Bird watching at El Torcal and Hoz de Marin (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

El Torcal, a stunning mountain environment, and the Hoz de Marin, one of the best preserved river forests in Malaga, is a great combination in May to watch some of our most emblematic breeding and resident birds...

Have a look at some more pictures and the complete list of 41 birds observed!

Some of those emblematic birds were Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Sparrow, Orphean, Subalpine, Sardinian, Dartford, Bonelli’s and Melodious Warblers, Black-eared and Black Wheatears, Rock and Cirl Buntings, Griffon Vulture, Thekla Lark, Bonelli’s and Short-toed Eagles, Alpine Swift, Golden Oriole and Azure-winged Magpie.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Alpine Swift  Apus melba
2 Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cooki
3 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
4 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
5 Blackbird  Turdus merula
6 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
7 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
8 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
9 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
10 Bonelli’s Eagle  Aquila fasciata
11 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
12 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
13 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
14 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
15 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
16 Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undata
17 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
18 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
19 Great Tit  Parus major
20 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
21 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
22 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
23 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
24 Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus
25 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
26 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
27 Robin Erithacus rubecula
28 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
29 Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
30 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
31 Serin  Serinus serinus
32 Short-toed Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
33 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
34 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
35 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
36 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
37 Swift  Apus apus
38 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
39 Western Bonelli’s Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli
40 Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
41 Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
Last modified onTuesday, 08 May 2018 20:19

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