Olaf and Marina's birding holidays around The Route of 100 Birds

We have registered 114 different species during our birding week around The Route of 100 Birds and The Straits based at Hotel Humaina in Montes de Malaga.

Photo: Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Have a look at many more pictures and the complete list of 114 species observed below!

Our first day took us to The Straits and La Janda to enjoy the last days of the big bird migration to Africa. We had incredible views of Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black and White Storks, Night Herons and small typical Mediterranean birds like the Zitting Cisticola. We had to visit the beach of Barbate to find the Bald Ibis but it was worth it.

We spent the second day at El Torcal and the Fuente de Piedra Lake and had great views of Little Owl, Thekla Lark, White-headed Duck, Marsh Harriers and, of course, Greater Flamingos.

In the third day we visited Malaga Northeast District, including the beautiful river forest of the Hoz de Marin and the stunning foothills of Chamizo Peak for Red Deers and forest birds like woodpeckers, Common Crossbills and Hawfinches.

Our fourth day goal was the inevitable walk around El Chorro, with impressive views of vultures, including an Egyptian one, and Black Wheatears.

Our final trip was to the Mouth of the Guadalhorce and Zapata, where Booted Eagles were very active, we could enjoy the Osprey, Pintails (not a very common duck here!), Bluethroat and still some little birds on passage like Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher.

Some much desired birds did not show up this time but... there has to be a reason to come back!, and having Olaf and Marina again around here will be a real pleasure for us.

You can also live these experiences with us !!!

Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cooki
2 Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita
3 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
4 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
5 Black Stork  Ciconia nigra
6 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
7 Blackbird  Turdus merula
8 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
9 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
10 Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollis
11 Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa
12 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
13 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
14 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
15 Bluethroat  Luscinia svecica
16 Bonelli’s Eagle  Aquila fasciata
17 Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus
18 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
19 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
20 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
21 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
22 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
23 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
24 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
25 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
26 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
27 Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
28 Coot  Fulica atra
29 Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo
30 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
31 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
32 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
33 Dunlin Calidris alpina
34 Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
35 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
36 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
37 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
38 Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos
39 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
40 Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus
41 Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major
42 Great Tit  Parus major
43 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
44 Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis
45 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
46 Greenshank  Tringa nebularia
47 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
48 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
49 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
50 Hawfinch  Coccothraustes coccothraustes
51 Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
52 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
53 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
54 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
55 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
56 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
57 Jay  Garrulus glandarius
58 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
59 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
60 Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
61 Knot Calidris canutus
62 Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus
63 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
64 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
65 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
66 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
67 Little Owl Athene noctua
68 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
69 Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus
70 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
71 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
72 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
73 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
74 Night Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax
75 Nuthatch  Sitta europaea
76 Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
77 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
78 Pintail Anas acuta
79 Pochard  Aythya ferina
80 Raven  Corvus corax
81 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
82 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
83 Redshank  Tringa totanus
84 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
85 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
86 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
87 Robin Erithacus rubecula
88 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
89 Ruff Calidris pugnax
90 Sanderling  Calidris alba
91 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
92 Serin  Serinus serinus
93 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
94 Short-toed Snake Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
95 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
96 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
97 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
98 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
99 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
100 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
101 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
102 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
103 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
104 Teal  Anas crecca
105 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
106 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
107 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
108 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
109 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
110 Whitethroat Sylvia communis
111 Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus
112 Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
113 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
114 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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