Some pictures of a birding tour around The Route of 100 Birds (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

The highlight of the day was the presence of around 1000 Griffon Vultures in a feeding station near El Chorro, including a nice young Black Vulture among them.

Have a look at some more pictures and the complete list of birds observed below!

I met Derek, Barbara and Mick (Andalucia Bird Society’s Malaga Team) for a fantastic bird watching tour including El Chorro, farmlands, Fuente de Piedra Lake and Zapata with a total of 76 different species including the above mentioned vultures and our first Cranes and Water Pipits of the season.

You can also live these experiences with us !!!

Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME St
1 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros R
2 Black Vulture Aegypius monachus  
3 Blackbird  Turdus merula R
4 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla R
5 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius R
6 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus R
7 Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus S
8 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra R
9 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis R
10 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti R
11 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs R
12 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita W
13 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax R
14 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus R
15 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto R
16 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo R
17 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra R
18 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos R
19 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild R
20 Coot  Fulica atra R
21 Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo W
22 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra R
23 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris R
24 Crane  Grus grus W
25 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata R
26 Crested Tit  Lophophanes cristatus R
27 Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undata R
28 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus R
29 Gadwall  Anas strepera R
30 Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos R
31 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis R
32 Great Tit  Parus major R
33 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus W
34 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris R
35 Greenshank  Tringa nebularia W
36 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea R
37 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea R
38 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus R
39 Hoopoe  Upupa epops R
40 House Sparrow Passer domesticus R
41 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis R
42 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula R
43 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus R
44 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  
45 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus W
46 Linnet Carduelis cannabina R
47 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta R
48 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis R
49 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos R
50 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus R
51 Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis W
52 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus R
53 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus R
54 Raven  Corvus corax R
55 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa R
56 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula W
57 Robin Erithacus rubecula R
58 Rock Dove Columba livia R
59 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala R
60 Serin  Serinus serinus R
61 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla R
62 Shoveler  Anas clypeata W
63 Skylark  Alauda arvensis W
64 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago W
65 Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos W
66 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus R
67 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor R
68 Stone Curlew  Burhinus oedicnemus R
69 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola R
70 Teal  Anas crecca W
71 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae R
72 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta  
73 White Wagtail Motacilla alba R
74 Willow Warbler Philloscopus trochilus M
75 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola M
76 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis R
Last modified onWednesday, 01 November 2017 12:14