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GALLOANSERAE
 
       

NEOAVES

Egretta gularis Gallinago media Phalaropus lobatus Tringa flavipes
Phoenicopterus minor Numenius hudsonicus Xenus cinereus Corvus cornix
Circus macrourus Calidris falcinellus nCursorius cursor Sylvia sarda
nButeo rufinus Calidris fuscicollis nSterna bengalensis Ficedula albicollis
  Calidris melanotos Sterna dougallii  

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Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis (1,2)
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Tarragona. On 7.5 a bird was seen at Les Olles lagoon, L'Ampolla, Tarragona (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch).On 8.5 the adult bird was still at Les Olles, l'Ampolla, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Manolo Sánchez Blanch). On 9.5 it was seen again (Ricard Gutiérrez; Màrius Domingo). See two photos below and a thumbnail here (Màrius Domingo). On 11.5 it was seen again (Vicente Francisco Tamarit @ ornitho.cat). nPresent at least until 19.5 (Manolo Sánchez-Blanch).

Egrgul

Photo: © Màrius Domingo 9.5.2017

Egrgul

Photo: © Màrius Domingo 9.5.2017

n(2) Illes Balears. Mallorca. On 19.5, when it was photographed (@NLSBirding) and on 20.5 an adult was seen at S'Albufera de Mallorca, Mallorca (Esteve Gallardo, Dori Juan Pascual). See a photo below and thumbnails here.

Egrgul

Photo: © Dori Juan Pascual 20.5.2017

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nLesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1,2,3-7)
(1) Valencia. There was a bird first at Tancat de Milia (A.Tormos @birdingalbufera.es), then at Racó de l'Olla, Albufera de València on 5.5 (M. Chardí, G. García, J.I. Dies)
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(2) Alicante. The bird seen last month remained there on 5.5 (Daniel Musitu @observado.es).Still there on 6.5 (Daniel Musitu @observado.es). On 11.5 it was still there (Barry Chambers). See two photos below and a thumbnail here..

Phomin

Photo: © Bary Chambers 11.5.2017

Phomin

Photo: © Bary Chambers 11.5.2017

(3-7) Málaga. There were five adults at Fuente de Piedra lagoon, Málaga on 9.5 (F.Javier Salcedo Ortiz @observado.es).

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nPallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1
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(1) Badajoz. There was a 2cy bird at La Serna, Badajoz, on 3.5 (Yoav Perlman).

(2) Cáceres. On 7.5 a bird was seen at Sierra de Fuentes, Cáceres (39.45297,-6.22805; Re'a Shaish & Yoav Perlman).

n(3) Lleida. On 21.5 there was a 2cy male at Torrerribera, Lleida (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra).

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nLong-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1,2)
(1) Albacete. A bird was found on 11.5 at Llanos de Riachuelos, Albacete (José Antonio Cañizares). Still there the following days: 12-13.5 (David Cañizares), 15.5 (José A. Cañizares, Manuel Salas), 16.5 (Lucas de las Heras), 17.5 (José A. Cañizares), 18.5 (José A. Cañizares, Manuel Salas, Antonio Manglano), 20.5 (Manuel Salas, Gregorio Chaguaceda).

(2) Cáceres. On 16.5 a bird was found at Trujillo, Cáceres (Yoav Perlman).

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Great Snipe Gallinago media (1-2,3,4-5)
(1-2)
Girona. There were two on 5.5 at St.Joan Sescloses, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Àlex Ollé).

n(3) Girona. There was another at St.Joan Sescloses, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 18.5 (Àlex Ollé).

(4-5) Girona. A bird was seen at El Matà, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, on 20.5 (Miquel Arxer, Joaquim Martínez). On 21.5 two birds were seen during the morning (Hanns-Jürgen Roland) and one at times (Ramon Aguilar; Joan Goy @birdingemporda.com) but two again later in the day (Ramón Agular via birdingemporda.com).

Galmed

Photo: © Joaquim Martínez 20.5.2017

Galmed

Photo: © Joaquim Martínez 20.5.2017

Galmed

Photo: © Joaquim Martínez 20.5.2017

Galmed

Photo: © Hanns-Jürgen Roland 21.5.2017

Galmed

Photo: © Hanns-Jürgen Roland 21.5.2017

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HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL Numenius hudsonicus (1) ONLY ONE PREVIOUS ACCEPTED RECORD SO FAR IN SPAIN
(1)
Cantabria. The bird found on 29.1.2017 was seen again on 1.5 at Cicero, Santoña marshes (Pedro Yubero @aves cantabricas).

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Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus (1,2)
(1) Valencia . On 1.5 a bird was seen at Tancat de Milia, Sollana, P.N Albufera de Valencia (Bosco Dies, Héctor Gadea).

(2) Tarragona . On 13.5 a bird was found at Migjorn grassfields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Manolo Garcia Tarrasón). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.

Calfal

Photo: © Manolo García Tarrasón 13.5.2017

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White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis (1,2)
(1) Valencia . On 2.5 a bird was found at Tancat de Milia, Sollana, P.N Albufera de Valencia (Joan Balfagón, P. Vera, see three thumbnails here). On 3.5 it was still there (P. Marín, V. París, G. Chaguaceda), see a photo below (Pedro Marín) and on 4.5 too (B. Dies, H. Gadea, P. Ferrer @birdingalbufera.es) and on 5.5. too (P. Ferrer, J. Aznar, H. Gadea @birdingalbufera.es).Still there on 7.5 (G.Llorens, J.Ferrer & A.Pertegaz @birdingalbufera.es); 8.5 (Yanina Maggiotto, H.Gadea, V.Beltrán), see photos below and thumbnails here, and 9.5 (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es).

Calfus

Photo: © Pedro Marín 3.5.2017

Calfus

Photo: © Yanina Maggiotto 8.5.2017

Calfus

Photo: © Yanina Maggiotto 8.5.2017

(2) Valencia. On 3.5 a bird was seen at Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt. València (Ángel Bereje).

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nPectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos (1,2,3)
(1) Zamora. On 1.5 a bird was found at Villafáfila, Zamora (Pablo Gutiérrez, Antonio Gutiérrez, David Martínez Lago, Ricardo Hevia). See a thumbnail here (Ricardo Hevia). More information in El Pernil blog here.

(2) Badajoz. On 5.5 a bird was found at Cola del Valdemedel, embalse de Alange, Badajoz (Samuel Hernández). Read the story in the CREX website here. On 5.5 afternoon it was still there (José Antonio Román, Raúl Granados y Lorenzo Alcántara). See a photo below and thumbnail here. Perhaps the same bird, or another, was seen on 8.5 at Santa Amalia, Badajoz (Raúl Granados @ CREX website).

Calmel

Photo: © José Antonio Román 5.5.2017

(3) Valencia. The bird found on 30.4 at Tancat de Milia, Albufera de València, continued there on 1.5 (B. Dies, H. Gadea, P. Marín @birdingalbufera.es), 2.5 (J. Balfagón, P. Vera @birdingalbufera.es) and 3.5 (P. Marín, V. París, G. Chaguaceda @birdingalbufera.es). Still there on 4.5 (H.Gadea, P.Ferrer @birdingalbufera.es), 7.5 (G.Llorens, J.Ferrer, A.Pertegaz @birdingalbufera.es), 9.5 (Toni Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es), 12.5 (A.Garfi, T.Alcocer @birdingalbufera.es)..

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nRed-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus (1)
(1) Alicante. On 7.5 a bird was seen and videotaped at Santa Pola saltpans, Alicante (Manolo Salas).

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Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus (1)
(1) Barcelona . On 5.5 a ringed bird, coming from Finland, was found at Cal Nani marshes, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Marc Illa et al). It was widely twitched by many birders during the day (Mike O'Neill, Ricard Gutiérrez; Charlie López; Vittorio Pedrocchi; Lluís Gustamante; Carles Oliver). See photos below and thumbnails here.

Xencin

Photo: © Marc Illa 5.5.2017

Xencin

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 5.5.2017

Xencin

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 5.5.2017

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Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes (1)
(1) Zamora . On 1.5 a bird was found at Villafáfila, Zamora (Manuel Rodríguez, Alfonso Rodrigo) Later seen by more autors. See more info at El Pernil Blog here. On 2.5 it was still there (Manuel Segura, Miguel R. Esteban y Cristian Osorio Huerga). See a photo below and a thumbnail here (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte).

Trifla

Photo: © José Alberto Fernández Ugarte 1.5.2017

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nCream-coloured Courser Cursrius cursor (1-2,3-4,5,6) SMALL INFLUX
(1-2) Badajoz . On 6.5 two birds were seen in Flight over Campiña Sur,Usagre, Badajoz (Carlos González). See two thumbnails here.

(3-4) Badajoz . On 9.5 two birds were seen and photographed at La Serena, Castuera, Badajoz (Carlos González ). See two photos below.

Curcur

Photo: © Carlos González Villalba 9.5.2017

Curcur

Photo: © Carlos González Villalba 9.5.2017

(5) Cáceres . On 16.5 a bird was seen at Trujillo, Cáceres (Juan Luis Delgado @ CREX website).

(6) Albacete . On 16.5 a bird was found near Albacete city (Lucas de Las Heras; Manuel Salas). On 18.5 it was seen again (Manuel Salas, Antonio Manglano y José A. Cañizares). Seen again on 20.5 (Manuel Salas y Gregorio Chaguaceda) , when photographed, see three thumbnails here (Manuel Salas).

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nnLesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis (1)
(1) Cádiz . A bird was seen at Los Lances beach, Cádiz on 8.5 (Alan Gilbertson), see a thumbnail here. According to locals it had been also seen the previous day.

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nRoseate Tern Sterna dougallii (1)
(1) Cantabria. On 1.5 a bird was seen at Cicero, Santoña, Cantabria (Iván Sarabia @ Aves de Cantabria web).

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix (1-5,6)
(1-5) Barcelona. Confirmed breeding. At least three chicks were produced by the pair breeding in a suburban garden (on a Platanus tree) at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona. The breeding was confirmed by the Consorci del Delta del Llobregat on 1.5 (F.X. Santaeufemia, F.López). On 5.5. two juveniles with growing primaries (see photos below) were photographed while an adult was seen on top of a nearby building and the 2nd adult was sat on the nest apparently attending another clutch (Ricard Gutiérrez), see photos below. This is the 1st ever case of breeding of the species in Spain. On 8.5 at least there were still 2 adults at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona (Màrius Domingo). nOn 15.5 there was a bird near the nest (Raúl Bastida @ornitho.cat) and on 18.5 there were five birds in the area, ad and three juvs (Víctor Cañadas @ornitho.cat). Those were still present on 20.5 (Quim Minoves @ornitho.cat).

Corcor

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 5.5.2017

Corcor

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 5.5.2017

Corcor

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 5.5.2017

Corcor

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 5.5.2017

(6) A Coruña. On 8.5 a bird was seen at Xuño, Porto do Son, A Coruña (Xoan Santamaria).

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Marmora's Warbler
Sylvia sarda (1,2)
(1) Illes Balears. Cabrera. A male was seen and heard singing on 6.5 at Cabrera island,Balearics (M.Rebassa, A.Villaverde, J.Portillo, P.Manchado, N.Castelao,J.Sagardia, M. Rouco). See a photo below (Miguel Rouco).

Sylsar

Photo: © Miguel Rouco 6.5.2017

(2) Barcelona. On 7.5 an adult was found at Pla d'en Bessa, Viladrau, Barcelona (Pere Vila @ornitho.cat). It was still there on 8.5 (Martí Franch, Pere Baucells, Jordi Faus, Gabri de Jesús @ornitho.cat), when taped too. Last seen on 9.5 (Aleix Comas, Dani Roca, Sergi Sales, Josep Bel, Enric Fontcuberta; Pau G.Campderròs).

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Collared Flycatcher
Ficedula albicollis (1)
(1) Illes Balears. Cabrera. A female was seen on 6.5 at Cabrera island,Balearics (M.Rebassa, A.Villaverde, J.Portillo, P.Manchado, N.Castelao,J.Sagardia, M. Rouco). See a photo below (Miguel Rouco).

Ficalb

Photo: © Miguel Rouco 6.5.2017

 

 

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  • Whole document/ Documento entero/ Document sencer: Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm 
    • e.g. Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002. Rare Birds in Spain.Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm 
  • Single records/ Citas sueltas/ Cites aïllades: Author (year). [Species] in Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm 
    • e.g. Rebassa, M. (2002) Great White Egret Egretta alba in Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002.Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from http://www.rarebirdspain.net/arbsr000.htm

All birds featured in this page are rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee except:

Anser brachyrhynchus, Aythya collaris, Egretta gularis × garzetta, Gyps rueppellii, Circus macrourus, Calidris melanotos, Calidris subruficollis, Phalaropus lobatus, Larus cachinnans, Larus glaucoides glaucoides, Larus hyperboreus, Sterna bengalensis, Sterna dougallii, Motacilla citreola and Phylloscopus inornatus not considered national Spanish rarities since 1.1.2016 but included here for reference as near-rarities and featured in grey colour and marked with a n

newFrom 1.1.2017 no records of Larus cachinnans will be included in the website. The species has proven to be regular and it is no longer consider a national rarity. Indeed, there are more cachinanns that L.delawarensis records. Sightings of the rest of species 'ex-rarities' are variable from one year to another, offer some id challenges or are of overall interest, and hence they will be featured in the website as in 2016 for the sake of completeness. Phylloscopus inornatus is still included to better understand the apparent changes in its pattern of occurrence including wintering records, despite the tremendous amount of birds recorded in 2016.

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Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain which are both personal observations, communications or have been released in E-Mail lists. Please contact the authors before using any photo for anything else than personal reference. Any submitted news to this page can be used by the Spanish RC or other rarities committees for their knowledge if enough substantiated. Inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind.Photos could be cropped for editorial reasons.Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society but this has no more implication than the sake of completeness given this area situation. Names of localities are featured as given by the authors of the records, that should be cited as those. Today news are marked with anew icon. We would welcome to receive a spare copy of those journals using these news for commercial purposes. Contact RG at address at the front page. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included, but note above change of policy from January 2016. Reproduction of the contents of this page in commercial websites (e.g. *.com) or for commercial purposes is forbidden if not agreed in advance.. Go back to top
Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país que tanto son observaciones personales, comunicaciones al autor o noticias difundidas en listas de correo. Por favor contacten los autores para cualquier uso de las fotografias fuera del estrictamente personal. Cualquier cita que se envie a esta página podrá ser usada por comités de rarezas estatales o de otros ámbitos, pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo y son responsabilidad de sus autores. Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Las fotos que se envíen podrán ser recortadas por criterios editoriales.Las noticias más recientes se marcan con new Desde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife si bien véase el cambio de política acaecido a partir de enero de 2016. La reproducción total o parcial de los contenidos de esta página está prohibida en sitios web comerciales (p.ej. *.com) si no se autoriza de antemano. Ir al inicio de la página
Cites recents inclou les darreres novetats del conjunt de l'estat que són observacions pròpies, comunicacions o noticies difoses a llistes de correu. Si us plau contacteu amb els autors de les fotos per a a qualsevol ús fora de l'estrictament personal. Qualsevol cita que sigui enviada a aquesta plana podrà ser emprada per comitès de rareeses estatals o d'altres àmbits si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena i és responsabilitat dels seus autors. Els noms de les localitats són posats tal i com són enviats pels autors, que han de ser referenciats com a autors de les cites. Les fotos que s'envïin podran ser retallades per criteris editiorals.Les notícies més recents són les marcades ambnew.Desd'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife per bé que també d'altres espècies a partir de gener de 2016 (vegeu més amunt). La reproducció total o parcial dels continguts d'aquesta plana és prohidia per a qualsevol lloc web de caire comercial (e.g. *.com) sinó s'ha autoritzat de forma prèvia. Tornar a l'inici de la plana.



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The Alange Pectoral Sandpiper on 5.5 (José Antonio Román)
Calfus
Calfus
The White-rumped Sandpiper at Albufera de València on 2.5 (Joan Balfegón).
Xencin
Xencin
Xencin
The Terek Sandpiper that visited Llobregat Delta on 5.5 (Ricard Gutiérrez)
Trifla
The Lesser Yellowlegs at Villafáfila, Zamora, on 1.5 (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte)
Calmel
The Pectoral Sandpiper at Villafáfila on 1.5 (Ricardo Hevia).
Calfus
Calfus
The White-rumped Sandpiper from Valencia on 8.5 (Yanina Maggiotto)
Phomin
The Lesser Flamingo from El Hondo, Alicante, on 11.5 (Barry Chambers).
Calfal
The Broad-billed Sandpiper from Ebre delta as on 13.5 (Manolo García Tarrasón)
Egrgul
The Western Reef Egret from les Olles lagoon, Ebre delta, Tarragona, on 9.5 (Màrius Domingo)
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Egrgul
Egrgul
The Western Reef Egret from S'Albufera de Mallorca as on 20.5 (Esteve Gallardo)
Galmed
The Great Snipe at El Matà, PN Aiguamolls on 20.5 (Joaquim Martínez)
Curcur
Curcur
The two Coursers at Usagre, Badajoz on 6.5 (Carlos González).
Curcur
Curcur
Curcur
The Cream-coloured Courser at Albacete as on 20.5 (Manuel Salas).
Butruf
Butruf
Butruf
Butruf
The Long-legged Buzzard at Albacete (José Antonio Cañizares)
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The Lesser-crested Tern at Los Lances beach, Cádiz (Alan Gilbertson)
 
 
 
 

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