Birding Ecosse April 2018 Tour – Part 1: The Straits and La Janda

My Scottish friends Dave and Lynda are back in Malaga with an enthusiastic group of birders to enjoy 4 days of great birding around the Costa del Sol. Our first day passed at The Straits and La Janda...

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

The weather forecast showed today was going to be the quietest day in terms of wind during the week, so we hurried up towards the Straits and La Janda. There was a good flow of raptors coming in, including Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Black Kites, Griffon Vultures and a Black Vulture. Other birds observed from the coast were Bonelli’s Eagle, Black-eared Wheatear, Little Owl, Red-rumped Swallow and Woodchat Shrike. There were Nightingales singing like crazy from every single bush!

The tour around La Janda gave us lots of birds like Bee-eater, Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis, Marsh Harrier, Purple Swamphen, Gull-billed Tern, Spoonbill, White Stork and Zitting Cisticola.

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Complete list of birds observed:

1 Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita
2 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
3 Bee-eater  Merops apiaster
4 Black Kite Milvus migrans
5 Black Vulture Aegypius monachus
6 Blackbird Turdus merula
7 Black-eared Wheatear  Oenanthe hispanica
8 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
9 Booted Eagle Aquila pennata
10 Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
11 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra
12 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
13 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
14 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
15 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
16 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
17 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
18 Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
19 Gannet Morus bassanus
20 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
21 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
22 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
23 Greenfinch Chloris chloris
24 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
25 Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
26 Gull-billed Tern  Gelochelidon nilotica
27 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
28 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
29 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
30 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
31 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
32 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
33 Little Owl Athene noctua
34 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
35 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
36 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
37 Purple Heron  Ardea purpurea
38 Purple Swamphen  Porphyrio porphyrio
39 Red-legged Partridge  Alectoris rufa
40 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
41 Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
42 Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
43 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
44 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
45 Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor
46 Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
47 Swift Apus apus
48 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
49 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
50 Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator
51 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
52 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
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