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

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First results of our CES ringing site

First results of the bird monitoring programme in winter in our constant effort ringing site in Candeleda (Ávila) Last winter 2014 – 2015 we opened a new CES ringing site in Candeleda. This station is part of the network of integrated ringing sites in coordinated ringing programs by SEO/BirdLife (www.seo.org). The aim of this station is to get knowledge on the bird community around Candeleda [...]

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Posted by Juan Fernández-Elipe on

Sociable Lapwing in El Hondo (Alicante)

Last 1st of November, a Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarious) was observed in El Hondo Natural Park (Elche, Alicante) by Bryan Thomas. Subsequent observations in the same area has been reported by other observers until at least 13th of November. The bird was always observed with Northen Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus). This is the second record of the species in the Valencian Community where last time [...]

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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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