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GALLOANSERAE
 
Aythya collaris Aythya affinis Melanitta perspicillata  

NEOAVES

Egretta gularis x garzetta Aquila clanga Chroicocephalus philadelphia Streptopelia senegalensis
Podylimbus podiceps Vanellus gregarius Larus pipixcan Eremophila alpestris
Podiceps grisegena Calidris subruficollis Larus cachinnans Phylloscopus inornatus
Phoenicopterus minor Calidris melanotos Larus smithsonianus Phylloscopus fuscatus
Gyps rueppellii Tringa solitaria Larus thayeri Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Circus macrourus Actitis macularius Larus glaucoides kumlieni Motacilla citreola
Buteo rufinus Phalaropus tricolor Larus glaucoides Emberiza pusilla
Buteo lagopus Gallinago media Larus hyperboreus  
    Cepphus grylle  

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nRing-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1,2)
(1) Navarra There was a drake at Embalse de las Cañas, Viana, Navarra on 15.3 (Gorka Gorospe).

(2) Huesca On 28.3 a drake was seen at Valdabra, Huesca (Juan Carlos Albero). On 29.3 it was stll there (Juan Carlos Albero). See a thumbnail here.

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topoLesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1)
(1) El Hierro. On 13.3 a female was found at Frontera reservoir, El Hierro, Canary Islands (Andrew Jewels). It remained there on 15, 17 and 19.3 (Andrew Jewels). See three thumbnails here.

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Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata (1)
(1) A Coruña. The bird found on 29.2 off Fornos, Cariño, A Coruña remained there on 1-2.3 (Ricardo Hevia).

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nPresumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3,4)
(1) Valencia. On 3.3 there was a pale grey bird at tancat del Pomero ricefields, Valencia, near Pujol Vell (T. Pérez, Y. Maggiotto @birdingalbufera.es).This or another bird was seen on 30.3 at RN de la Ratlla, Silla, Albufera de València (Bosco Dies @ birdingalbufera.es).

(2) Mallorca. Thebird found on 29.1 at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca was relocated on 12.3 (Tobias Rautenberg, Jan Heckmann).

(3) Girona. On 13.3 a presumed hybrid was found at Pals ricefields, Girona (Joan Estrada Jofra, Montse Jofra, Victor Estrada), see photos below. On 15.3 it was seen again near Boada lagoon (Ricard Gutiérrez), see a photo below and on 16.3 it remained in that area (Xavier Idígora). Still there on 18.3 (Miguel Ángel Fuentes @ornitho.cat) and 19.3 (Joan Goy @ornitho.cat). On 21.3 it was still there (Guillem Saguer, Miguel Ángel Pérez de Gregorio @ornitho.cat). On 27.3 it was relocated at Estany de Boada, Pals, Girona, but it moved to Basses d’en Coll, Pals, Girona, the following day (Joan Estrada Jofra, Montse Jofra, Víctor Estrada @ birdingemporda.com).

Egrgargul

Photo: © Víctor Estrada 13.3.2016

Egrgargul

Photo: © Víctor Estrada 13.3.2016

Egrgargul

Photo: © Víctor Estrada 13.3.2016

Egrgargul

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 15.3.2016

(4) Sevilla. On 17.3 an adult in breeding plumage was seen at Veta la Palma, Espacio Natural Doñana, La Puebla del Río, Sevilla (José Luís Arroyo). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.

Egregargul

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo 17.3.2016

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topoPied-billed Grebe Podylimbus podiceps (1)
(1) Gran Canaria. The 1w found on 2.11 at Estanques de Aldea Blanca, San Bartolome de Tirajana, Gran Canaria continued there on 5.3 (Miguel Avelino Suárez, Francisco Guerra), see a thumbnail here. The other one presumably remains in the island as well.It was seen again on 12.3 at the same place (Miguel Avelino Suárez, Francisco Guerra).See a photo below and thumbnail here. The bird was still there on 24.3 (Xabier Remirez).

Podpod

Photo: © Miguel Avelino Suárez 12.3.2016

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Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena (1)
(1) Cantabria. The bird found on 7.1 at Escalante canal, Santoña, Cantabria remained at Santoña on 19.3 (Juan Carlos Andrés, Iván Sarabia). See four photos below (Juan Carlos Andrés). nThe bird remained until the end of the month when it was seen on 30.3 (Toni Alcocer i Pepe Ruiz), see a photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Podgri

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 19.3.2016

Podgri

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 19.3.2016

Podgri

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 19.3.2016

Podgri

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 19.3.2016

Podgri

Photo: © Toni Alcocer 30.3.2016

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Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1,2-5,6-8,9-10)
(1) Cádiz. On 15.3 a 2cy was found at Salinas de los Portugueses, Espacio Natural Doñana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz (José Luís Arroyo). See two photos below.

Phomin

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo 15.3.2016

Phomin

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo 15.3.2016

(2-5) Sevilla. On 17.3 four adults remained at Veta la Palma, Espacio Natural Doñana, La Puebla del Río, Sevilla (José Luís Arroyo). See a photo below and thumbnails here.

Phomin

Photo: © José Luís Arroyo 17.3.2016

(6-8) Almería. On 27.3 there were 3 adults at Salinas de Cabo de Gata, Almería (Juan Pérez Contreras y Beatriz Pérez Machado). See two thumbnails here. On 27.3 it was seen by other observers too (J.A. Sarry), see a thumbnail here.

(9-10) Málaga. On 26.3 two birds were present at Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, Málaga (José Márquez, Diego Peinazo).

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nRuppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1,2)
(1) Cádiz. One, possibly an adult, was seen at Santuario valley, Tarifa, Cádiz on 8.3 (J.A. Sarry).

(2) Cádiz. A bird was seen on 30.3 at Cazalla, Tarifa, Cádiz (J.A. Sarry). The same individual was photographed later at El Cabrito, Tarifa, Cádiz (Javier Elorriaga). See a photo below (Javier Elorriaga / Birding the Strait).

Gyprup

Photo: © Javier Elorriaga 30.3.2016

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nPallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1,2,3,4)
(1) Málaga. The 1w/♀ seen at Fuentedepiedra lagoon, Málaga on 24.2 was still there on 2.3 (Andrew M.Allport). See thumbnails here.

(2) Girona. On 23.3 a male was seen at Vilamalla. Girona (Marc Bertran @ www.birdingemporda.com).

(3) Cáceres. On 26.3 a 1w/ 2cy was seen at El Batán, Cáceres (Alfredo Sánchez Galán). See photos below.

Cirmac

Photo: © Alfredo Sánchez Galán 26.3.2016

Cirmac

Photo: © Alfredo Sánchez Galán 26.3.2016

Cirmac

Photo: © Alfredo Sánchez Galán 26.3.2016

Cirmac

Photo: © Alfredo Sánchez Galán 26.3.2016

(4) València. On 27.3 a ♂ was seen flying at hight altitude over marjal d'Almardà, Sagunt, València (Ángel Bereje).

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1,2)
(1) Cádiz On 8.3 a bird was seen at Pelayo, Algeciras, Cádiz (Andrew Fortuna).

(2) Cádiz On 30.3 a bird was seen at Tarifa, Cádiz (Andrew Fortuna). See a photo below.

Butruf

Photo: © Andrew Fortuna 30.3.2016

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Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus (1,2)
(1) Lleida On 25.3 a bird was reported from Bellcaire d'Urgell, Lleida while flying north (Carles Oliver).

(2) Lleida On 26.3 a bird was reported from Alt Àneu, Lleida (Oriol Cortés @ornitho.cat).

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1)
(1) Alicante Second winter. The 2nd winter seen in previous months was recorded again at El Hondo, Alicante on 18.3 (Óscar Aldeguer, Jana Marco).

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Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius (1,2)
(1) Alicante. The bird seen on 5.1 at El Hondo, Alicante remained there on 4.3 (Paul Coombes).The bird was seen again at Dolores, El Hondo, Alicante on 8.3 (Paul Coombes). Not seen later in the month.

(2) Cáceres. There was a bird at Brozas, Cáceres on 10.3 (Carlos González, Rubén Moreno-Opo, Manuel Pina y Agustín Mogena). See a thumbnail here (Rubén Moreno-Opo).

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nBuff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis (1-2)
(1-2) Tarragona. The two birds found on 2.1 at Ebre delta, Tarragona reappeared by Mid March. On 18.3 one was seen at La Platjola, Sant Jaume d'Enveja, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (David Bigas). On 20.3 the two of them shared grounds at Migjorn grassfields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Daniel Roca; Harold Wijt). See a photo below (Daniel Roca) and three thumbnails here (Harold Wijt; Daniel Roca).

Calsub

Photo: © Daniel Roca 20.3.2016

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nPectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos (1)
(1) Tarragona. On 20.3 a bird was seen at Migjorn grassfields, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Harold Wijts).

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SOLITARY SANDPIPER Tringa solitaria (1) 4TH FOR SPAIN (only one accepted so far)
(1) Almería. The bird at Almanzora river, Cuevas de Almanzora, Almería coming from 4.2
was still present in early March: 1.3 (Paul Coombes, Helen Commandeur). The bird was relocated on 17.3 (Richard Howard), see a photo below. On 24.3 it was seen again (Luís Lacal; Ignacio Torres). See a thumbnail here (Ignacio Torres). Still at Cuevas de Almanzora on 27.3 afternoon (J.A. Sarry).

Trisol

Photo: © Richard Howard 17.3.2016

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topoSpotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius (1,2)
(1) Lanzarote. The bird found on 30.12.2015 at Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands continued there on 5.3.2016 (F. Javier García Vargas).

(2) Pontevedra. The bird at ria de Pontevedra seen on 24.1 was seen again on 5.3 at A Seca, Poio, Pontevedra (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below.

Actmac

Photo: © David Calleja 5.3.2016

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Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor (1)
(1) Murcia. The bird coming from last December 2015 that was relocated at Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia in late February was seen again on 2.3 (Pat Harrison; Barry Chambers). See a photo below and two thumbnails here (Barry Chambers).The bird was still there on 7.3 (Paul Coombes). See thumbnails here.It was seen and photographed again on 15.3 (Richard Howard) and 16.3 (José Luis Coll), see photos below and thumbnails here.On 23.3 it was still there (Barry Chambers). And on 28.3 too (Paco Montoya, J.A. Sarry).

Phatri

Photo: © Barry Chambers 2.3.2016

Phatri

Photo: © Richard Howard 15.3.2016

Phatri

Photo: © José Luís Coll 16.3.2016

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Great Snipe Gallinago media (1)
(1) Tarragona There was a bird from 14-18.3 at Buda island, delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (David Bigas).

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia (1,2)
(1) A Coruña . The overwintering adult remained at Cariño, A Coruña, on 2.3 (Ricardo Hevia).

(2) Pontevedra The bird seen on 18.2 at Nerga fish farm, Pontevedra was seen again on 5.3 (David Calleja Marcos & Jose Ramón Gómez González). See a photo below (David Calleja Marcos). On 18.3 it was seen again at Nerga, Cángas do Morrazo, Pontevedra (José Ramón Gómez).

Chrphi

Photo: © David Calleja 5.3.2016

Chrphi

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez 18.3.2016

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Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan (1)
(1) Málaga . There was a 1w on 18.3 at Caleta de Velez, Malaga (Mick Richardson). See two photos below and two thumbnails here. On 20.3 it was still there (Jesús Díez). On 24.3 it was still there ( Juan Pérez-Contreras y Beatriz Pérez Machado). nOn 26.3 it was still there (Diego Peinazo, JA Sarry, José Márquez, Francisco Botella).

Larpip

Photo: © Mike Richardson 18.3.2016

Larpip

Photo: © Mike Richardson 18.3.2016

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nCaspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12-13,14,15,16,17,18,19)

(1) Madrid. On 6.3 there was a 3cy at Colmenar Viejo, Madrid (Delfín González, Juan M. Ruiz). See a photo below (Delfín González).

Larcac

Photo: © Delfín González 6.3.2016

(2) Araba. Probably the same 1w bird seen on 4.2 at Salburúa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba was relocated on 4.3 (Óscar Carazo), but only with one leg. Read more in Óscar blog here.

(3) Navarra. The pvc ringed 1w bird (ring XEHU) from Germany seen from 11.2 at Culebrete dump, Tudela, was seen again on 1.3 (Jesús Mari Lekuona, Ricardo Rodríguez). It remained there on 2.3 (Ricardo Rodríguez) and 5.3, when photographed (Ricardo Rodríguez), see below. Still there on 15.3 (Ricardo Rodríguez). nStill there on 26.3 (José Miguel Grande Gutiérrez).

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 5.3.2016

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 5.3.2016

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 5.3.2016

Larcac

Photo: © Ricardo Rodríguez 5.3.2016

(4) Gipuzkoa. On 5.3 a 1w was at Urumea river, Donosti, Gipuzkoa (Xabier Saralegui @ornitho. eus)

(5) Girona. On 3.3 a 1w ringed 75P6 was seen at Abocador de Puigpalter, Porqueres, Girona (Gerard Dalmau @ ornitho.cat)

(6) Girona. On 5.3 a 1w was at Solius dump, Girona (Carlos Álvarez-Cros), see a photo below.

Larcac

Photo: © Carlos Álvarez-Cros 5.3.2016

(7) Barcelona. On 5.3 a 1w was at Llobregat river, El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona (Marcel Gil @ornitho.cat)

(8) Asturias. On 13.3 a 1w was seen at Zeluán, Asturias (Daniel López Velasco).

(9) Barcelona. On 11.3 a 2cy was seen and photographed at Teulades de Puig-neró, Roda de Ter, Barcelona (Martí Franch, Jordi Faus i Andrés Garcia @ornitho.cat).

(10) Girona. On 12.3 a 2cy was at Solius dump, Girona (Carlos Álvarez-Cros).See a thumbnail here.

(11) Tarragona. On 14.3 a 1w was found at Tarragona harbour, Tarragona (Camilo Albert).

(12-13) Asturias. On 15.3 two new birds were at Zeluán, Avilés, Asturias (Daniel López-Velasco).

(14) A Coruña. On 19.3 a 1w was at Baldaio, A Coruña (Xabier Varela). See a thumbnail here.

(15) Barcelona. On 22.3 a 1w was seen from the Nelson Mandela bridge over the Llobregat river, El Prat del Llobregat, Barcelona (Marcel Gil, Joan Castelló; Marc Iranzo).

(16) Valencia. On 24.3 a 1w was seen at Marjals de Sueca, l'Albufera de València (Toni Alcocer).

(17) Girona. On 25.3 a 1w was at Solius dump, Girona (Carlos Álvarez-Cros @ornitho.cat)

(18) Cantabria. On 29.3 a 1w/2cy was seen at conserveras de Santoña, Cantabria (Toni Alcocer i Pepe Ruiz). See a photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Larcac

Photo: © Toni Alcocer 29.3.2016

(19) Barcelona. On On 31.3 a 1w was seen and photographed at Sant Cristòfol beach, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona (Vittorio Pedrocchi). See four thumbnails here.

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American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus (1,2)
(1) Bizkaia The 4th winter bird overwintering at Ondarroa, Bizkaia was seen again on 6.3 (Juan Carlos Andrés y Carmelo de Dios), see a photo below. On 12.3 it was seen again (Itziar Gutiérrez @ ornitho.eus). This bird was seen again on 20.3 (Juan Carlos Andrés). And on 29.3 (Toni Alcocer i Pepe Ruiz), see a photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Larsmi

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 6.3.2016

Larsmi

Photo: © Toni Alcocer 29.3.2016

(2) A Coruña. On 27.3 the returning adult 'Barrilete' as it was locally named, was seen again at Nemiña beach, Muxia, A Coruña (Juan Carlos Andrés).n See photos below.

Larsmi

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 27.3.2016

Larsmi

Photo: © Juan Carlos Andrés 27.3.2016

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Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri (1) RETURNING BIRD, THE FIRST FOR SPAIN.
(1) Lugo On 19.3 the returning adult locally named ‘Ciprana’ was seen again at Lago, Xove, Lugo (Toño Salazar). On 20.3 it was seen again at nearby San Cibrao, Xove, Lugo (Pablo Gutiérrez, Antonio Gutiérrez). See a photo below (Toño Salazar).The bird was seen the following days at Xove, Lago, Lugo: 22.3 (Javi Cantil), 24.3 (Quique Carballal) and 25.3 (Juan Carlos Andrés, David Calleja), see photos below. Seen again on 27.3 (Manuel Quintana, Charo Fdez. Montaño). The gull was seen again on 30.3, when it was still at San Cibrao beach, Lugo (Toni Alcocer i Pepe Ruiz).

Lartha

Photo: © Toño Salazar 19.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Lartha

Photo: © Manuel Quintana 27.3.2016

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Kumlien's Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni (1,2)
(1) A Coruña The bird seen last month at playa de Matadoiro, Arteixo, A Coruña was seen again on 3.3 (D.González). See a photo below.This individual remained there on 13.3 (Xosé Manoel Carregal).This bird was seen again on 26.3 (Juan Carlos Andrés).

Larglakum

Photo: © D. González 3.3.2016

(2) A Coruña The adult seen on 9.1 at playa de Alba, Arteixo, A Coruña was seen again on 19.3 (Xabier Varela). See a photo below.

Larglakum

Photo: © Xabier Varela 19.3.2016

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nIceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1,2)
(1) A Coruña On 5.3 a 2cy was still present at Puerto de Portosín, Porto do Son, A Coruña (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below. They were still there on 7.3 (Ana Pérez, José Ramón Gómez). Still present on 30.3 (Juan Cabeza). See a thumbnail here.

Largla

Photo: © David Calleja 5.3.2016

Largla

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez 7.3.2016

Largla

Photo: © José Ramón Gómez 7.3.2016

(2) Lugo On 22.3 (Javi Cantil) and on 25.3 there was a 2cy at Burela harbour, Lugo (Juan Carlos Andrés, David Calleja Marcos; Manuel Xestoso). See two photos below (David Calleja). This bird was also seen on 30.3, when it was photographed (Toni Alcocer i Pepe Ruiz). See a photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Largla

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Largla

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Largla

Photo: © Toni Alcocer 30.3.2016

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nGlaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (1,2,3,4)
(1) Cantabria. The bird found on 13.1 at Santoña, Cantabria remained there on 6.3 (Jesús Menéndez).

(2) A Coruña. On 18.3 a bird was seen at Lorbé, Oleiros, A Coruña (Daniel Monteagudo).

(3) Lugo. On 22.3 (Javi Cantil) and 25.3 a 2cy was seen at Burela harbour, Lugo (Juan Carlos Andrés, David Calleja Marcos; Manuel Xestoso). See two photos below (David Calleja). The gull remained there on 30.3 (Toni Alcocer i Pepe Ruiz). See a photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Larhyp

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Larhyp

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Larhyp

Photo: © Toni Alcocer 30.3.2016

(4) A Coruña. A 1w was seen on 27.3 at Playa de Alba, Arteixo, A Coruña. Still around (Juan Carlos Andrés) .

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BLACK GUILLEMOT Cepphus grylle (1) 1ST FOR MEDITERRANEAN SPAIN
(1) Murcia. On 29.3, during a seawatch from Palos cape, Murcia, a bird was seen at close distance in a day of a heavy Razorbill and Puffin passage. Submitted to the Rarities Committee, it will become the 1st for Mediterranean Spain if accepted (Antonio Fuentes, Inés Chamón).

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Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis (1)
(1) Illes Balears. On 15.3 a bird was seen and photographed at Sant Jordi, Eivissa, Illes Balears (Juanjo Bazán @rareses ornitològiques balears).

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Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris (1) 1ST FOR GALICIA
(1) A Coruña. On 23.3 a bird was found at A Capelada, Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). Later seen by more observers (José Miguel Alonso Pumar,Antonio Gutierrez,Pablo Gutiérrez,Toñito Martínez Pernas,Juan Pita Romero,Fernando Pereiras,Berto Monteagudo,Manolo Carregal,Graciela Fernández Arrojo,Carla Soaje,dani Monteagudo ,José Ramón Sánchez Bugallo y Pablo Pita). It remained there on 24 when many observers went to see the bird being a 1st for Galicia (Ricardo Hevia and many others). On 25.3 it was still there (Ricardo Hevia, Manuel Quintana Becerra, Charo Fdez Montaño y Nacho Castelao; Juan Sagardía, Nicolás Muñoz, David Calleja, Juan Carlos Andrés, Pablo Gutiérrez, Antonio Gutiérrez, Xabier Vázquez) and it was seen again on 26.3 but not on 27.3 (Ricardo Hevia pers.com.). The bird was relocated at A Capelada on 31.3 (Ricardo Hevia , Fernando Pereiras, Toni Alcocer, Pepe Ruiz). See a photo below (Ricardo Hevia).

Erealp

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 23.3.2016

Erealp

Photo: © Alvaro Rodríguez Pomares 24.3.2016

Erealp

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Erealp

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Erealp

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Erealp

Photo: © David Calleja 25.3.2016

Erealp

Photo: © Ricardo Hevia 31.3.2016

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nYellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (1,2,3)
(1) Barcelona. One was heard calling on 13.3 at Camí de Sant Cugat, Collserola, Barcelona (41.428074, 2.11422) (Ferran López).

topo(2) Fuerteventura. The bird present last month at Betancuria, Fuerteventura, Canary Is. remained there on 8.3 when it was photographed (Juan Fernández-Elipe Rodríguez, Paula Machín). See a photo below and thumbnail here.

Phyino

Photo: © Juan Fernéndez-Elipe Rodríguez 8.3.2016

(3) Barcelona. On 22.3 a bird was found at La Ciutadella Park, Barcelona (Salva Solé). On 23.3 it was seen again (Mireia Martín).

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Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (1)
(1) Girona. The bird found on 8.1 at Closa de les Molleroses, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona remained there on 2.3 (Albert Cama) and 5.3 (Jordi Vázquez de Luca @ birdingemporda.com).The warbler continued in its rather restricted overwintering area and it was seen again on 9.3 (Carles Tobella, María Caminero @ornitho.cat) and on 13.3 (Àlex Ollé / www.birdingemporda.com), see a photo below (Àlex Ollé). The bird was relocated on 28.3, when it was still at Les Molleroses, PN Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, Girona (Àlex Ollé @ birdingemporda.com).

Phyfus

Photo: © Àlex Ollé 13.3.2016

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1,2,3,4,5)
(1) Girona. A bird was seen on 3.3 at Estany Europa, Aiguamolls de l’Empordà (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Toni Mallol @ birdingempordà.com). Still there on 5.3 (Jordi Martí-Aledo).This bird was seen again on 9.3 (Jorge García @ birdingempordà.com). Still there on 15-16.3 (Àlex Ollé @ Birdingempordà.com). See a photo below (Àlex Ollé). Also there on 19.3 (Jordi Martí-Aledo @ birdingemporda.com). This bird was seen again on 21.3 (Miguel Ángel Pérez de Gregorio @ornitho.cat).

Phycoltri

Photo: © Àlex Ollé 15.3.2016

(2) Girona. The bird seen in previous months at Ter Vell, L'Estartit, Girona, was seen again on 4.3 (Joan Goy @ ornitho.cat). nThis bird was relocated on 28.3 at the same place, Ter Vell, l’Estartit, Girona (Gerard Dalmau @ birdingemporda.com).

(3) Barcelona. On 2.3 a bird was seen and trapped at Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat Delta, Viladecans, Barcelona. The bird showed slight 'fulvescens' traits according to the ringers (Joan Castelló, Jalo Conde, 1r ESO course Institut Lluís Vives). See two photos below (Joan Castelló).

Phycoltri

Photo: © Joan Castelló 2.3.2016

Phycoltri

Photo: © Joan Castelló 2.3.2016

(4) Asturias. There was a bird at Cabo Peñas, Gozón, Asturias on 25.3 (Daniel López Velasco, Manuel Quintana,J.Antonio García Fernández; Charo Fernández Montaño). See two photos below (Manuel Quintana).

Phycoltri

Photo: © Manuel Quintana 25.3.2016

Phycoltri

Photo: © Manuel Quintana 25.3.2016

(5) Girona. On On 27.3 a bird was seen at Llacunes d'en Margarit de can Morgat, Porqueres, Girona (David Funosas @ornitho.cat).

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Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola (1,2)
(1) Huesca. On 29.3 an adult was found at San Salvador reservoir, Huesca (Dani Cazo). See a photo below. Later seen by more authors (Juan Carlos Albero et al). On 30.3 it remained there and it was photographed again (Juan Carlos Albero).

Motcit

Photo: © Dani Cazo 29.3.2016

Motcit

Photo: © Juan Carlos Albero 30.3.2016

(2) Valencia. On 31.3 a male was seen at Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt, Valencia (Yanina Maggiotto). See a thumbnail here.

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Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1)
(1) Illes Balears. The bird found on 23.2 in the outskirts of Maó harbour, Menorca, in company of Reed Buntings was relocated in the same area on 16.3 (Joan Chivito). See two photos below and a thumbnail here.

Embpus

Photo: © Joan Chivito 16.3.2016

Embpus

Photo: © Joan Chivito 16.3.2016

 

 

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    • 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

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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 connew 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
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Latest highlights:

Phatri
Phatri
The overwintering Wilson's Phalarope at Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, on 2.3 (Barry Chambers)
Cirmac
Cirmac
Cirmac
Cirmac
Cirmac
The Pallid Harrier at Fuentedepiedra, Málaga in late February and early March (Andrew M.Allport)
Podpod
One of the Pied-billed Grebes that continued at Gran Canaria in early March (Miguel Avelino Suárez).
Phatri
Phatri
The Wilson's Phalarope continued at Murcia one week more. These images from 7.3 (Paul Coombes)
Podpod
The Pied-billed Grebe of Gran Canaria was moulting into summer plumage in March, this photo taken on 12.3 (Miguel Avelino Suárez)
Largla
Largla
The Iceland Gull from Portosín, A Coruña, on 7.3 (José Ramón Gómez)
Phyino
The Yellow-browed Warbler at Betancuria, Fuerteventura, on 8.3 (Juan Fernández-Elipe Rodríguez).
Larcac
The Caspian gull reported from Solius dump on 12.3 (Carlos Álvarez-Cros)
Phatri
Phatri
Phatri
The Wilson's Phalarope remained at San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia on 15-16.3 (José Luís Coll).
Embpus
Last month's Little Bunting from Menorca was relocated at the same place on 16.3 (Joan Chivito).
Calsub
Calsub
Calsub
The two overwintering Buff-breasted Sandpipers were relocated at Ebre delta on 20.1 (Harold Wijts, two above; Daniel Roca one below)
Larpip
Larpip
The Franklin's Gull at Caleta de Vélez, Málaga as on 18.3 (Mick Richardson)
Aytaff
Aytaff
Aytaff
The ♀ Lesser Scaup at Frontera reservoir, el Hierro, Canary Islands, present at least from 13-19.3 (Andrew Jewels).
Vangre
The Sociable Lapwing at las Brozas, Cáceres on 10.3 (Rubén Moreno-Opo).
Chrphi
Chrphi
Chrphi
The Bonaparte's Gull at Pontevedra remained there on 18.3 (José Ramón Gómez).
Larcac
The Caspian Gull at Baldaio on 19.3 (Xabier Varela).
Egrgargul
The presumed hybrid Egret at Pals ricefields (Víctor Estrada)
Trisol
The Solitary Sandpiper remained at Almería on 24.3 (Ignacio Torres)
Erealp
Erealp
Erealp
Erealp
Erealp
The Horned Lark at Cariño, A Coruña (Above, Álvaro Rodríguez Pomares, 24.3; three middle David Calleja, 25.3; below Manuel Quintana 24.3)
Phomin
Phomin
The Lesser Flamingos at Veta la Palma, Sevilla (José Luís Arroyo)
Egrgargul
The presumed hybrid Egret at Veta la Palma, Sevilla on 17.3 (José Luís Arroyo)
Phomin
Phomin
The Lesser Flamingos at Cabo de Gata, Almería (Juan Pérez Contreras).
Lartha
Lartha
Lartha
The Thayer's Gull at Lago, Xove, Lugo on 25.3 (David Calleja)
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Phomin
The Lesser Flamingos at Cabo de Gata, Almería were seen by two independent groups of observers on 27.3 (J.A. Sarry)
Aytcol
The drake Ring-necked Duck at Huesca on 29.3 (Juan Carlos Albero)
Largla
The Iceland Gull remained at Portosín, A Coruña on 30.3 (Juan Cabeza)
Larcac
Larcac
Larcac
Larcac
The Caspian Gull from Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona (Vittorio Pedrocchi)
Motcit
The Citrine Wagtail male at Marjal dels Moros, Sagunt, València on 31.3 (Yanina Maggiotto).
 
 

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