of persistent heavy rainfall.
TRANSFER FROM COTO DONANA TO EXTREMADURA WITH STOPS AT ALENGE DAM & RESERVOIR – MERIDA – ACOLLORIN RESERVOIR
Transfer day was a relaxed affair, we enjoyed a bit of a lie-in and left El Rocio after our 8am breakfast with 153 species on the list.
COREDOR DE VERDE, DEHESA DE ABAJO, NORTHERN MARSHES, JOSE VALVERDE VISITOR’S CENTRE.
Today was our big day in the park and we had excellent weather for our visit, dry and sunny with some cloud, smashing!
SEA-WATCH FROM MATALASCANAS CLIFFS – LAGUNA PRIMERA DE LOS PALOS – PARK NATIONAL MARISMA DEL O’DIEL – LAGUNA EL PORTIL – CASTILLO DE NIEBLA
The weather forecast predicted light rain and that’s exactly what we got, but it rained on and off all day with a strong breeze too! This reduced our birding somewhat as well as diminishing our sightings list, however we soldiered on and did the best we could.
LAGUNA DE MADRA DE MARISMA (EL ROCIO), LA ROCINA, PALICIO DE ACEBRON, EL ACEBUCHE VISITOR’S CENTRE.
Our first full day turned up some excellent sightings with Savi’s Warbler, Wryneck and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker topping the bill.