Bird watching at the Fuente de Piedra Lake and El Torcal (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

Fantastic birding day with a good number of emblematic Southern Spain birds!

Photo: Iberian race Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava iberiae)

Have a look at many more pictures and the complete list of 78 species observed!

The highlights of the day were great observations of Little Bustard in the farmlands, the presence of Great Spotted Cukcoo and the return of the Purple Swamphen to the Cantarranas Lake, next to the Fuente de Piedra Lake, and a squad of Lesser Kestrels hunting at El Torcal.

The number of Greater Flamingos at the lake, according to the curators of the Nature Reserve, adds up to 35.000 birds!

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
2 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
3 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
4 Black Tern Chlidonias niger
5 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
6 Blackbird  Turdus merula
7 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
8 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
9 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
10 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
11 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
12 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
13 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra
14 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
15 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
16 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
17 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
18 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
19 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
20 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
21 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
22 Coot  Fulica atra
23 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
24 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
25 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
26 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
27 Dunlin Calidris alpina
28 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
29 Gadwall  Anas strepera
30 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
31 Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus
32 Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
33 Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
34 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
35 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
36 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
37 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
38 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
39 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
40 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
41 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
42 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
43 Lesser Kestrel  Falco naumanni
44 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
45 Little Bustard  Tetrax tetrax
46 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
47 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
48 Little Owl Athene noctua
49 Little Stint Calidris minuta
50 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
51 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
52 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
53 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
54 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
55 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
56 Pochard  Aythya ferina
57 Purple Swamphen  Porphyrio porphyrio
58 Raven  Corvus corax
59 Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina
60 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
61 Redshank  Tringa totanus
62 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
63 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
64 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
65 Rock Dove Columba livia
66 Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
67 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
68 Serin  Serinus serinus
69 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
70 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
71 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
72 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
73 Swift  Apus apus
74 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
75 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
76 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
77 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
78 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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