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AUGUST 2012 NEWS
 

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topoSpecies index (n= 1 + 26 =27) + 5 Only Canary Islands + 1 Gibraltar
GALLOANSERAE
 
Dendrocygna bicolor    

NEOAVES

Pterodroma feae/madeira Calidris melanotos Sterna bengalensis
Pterodroma feae Limicola falcinellus Sterna c.f. elegans
Oceanites oceanicus Tryngites subruficollis Sterna dougallii
Fregetta tropica Phalaropus tricolor Apus affinis
Gyps ruepellii Phalaropus lobatus Merops persicus
Buteo rufinus Stercorarius longicaudus Mimus gilvus
Falco biarmicus Stercorarius maccormicki Motacilla flava feldegg
Cursorius cursor Larus fuscus fuscus Phoenicurus moussieri
Calidris fuscicollis Larus glaucoides  

RARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS*

 
Phoenicopterus roseus Larus delawarensis Xerma sabini
Phalaropus fulicarius Larus audouinii  
* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here
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GALLOANSERAE

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Fulvous whistling-duck De
ndrocygna bicolor (1) UNKNOWN ORIGIN
(1)
Tarragona There was one flying and whi
stling over l'Encanyissada lagoon, Delta de l'Ebre, Amposta, Tarragona on 11.8 (Carlos Gutiérrez Expósito).

NEOAVES

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(Fea's/Madeira's) Petrel Pterodroma feae/madeira (1,2,3,4-5)
(1) A Coruña. A bird was seen off Estaca de Bares, Galicia on 2.8 (Ricardo Hevia, Alfonso Valderas).

(2) A Coruña. Another bird was seen off Estaca de Bares, Galicia on 17.8 (Antonio Sandoval, Antonio Martínez Pernas, Ricardo Hevia).

(3) A Coruña. Another bird was seen off Estaca de Bares, Galicia on 21.8 (Antonio Sandoval,Alfonso Valderas,Antonio Martínez Pernas,Ricardo Hevia and 3 UK birdwatchers).

n(4-5) A Coruña. Two birds were seen off Estaca de Bares, Galicia on 30.8 (Ricardo Hevia)

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Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae (1) 1st SPECIES-LEVEL CONFIRMED RECORD FOR SPAIN
(1) A Coruña. A bird was seen 17 nautic miles off Malpica de Bergantiños, A Coruña during a seawatch on 26.8 (Daniel López Velasco, Juan Sagardía Pradera, Óscar Llama Palacios, Eduardo Amengual Ramis, Jose Portillo, Jus Pérez Martín, Gabi Martín, Quique Carballal y Pablo Gutiérrez). See a photo below (courtesy of Pablo Gutiérrez) and the full set of photos in his blog Travelling Birds here, recommended!

Pterodroma feae

Photo above:© Pablo Gutiérrez 26.8.2012

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Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus (1-2,3,4-9,10-16)

(1-2) A Coruña. Two birds were counted in a pelagic seawatch off Malpica de Bergantiños, A Coruña, on 5.8 (Antonio Gutiérrez et al). See photos in his blog here.

(3) Cádiz. On 25.8 a bird was seen at Straits of Gibraltar, off Tarifa, from a boat (Javier Elorriaga).5-10 birds had been seen on 22.8 at the Straits, but within Moroccan waters near Espartel cape (Pierre Baungart) hence, not counted in this month's statistics.

topo(4-9) Lanzarote. On 18.8 six birds were seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics),

topo(10-16) Lanzarote. On 19.8 seven birds were seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics)

 

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topoBLACK-BELLIED STORM PETREL Fregetta tropica (1) 2nd FOR SPAIN, 3RD FOR WP
(1) Lanzarote. On 18.8 one bird was seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote, where last year the 1st for Spain was also recorded in September 2011 (Lanzarote Pelagics). See a special photopage here!

fretro

Photo above:© Juan Sagardia 18.8.2012

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Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1-2,3-4,5,6)
(1-2)Cádiz On 24.8 there were two over Cazalla bird observatory, Tarifa, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo, Julio Utrera, Marta Peris y Micah Scholer/Fundación Migres).

n(3-4)Cádiz On 29.8 there were two at Algarrobo bird observatory, Algeciras, Cádiz (Álex Colorado, Mariano Martínez, Gonzalo Gil)

(5)Cádiz On 30.8 one individual was seen at Cazalla bird observatory, Tarifa, Cádiz (Mariano Martínez, José Luis López Pozuelo)

(6)Cádiz On 31.8 a subadult was at Los Barrios dump, Cádiz (Alex Colorado & Mariano Martínez). See two thumbnails here.

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1,2,3,4,5-6)
(1) Cádiz. On 2.8 there was a bird seen over Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo, Julio Utrera & Micah Scholer/Fundación Migres)

(2) Cádiz. On 6.8 a juvenile was seen at Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo, Blanca Perez y Julio Utrera/Fundación Migres).

(3) Cádiz. On 24.8 a bird was seen at Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (Julio Utrera y Micah Scholer/Fundación Migres).

(4) Cádiz. On 26.8 a bird was seen at Algarrobo, Algeciras, Cádiz (Carlos Torralvo y Julio Utrera/Fundación Migres).

n(5-6)Cádiz On 29.8 there were two at Algarrobo bird observatory, Algeciras, Cádiz (Álex Colorado, Mariano Martínez, Gonzalo Gil)

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Lanner Falco biarmicus (1,2,3,4,5)
(1) Palencia One juvenile was seen at Palencia on 12-14.8 (Ignacio Pontón). See his binoscoping images in his gallery here and some of them in the thumbnail column here. This bird remained in the area on 22.8 (Alfonso Rodrigo) and 24.8 (Miguel Rouco). See photos below and thumbnails here.
nLast seen on 26.8 at 08 AM (Graciela Fdez. Arrojo y Manuel Carregal). Not seen anymore.

Falco biarmicus

Photo above:© Alfonso Rodrigo 22.8.2012

Falco biarmicus

Photo above:© Alfonso Rodrigo 22.8.2012

Falco biarmicus

Photo above:© Alfonso Rodrigo 22.8.2012

(2) Zamora A juvenile erlangeri was reported from Almeida de Sayago, Zamora on 6.8 (J. J. Ramos Encalado, via Naturzamora).

(3) Gibraltar A subadult bird was seen over Windmill Hill, Gibraltar, on 17-18.8 (Vincent Robba/GONHS)

(4) Gibraltar A juvenile bird was seen over Windmill Hill, Gibraltar, on 23.8 (Vincent Robba/GONHS)

n(5) Gibraltar On 28.8 a juvenile was seen flying S. at Gibraltar top (Charles Pérez/GONHS)

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Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor (1-3,4-7) BREEDING RECORD
(1-3) Albacete There were three birds at the Special Protected Area under Nature 2000 network at Bonete, Albacete on 1.8: two adults and a juvenile (D.Cañizares, J.A. Cañizares). Some birds were seen in this province in May. Might these birds be a breeding couple with its juvenile (after the last decade successful breeding record from Almería?, editorial comment)

(4-7) Albacete On 10.8 4 individuals (2 ads + 2 juv), a probable local breeding family according to juvenile characteristics, was seen at ZEPA de Aves Esteparias del Este de Albacete. It's a different party to that previously featured (José Antonio Cañizares Mata). See a photo below and thumbnails here. On 11.8 the four birds, 2 ads + 2 juvs were seen again. The two juvs were asking for food to the parents. The area is so huge that it is difficult to even see the birds (José Antonio Cañizares) (see enclosed photo with 3 birds circled). This can actually be considered the 2nd ever breeding record in Europe.These birds were seen again on 21.8 when it was confirmed that these two juveniles were different from the juvenile seen on 1.8 at 4 km distance, hence two pairs were confirmed for Albacete this year (David Cañizares).

Cursorius cursor

Photo above:© Rafa Torralba 10.8.2012

Curcur

Photo above:© José Antonio Cañizares 11.8.2012

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White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis (1)
(1)
Tarragona There was an adult at Buda island, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 9.8 (David Bigas). The bird was seen again on 10.8 (
David Bigas, Josep Tantull, Roser Solé & Jordi Martí-Aledo). See two photos below (J.Tantull). The bird continued there on 11-13.8 (David Bigas) and 15.8 (D.Bigas; R.Gutiérrez), see another photo below.

Calidris fuscicollis

Photo above:© Josep Tantull i Roser Solé 10.8.2012

Calidris fuscicollis

Photo above:© Josep Tantull i Roser Solé 6.8.2012

Calfus

Photo above:© Ricard Gutiérrez 14.8.2012

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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos (1)
(1) València A bird was seen at reserva natural del Tancat de Milia, Sollana, Parc Natural de l'Albufera de València on 27.8 (Toni Alcocer, Carlos Varea). See a photo below.

Calidris melanotos

Photo above:© Toni Alcocer 27.8.2012

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Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus (1)
(1)
Tarragona. On 13.8 one juvenile was seen at Punta de la Banya beach, within Curlew Sandpipers (C.ferruginea) flocks, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Carles Domingo). See a photo below and two thumbnails here (C.Domingo)

Limicola falcinellus

Photo above:© Carles Domingo 13.8.2012

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Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis (1,2)
(1) Tarragona An adult was seenb on 6.8 at Migjorn grass fields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé). See a photo below. The bird continued there on 11-13.8 (David Bigas; Josep Tantull, Roser Solé) and 15.8 (D.Bigas; R.Gutiérrez) to 16.8 (Josep Ramoneda at ornitho.cat) and 19.8 (Javier Cotín).Still there on 24.8 (Marc Gálvez, J. Tantull, R. Solé, J. Guerra i Gerard Plana)

Tryngites subruficollis

Photo above:© Josep Tantull i Roser Solé 6.8.2012

n(2) Cantabria. There was an adult at Suances, Cantabria on 29-30.8 (Javier Portillo). See two photos below.

Trysub

Photo above:© Javier Portillo 29.8.2012

Trysub

Photo above:© Javier Portillo 29.8.2012

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nWilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor (1)
(1) Asturias. There was a bird at Ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies only on 25.8 (Aldolfo Villaverde; Clemente Álvarez Usategui; Xuan Cortés, Eva Solé, Juan Zaldívar). See a thumbnail here. Third record for Asturies.

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Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus (1,2,3-5,6-8)
(1)Murcia. The bird found on 30.7 at San Pedro del Pinatar saltpans, Murcia was still there on 1.8 (Richard Howard). See a thumbnail here.The bird continued there on 4 and 5.8 (Richard Howard). This bird remained there on 11.8 (Antonia Cangas)

Phalob

Photo above:© Richard Howard 1.8.2012

Phalob

Photo above:© Richard Howard 1.8.2012

(2) Tarragona. There was a bird at Punta de la Banya, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 5.8 (Carles Domingo) and 6.8 (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Carles Domingo). One of these was seen again on 14.8 (C.Domingo, J.Marti-Aledo, R.Gutiérrez).

(3-5) Tarragona. There was a new bird at Punta de la Banya, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 11.8 that was joined by two more on 12.8 (Jordi Martí-Aledo).nSee a photo below from 12.8 (Jordi Martí) and a thumbnail here.

Phalob

Photo above:© Jordi Martí-Aledo 12.8.2012

n(6-8) Tarragona. There were three at El Garxal area, Deltebre on 29.8 (Miguel Angel Fuentes via ornitho.cat)

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Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus (1-10,11,12,13-17,18-19,20)

(1-10) A Coruña. Ten were seen in a pelagic seawatch off Malpica de Bergantiños, A Coruña, on 5.8 (Antonio Gutiérrez et al). See photos in his blog here

(11) A Coruña. On 4.8 one was seen from Estaca de Bares, Galicia (Dani Lopez, Ricardo Hevia, Alfonso Valderas, David Martinez y Antonio Sandoval).

(12) Navarra. On 24.8 one juvenile was found at Sanguesa water treatment plant, Navarra (Javier Sola). On 25.8 it was still there (Ricardo Rodríguez). See photos below and more at Ricardo Rodríguez blog here and Javier Sola blog too here .nThis bird remained in the area on 28.8 when seen hunting in a nearby field (Jorge Nubla, Javier Sola y Ricardo Rodríguez). See a new photo below and thumbnails here.

Stercorarius longicaudus

Photo above:© Javi Sola 24.8.2012

Stercorarius longicaudus

Photo above:© Ricardo Rodríguez 25.8.2012

Stercorarius longicaudus

Photo above:© Ricardo Rodríguez 25.8.2012

Stelon

Photo above:© Ricardo Rodríguez 28.8.2012

(13-17) A Coruña. On 25.8 five birds were seen from Estaca de Bares, Galicia (Antonio Sandoval,Antonio Martínez Pernas,Daniel López Velasco,Juan Sagardía,Alfonso Valderas, 4 UK birdwatchers & Ricardo Hevia).

topo(18-19) Lanzarote. On 18.8 twox birds were seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics)

topo(20) Lanzarote. On 19.8 an adult was seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics)

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South-polar Skua Stercorarius maccormicki (1)

(1)A Coruña. On 4.8 one was seen from Estaca de Bares, Galicia (Dani Lopez, Ricardo Hevia, Alfonso Valderas, David Martinez y Antonio Sandoval).

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Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus (1)

(1) Madrid. On 18.8 (J.M.Ruiz) and 19.8 (Delfín González) this bird, ringed as chick in the W Coast of Norway in 2010 (c. 3rd cal year looking as an adult) was seen at VRSU de Colmenar Viejo, Madrid carrying ring J0NV. See a photo below (D.González).

Larfusfus

Photo above:© Delfín González 19.8.2012

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nIceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1)
(1) Lugo The 3rd calendar year seen at Celeiro harbour, Viveiro, Lugo last July was seen again on 29.8 (Manuel SantaCruz)

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Lesser-crested Tern Sterna bengalensis (1,2,3,4-5)
(1) Almería. One bird was seen at cabo de Gata saltpans, Almería on 1-2.8. (Delfín González)

Sterna bengalensis

Photo above:© Delfín González 1.8.2012

(2) Cádiz. There was an adult in summer plumage at Salinas de la Tapa, Cádiz on 6.8 (Rafael García). See a photo below.

Sterna bengalensis

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 6.8.2012

(3) Almería. Another bird reached cabo de Gata saltpans, Almería on 7-8.8 (Delfín González).

(4-5) Badajoz. On 7-8.8.2012 two adults considered to be of this species by the authors were seen and photographed at Arroyoconejos reservoir, Llerena, Badajoz (Francisco Montaño). See more information at Aves de Extremadura blog here.

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Yellow-billed Tern Sterna c.f. elegans or hybrid (1,2,3-4,5)
(1) Barcelona There was a bird with a pale mantle and slightly bigger than Sandwich Terns (see below) at Llobregat delta beach of ca l'Arana on 7-8.8 (Ferran López). See a photo below.

Sterna sp

Photo above:© Ferran López 7.8.2012

(2) Almería. A bird joined a Lesser-Crested Tern at cabo de Gata saltpans, Almería on 11.8 (Delfín González). See a thumbnail here and a video below (D.González).

Video above:© Delfín González 11.8.2012

(3-4) Cádiz. The breeding adult ringed with PVC yellow ring plus what presumably might be its pair that had bred in Valencia were seen at Salinas de la Tapa, Cádiz on 13.8 (Rafael García, Manuel Jiménez) and the ringed bird on 14-16.8 too (Rafael García). See two photos below.nThese birds continued at the same place on 15.8 (Rafa García), 16.8 (Berenyi Zsombor y Rafa García), 17.8 (Manuel Jiménez y Rafa García),18.8 (Rafa García), 19.8 (Pablo Barrena, Javi Elorriaga, Carlos Torralvo y Rafa García), 21.8 (Rafa García), 22.8 (Javier Ruiz, Javier Milla, Pedro Tapia y Rafa García), 23.8 (Rafa García) and 30.8, one bird, the ringed one (Oscar Carazo, Quique Marcelo, Paco Chiclana, Fernando del Valle, Ricardo Martín-Baylo, Víctor Guimerá y Rafa García) that remained there on 31.8 (Rafa García)

Stesp

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 13.8.2012

sternasp

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 13.8.2012

Steele

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 14.8.2012

 

n(5) Pontevedra. A bird was seen at Xunqueira de ramallosa, Pontevedra, on 28.8 (Adolfo Lomeña). See a thumbnail here. Quique Carballal also found the bird independently. See his chronicle in Spanish here.

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Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii (1-4,5-6,7-9,10,11)
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Cádiz There were four birds in total at Salina de la Tapa, El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz: on 1.8 there were 2 (Manuel Jiménez, José María Fernández Zapata y Rafa García), an adult without rings and a bird moulting to winter plumage.
On 2.8 there were two (Rafa Romero, Javier Salcedo, Alberto Savjin y Rafa García). It was a ringed adult and moulting bird to winter plumage. On 4.8 there was one unringed adult (Rafa García). On 5-6 and 7.8 two (Rafa García): adults, one ringed and another unringed, both in summer plumage. See two photos below. According to BTO one of the ringed adults was breeding in june 2010 at Rockabill Island colony, Dublin, Ireland

Sterna dougallii

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 5.8.2012

Sterna dougallii

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 5.8.2012

(5-6) Cádiz Two more birds added to the total at Salina de la Tapa, El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz. The period 8.8 to 17.8 sightings were as follows: 8.8 1 ad unringed in summer plumage (Rafa García); 10.8 2 ind ads one ringed one not, summer plumaged (Javier Ruiz, Francisco Hortas, José María Fernández Zapata y Rafa García); 11.8 1 adult unringed in summer plumage at Playa de Levante, El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz (Manuel Jiménez); same day 11.8 2 ads unringed in smmer and winter plumage (José Ramón Martín, José María Fernández Zapata y Rafa García); 12.8 2 ads unringed in summer and winter plumages (José Juan Díaz y Rafa García); 13.8 2 ad individuals in summer plumage, one ringed one not (Manuel Jiménez y Rafa García); 14.8 3 ads: two without rings and one ringed; two first one winter another summer plumaged, the third in summer plumage (Rafa García)

(7-9) A Coruña. Three birds were seen off Estaca de Bares, Galicia on 21.8 (Antonio Sandoval,Alfonso Valderas,Antonio Martínez Pernas,Ricardo Hevia and 3 UK birdwatchers).

topo(10) Lanzarote. On 19.8 a bird was seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics)

n(11) Cádiz There were a number of sightings from 15.8 onwards that completed a grand total o fseven birds in the area including (1-4) and (5-6): on 15.8 (Rafa García) one without and another with rings in 1s (2cy); on 16.8 three (Berenyi Zsombor y Rafa García), one summer adult and two (one with and one without 1s/2cy);on 17.8 two (Manuel Jiménez y Rafa García) one summer ad and another 1s/2cy both unringed; the adult remained on 18.8 (Rafa García); on 19.8 (Pablo Barrena, Javi Elorriaga, Carlos Torralvo y Rafa García) an unringed summer adult and a ringed 1s/2cy; on 21.8 the 7th bird arrived (Rafa García) an unringed summer adult together with an unringed 1s/2cy; on 22.8 (Javier Ruiz, Javier Milla, Pedro Tapia y Rafa García) there as a ringed 1s/2cy; this 1s/2cy remained on 23.8 (Rafa García); and 29.8 (Oscar Carazo, Quique Marcelo y Rafa García); on 30.8 this 1s/2cy was joined by a ringed 1s/2cy (Oscar Carazo, Quique Marcelo, Paco Chiclana, Fernando del Valle, Ricardo Martín-Baylo, Víctor Guimerá y Rafa García) and on 31.8 one with and another without rings but 1s/2cy both (Rafa García).

Steodu

Photo above:© Paco Chiclana 30.8.2012

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Little Swift Apus affinis (1-21,22)
(1-21) Cádiz. There was a maximum count of 21 adults around a breeding colony, still with chicks at coastal Cádiz province on 1.8 (Paco Chiclana).Ten were at least there on 4.8 (Manuel Jiménez y Rafa García). See a photo-collage below (Rafa García)

Apus affinis

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales 4.8.2012

n(22) Almería. There was one at Rambla Morales, Cabo de Gata, Almería, on 28.8 (Raimundo Martín)

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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus (1-2) 6th-7th for SPAIN

(1) Girona There were two at Delfià, Girona on 24.8 (Fran Trabalon), the 2nd record for Catalonia after the 1989 sighting of Llobregat delta, Barcelona and the 1st in Spain involving 2 birds!. The birds continued there on 25.8 (Daniel Roca et al) and 26.8 (Marc Gàlvez, José Guerra: Jordi Comellas at ornitho.cat). See three photos below. Left the area on 28.8 when not seen neither on 29.8.

Merops persicus

Photo above:© Fran Trabalón 24.8.2012

Merops persicus

Photo above:© Fran Trabalón 24.8.2012

Merops persicus

Photo above:© Fran Trabalón 24.8.2012

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TROPICAL MOCKINGBIRD Mimus gilvus (1) PROBABLE SHIP-ASSISTED BIRD

(1) Cádiz The bird present at Gibraltar was from 24.2 to 26.3.2012 was relocated at Algeciras on 7.8 (Fernando Barrios), see his blog here. It was seen again and photographed on 20.8 (Javier Elorriaga). See below. The bird was seen again on 23.8 (Álex Colorado).

Mimgil

Photo above:© Javier Elorriaga 20.8.2012

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Black-headed Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg (1)
(1) Valencia. There was one bird at R.N del Tancat de Milia, Sollana on 1.8, probably the same seen last month (Toni Alcocer, Carlos Varea).

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topoMoussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri (1)
(1) Tenerife. There was a male at Las Lajas, Tenerife, on 25.8 (Silvio Bassi). Not relocated.

 

topoRARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS** Those species which are rarities only within the islands and are dealt with by CR/SEO are included here. Such records should be submitted to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at canarias @ seo.org** Canarian records of species which are rarities nationwide are included in the main text in violet type.

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topoGreater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus (1)
(1) Gran Canaria. The juvenile bird found on 17.9.2011 at Gran Canaria was still at Charca de Maspalomas, S.Bartolomé de Tirajana on 4.8.2012 (Miguel Avelino). nStill there on 25-26.8 (Xabier Remirez)

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topoRed Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius (1-2) 7th-8th for the Canaries
(1-2) Lanzarote. On 18.8 two birds were seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics)

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topoRing-billed Gull Larus delawarensis (1)
(1) Lanzarote. There was a 1st-summer moulting into 2nd-winter on 17 and 20.8 at Playa de los Pocillos, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote (Richard Bonser). See a photo below.

Lardel

Photo above:© Richard Bonser 20.8.2012

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topoAudouin's Gull Larus audouinii (1)
(1) Lanzarote. There was a juvenile on 20.8 at Playa de los Pocillos, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote (Richard Bonser). See a photo below. nThis bird was ringed with ring 6205919 on 27.6.2012 at Punta de la Banya, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona by Jordi Martí and Ricard Gutiérrez (!)

Laraud

Photo above:© Richard Bonser 20.8.2012

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topoSabine's Gull Xema sabini (1) 2nd for Canary Islands
(1) Lanzarote. On 19.8 one adult bird was seen at Banco de la Concepción, Lanzarote (Lanzarote Pelagics).

 

*** Ringed birds in Spain have to be submitted and accepted by CR/SEO-BirdLife, according to Environment Ministery of Spain and the authonomous communities agreements, to be accepted as valid ringings in the national database. Otherwise, non submitted or rejected records will be deleted and ringings will not be included in national or international databases. Ringers not submitting rare bird ringings will be listed. Submitting ringing records is hence specially encouraged as a contribution to global bird knowledge..


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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 CR/SEO

See the information page for how to submit records to CR/SEO by e-mail

From March 2005 this webpage only includes records of birds needing homologation by CR/SEO. For other local rarities contact local bird reports or records committees. See here those rarities only for the Canary Islands also dealt by CR/SEO. Changes in application to the rarity list from January 2006. New rarities include Sylvia curruca, Crex crex, Sterna bengalensis and others. Larus delawarensis and Anthus richardi have been withdrawn from the rarity list and are not be included from 2006.



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 will be forwarded to the Spanish RC for their knowledge if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind which needs a form to be sent.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. 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 sera reenviada al CR/SEO para su conocimiento, pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo y son responsabilidad de sus autores y del envío de la ficha correspondiente. 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 connew Desde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife. 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 serà rebotada també al CR/SEO si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena i és responsabilitat dels seus autors que haurien d'enviar la fitxa corresponent emplenada. 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.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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Rarities
individuals
reported so far this month

129

Only Canary Islands rarities
6
Gibraltar rarities
2

39 photos 1 video

36 thumbnails


Rarity distribution
AUGUST 2012
(only national rarities)
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Rarity forecast
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Average number of rare species (blue) and individuals (violet) per month 2005 -2009

 


Latest highlights:


 
Phalob
Phalob
The Red-necked Phalarope continued on 1.8 at San Pedro del Pinatar saltpans, Murcia (Richard Howard)
Curcur
Curcur
Curcur
Curcur
The different coursers at Albacete (Rafa Torralba)
Steben
The colour of this Lesser-crested Tern from Almería on 6.8 is typical of the species (Delfín González)
Falbia
Falbia
Falbia
Falbia
Falbia
Falbia
Falbia
The Lanner at Palencia on 12.8 (Ignacio Pontón)
Sterna
The Elegant-like tern at Cabo de Gata. It might be the same individual seen later at Cádiz or another (Delfín González).
Fretro
The Black-bellied Storm-petrel off Lanzarote (J.Sagardia). See the special photopage!
Falbia
Falbia
The Lanner at Palencia continued there by late August (Alfonso Rodrigo)
Stelon
Stelon
Stelon
Stelon
This is not a seawatch but a water treatment plant well inland at Sangüesa, Navarra! where this Long-tailed Skua was seen on 24-25.8 (Ricardo Rodríguez)
Limicola falcinellus
Limicola falcinellus
The only Broad-billed Sandpiper was seen only one day at Ebre delta, Tarragona on 13.8 (Carles Domingo)
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Gyprup
Gyprup
The Rüppell's Vulture at Los Barrios dump on 31.8 (Álex Colorado)
Egrgargul
The hybrid egret at estany d'Ivars, Lleida (Sergi Sales)
Stedou
One of the Roseate terns seen at la Tapa saltpans, Cádiz by late august (Paco Chiclana)
Steele
Steele
The Yellow-billed Terns continued at la Tapa saltpans by late august (Rafa Garcia)
Stedou
Stedou
There were seven Roseate terns at La Tapa, Cádiz, this month (Rafa García)
Phatri
The 3rd Wilson's Phalarope for Asturies was at Villaviciosa on 25.8 (C.A.Usategui)
Steele
There was a Yellow-billed tern in the Atlantic too: at Ramallosa marsh on 29.8, Pontevedra (Adolfo Lomeña)
Stelon
Stelon
There continued the good photo-opportunities for the inland Long-tailed Skua at Navarra (Ricardo Rodríguez)
Phalob
There were a handful of Red-necked Phalaropes at Delta de l'Ebre, this on 12.8 (Jordi Marti)
 

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