Last 14th of May we organized a short version of a Big Bird Day in Candeleda. The idea was to observe or hear the maximun number of differet bird species during only 4 hours in the surroundings of Candeleda.
We decided to make three teams of 3 to 5 persons. Each team would go birding to a particular area covering the best birding sites around Candeleda. In this way we could make a bird list of the most common birds which can be observed or hear at this time of the year, in only four hours.
We had a great time! All participants were very motivated returning their check-lists full of bird names. We had a total number of 76 bird species seen or heard among all teams, with a list of 51 species the winner!
We hope to do it again soon!
It was wonderful to observe a pair of Hobbies flying above their territory just returned from their wintering grounds in Africa. We wish them all the luck and much success during their stay at these latitudes!
Great spotted cuckoo
Short-toed (snake) eagle
Lesser black backed gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Iberian azure-winged magpie
Great Crested grebe
European turtle dove