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

We had a wonderful birding day this morning with a lot of signs of autumn migration.

Photo: Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)

Have a look at many more pictures and the complete list of 46 species observed below!

The number of Audouin’s and Mediterranean Gulls is increasing at Rio Viejo and Laguna Grande and different waders have already showed up: Dunlin, Curlew and Green Sandpipers and Greenshank.

We could also make great observations of Squacco Heron and Little Bittern.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii
2 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
3 Blackbird  Turdus merula
4 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
5 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
6 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
7 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
8 Coot  Fulica atra
9 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
10 Dunlin Calidris alpina
11 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
12 Gadwall  Anas strepera
13 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
14 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
15 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
16 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
17 Greenshank Tringa nebularia
18 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
19 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
20 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
21 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
22 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
23 Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
24 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
25 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
26 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
27 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
28 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
29 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
30 Mediterranean Gull  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
31 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
32 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
33 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
34 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
35 Pochard  Aythya ferina
36 Redshank  Tringa totanus
37 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
38 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
39 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
40 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
41 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
42 Swift  Apus apus
43 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
44 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
45 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
46 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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