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Birdwatching tours in Spain guided by experienced and enthusiastic local ornithologists.



Posted by Paula Machin on

The Black Vulture

The Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) has suffered a long period of decline in the 20th century mainly due to egg exploitation by egg collectors, poison baits and disturbance. However, the spanish population is currently increasing with an estimate of 2440 pairs (de la Puente et al. 2007). In Peninsular Spain, colonies are found in the south west with a unique island colony in Mallorca. With [...]

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Posted by Juan Fernández-Elipe on

Azure wings

Formerly treated as a race of the slighly larger Asian Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus), which breeds over a large area in eastern Asia, the Iberian Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cooki ) is among our most beloved resident birds and one of the four endemic bird species of the Iberian Peninsula. Within its breeding range, the core distribution lays on the southwest, although observations of [...]

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