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

Autumn has definitely arrived with its typical cool dawns...

Have a look at more pictures and the complete list of 53 species observed below!

We stopped at Sacaba Beach in front of a stunning dawn on our way to the reserve from Malaga. The morning was cool but the north wind made it a bit chilly.

The stars of the reserve soon began to show up: Osprey, Flamingo, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover, Sardinian Warbler, Serin, White-headed Duck, Booted Eagle (both light and dark morphs), Hoopoe and Black-necked Grebe of which there was a nice flock at the Laguna Grande.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
2 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
3 Blackbird  Turdus merula
4 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
5 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
6 Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollis
7 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
8 Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus
9 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
10 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
11 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita
12 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
13 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
14 Coot  Fulica atra
15 Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo
16 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
17 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
18 Dunlin Calidris alpina
19 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
20 Gannet  Morus bassanus
21 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
22 Great Tit  Parus major
23 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
24 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
25 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
26 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
27 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
28 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
29 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
30 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
31 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
32 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
33 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
34 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
35 Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis
36 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
37 Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
38 Pochard  Aythya ferina
39 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
40 Robin Erithacus rubecula
41 Ruff Calidris pugnax
42 Sanderling  Calidris alba
43 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
44 Serin  Serinus serinus
45 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
46 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
47 Starling Sturnus unicolor
48 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
49 Teal  Anas crecca
50 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
51 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
52 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
53 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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