Birding at El Torcal (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

We have spent a fantastic morning at El Torcal watching birds, flowers and nature.

Have a look at many more pictures and the complete list of 41 species observed below!

It is difficult to highlight some of our observations as we spotted most of the typical species at this time of year. We very much enjoyed and Eagle Owl flying across the road on the way up to El Torcal, Rock Thrush and a juvenile Bonelli’s Eagle. We could make very good observations of Griffon Vulture, Blue Rock Thrush, Black-eared Wheatear (both black and white-throated), Melodious Warbler and Thekla Lark.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
2 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
3 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
4 Blackbird  Turdus merula
5 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
6 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
7 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
8 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
9 Bonelli’s Eagle  Aquila fasciata
10 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
11 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
12 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
13 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
14 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
15 Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
16 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
17 Great Tit  Parus major
18 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
19 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
20 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
21 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
22 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
23 Little Owl Athene noctua
24 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
25 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
26 Quail Coturnix coturnix
27 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
28 Rock Dove Columba livia
29 Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
30 Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
31 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
32 Serin  Serinus serinus
33 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
34 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
35 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
36 Swift  Apus apus
37 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
38 Western Bonelli’s Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli
39 Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
40 Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
41 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
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