Birding at the Mouth of the Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

Everything goes according to the plan: lower level of water, seagulls and waders on passage...

Have a look at the pictures and the complete list of 52 species observed below!

The water table has significantly gone down in the last weeks at the mouth of the Guadalhorce, leaving it room for seagulls to moult and rest in the area and passing waders to feed in the mud, with the permission of just a few Black-winged Stilts still engaged in protecting their chicks.

Some other outstanding findings were a pair of Ferruginous Ducks and Whiskered Terns, the first Shoveler and a lot of Scopoli’s Shearwaters that can be watched from the shore with the help of the scope.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii
2 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
3 Blackbird  Turdus merula
4 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
5 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
6 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
7 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
8 Coot  Fulica atra
9 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
10 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
11 Dunlin Calidris alpina
12 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
13 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
14 Gadwall  Anas strepera
15 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
16 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
17 Greenshank  Tringa nebularia
18 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
19 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
20 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
21 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
22 Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
23 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
24 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
25 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
26 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
27 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
28 Little Stint Calidris minuta
29 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
30 Mediterranean Gull  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
31 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
32 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
33 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
34 Pochard  Aythya ferina
35 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
36 Redshank  Tringa totanus
37 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
38 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
39 Ruff Calidris pugnax
40 Sanderling  Calidris alba
41 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
42 Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea diomedea
43 Serin  Serinus serinus
44 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
45 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
46 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
47 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
48 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
49 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
50 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
51 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
52 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
Last modified onSunday, 13 August 2017 14:40