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topoTaxa index (n= 4 + 28 = 32) + (0) Gibraltar
GALLOANSERAE
 
Anas discors Anas americana Aythya affinis Bucephala clangula

NEOAVES

Phaeton aethereus Gallinago media Lanius (m.) pallidirostris Oenanthe leucopyga
Ixobrychus sturmii Actitis macularius Corvus cornix Motacilla alba supersonata
Mycteria ibis Tringa flavipes Pycnonotus barbatus Anthus hodgsoni
Aquila clanga Cursorius cursor Phylloscopus collybita tristis Acanthis cabaret
Aquila pomarina Chroicocephalus philadelphia Sylvia deserticola Acanthis flammea
Buteo rufinus Larus smithsonianus Pastor roseus Emberiza pusilla
Vanellus gregarius Larus thayeri Turdus obscurus  
Numenius hudsonicus Falco biarmicus    


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GALLOANSERAE

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Blue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1) A Coruña. The drake seen at A Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña last month continued into March: 8.3 (Jana Marco, Álex Alamán). See a photo below (Jana Marco).Still there on 17.3, at Cabana de Bergantiños, A Coruña (Miguel Maestro, Cosme Damián Romay)..

Anadis

Photo: © Jana Marco 8.3.2018

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American Wigeon Anas americana (1)

(1) A Coruña. The female seen at Encoro do Rosadoiro, Sabón reservoir, Arteixo, A Coruña on 12.2 remained there on 13.3 there paired to a drake penelope (José Ramón S. Bugallo). See a photo below.Still there on 18.3 (Cosme Damián Romay @observado.es)..

Anaame

Photo: © José Ramón S. Bugallo 13.3.2018

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Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1)
(1)
Sevilla. On 30.3 a bird was seen at Caracoles, Sevilla (Carlos Gutiérrez Expósito). See two thumbnails here.

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Goldeneye Bucephala clangula (1,2)
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Navarra. The long-staying bird was seen again on 9.3 at Zolina pond, Navarra (Jesús Mari Lekuona @eBird).

(2) Cantabria. The bird wintering at Marismas Blancas, Astillero, Santander bay, Cantabria was seen again on 4.3 (Jesús García y Belén Hernando @ Aves Cantábricas web).Still there on 16.3 (Rubén Barreda @ aves cantábricas) and on 17.3 (Javier Herández @ Aves Cantábricas web).Still present on 25-26.3 (Juanma Domínguez @eBird; Ruben Barreda @ aves cantábricas web).

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topoRed-billed Tropicbird Phaeton aethereus (1,2-5)
(1) Fuerteventura. A bird was seen off El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Canary islands, on 19.3 (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird).

(2-5) Lanzarote. There were four at Famara cliffs, Lanzarote on 29.3 (Paul van Pelt @ eBird).

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topoAFRICAN DWARF BITTERN Ixobrychus sturmii (1) 5th for Canaries & Spain, 6th for the WP
(1) Fuerteventura. The bird found on 1.12.2017 at Rio Cabras gorge, SE of of Tesjuate, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (28°28'32.7"N 13°54'11.0"W) continued in the rio Cabras gorge on 3.3.2018 (James Kennerley, Peter Kennerley @eBird). Still there on 10.3 (John C. Mittermeier @eBird), 11.3 (Julio Roldan González @observado.es).Seen again on 12.3 (Uca Díaz) , 16.3 (Xurxo Piñeiro @ eBird) and 17.3 2028 (John Martin; Maykel van Gent @observado.es).Seen again on 28.3 (José María Fernández Zapata @eBird).

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Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis (1) UNKNOWN ORIGIN
(1)
Illes Balears. Menorca. On 22.3 a bird reached Menorca island at Lluriac (Jean-René Legris). Photographed the same day (Gala Lligoña), see photos below and a thumbnail here. It carried a sort of plastic tube in the bill in a photo.Not seen the following day. The bird departed flying well within a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea group, and did not show any broken feathering thus suggesting a wild origin. A bird seen in similar dates in 2003 may support this hypothesis.

Mycibi

Photo: © Gala Lligoña 22.3.2018

Mycibi

Photo: © Gala Lligoña 22.3.2018

Mycibi

Photo: © Gala Lligoña 22.3.2018

Mycibi

Photo: © Román Piris 22.3.2018

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Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1)
(1)
Cádiz. The bird seen last month at La Janda was seen again on 3.3 (Andrés de la Cruz @ eBird).

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Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
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(1)
Cádiz. The bird seen at La Janda, Cádiz on 3.2 remained there on 16.3 (Juan Miguel González @eBird).

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
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(1) Sevilla. On 31.3 a bird was seen at Isla Mayor, Sevilla (Carlos Gutiérrez Expósito). See a thumbnail here.

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Sociable Plover Vanellus gregarius (1,2)
(1) Cáceres. On 7.3 a bird was found at Galisteo ricefields, Cáceres (Sergio Mayordomo), see details at CREX website. On 8.3 it was seen again (Ismael Romero) and on 10.3 too (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte, Iker Fernández), see a thumbnail here. Seen again on 10.3 (Sergio Mayordomo, José Alberto Fernández @eBird).

(2) Soria. A bird was seen on 12.3 near Laguna del Ojo, Barahona, Soria (Roberto Soria), see thumbnail here (anonymous). Seen again on 13.3 it was still at Barahona, Soria (Juan Luís Hernández). On 17.3 it was seen again (Jesús Ruiz y Juan Luis Hernández). This bird remained in the area on 26.3 (Xavier Parra @ eBird).

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HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL Numenius hudsonicus (1) LONG STAYER 2ND FOR SPAIN
(1)
Cantabria. The bird found on 29.1.2017 was seen again on 10.3 at Cicero, Santoña, Cantabria (Rafael Hermosilla @eBird). Seen again on 27.3 (Juanma Domínguez @eBird).

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Greater Snipe Gallinago media (1)
(1) Girona. There was a bird at El Matà, Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, on 10.3 (Ignacio López).

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topoSpotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius (1,2)
(1) Gran Canaria. The bird found on 15.12.2017 at El Confital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands was relocated at the same place on 10.3.2018 (Xabier Remirez).

(2) León. A bird was located by José Alberto Fernández Ugarte on 3.3 and identified on 13.3 with the photos taken on day 3.3. The same 13.3 was seen by more authors (J.Alberto Fernández, Iker Fernández, Martín Rey y Manuel Rodríguez) near Santa Marína del Rey, León, see a photo below (Martín Rey). The bird was seen more authors the following days: 13.3 (Alberto Benito @ eBird), 14.2 (Carlos Alberto Ramírez, Miguel MG, Juan José Ramos @ eBird) and during the waterfowl censos (J.A. Fernández in litt). Seen again on 15.3 (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte), 16.3 (Manuel Segura y Adolfo Argüello, José Rey Martín y Cruz Pellitero), 17.3 (Cristian Osorio) and 18.3 (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte, Iker Fernández, Juan Cuadrado). See a photo below. Still there on 21.3 (Chencho Fernéndez @eBird), 24.3 (Antonio Leiva @observado.es) and 25.3 (Carlos Zumalacárregui). Still present on 26.3 (Manuel Rodríguez @eBird), 27.3 (Miguel Pérez @eBird), 28.3 (Javier Pi @eBird) and 28.3 (Xavier Parra @eBird). Seen again on 30.3 (Delfín González @eBird).

Actmac

Photo: © Martín Rey 12.3.2018

Actmac

Photo: © (José Alberto Fernández Ugarte, 18.3.2018

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Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor (1-4)
(1-4) Málaga. There were four on 12.3 at Las Campiñuelas, Vélez Málaga,, Málaga (Francisco Botella, Rober @eBird).

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Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes (1)
(1) Girona. The 1w seen last month at Pals ricefields, near Basses d’en Coll, Pals, Girona was relocated on 2.2 (Albert Burgas @ ornitho.cat). Seen again on 3.3 (Sergi Sales; Josep Bujons, Francisco Pou), see a photo below. On 4.3 it was seen again (Daniel Valverde; Xavier Parra @ornitho.cat). Seen again on 5.3 at Basses d’en Coll, Pals, Girona (Irene Figueroa, Sergi Torné @ornitho.cat; Itziar Gutiérrez @ eBird), 6.3 (Josep Bel, Josep Fontcuberta), 7.3 (Julien Piette; Jaume Prat; Hugo Foxonet @ http://ornitho.cat ) and 10.3 (Joan Pujol; Pere Baucells, Christoph Haag @ ornitho.cat). Still there on 11.3 (Lluís Gustamante ; Pedro Plans @ornitho. Cat; Ponç Feliu, Joan Estrada Jofra, Montse Jofra, Víctor Estrada @ birdingempordà.com) ). Seen again on 13.3 (Ricard Gutiérrez). See a photo below and a thumbnail here. On 26.3 it was seen again at Basses d’en Coll (Jaroa López), see a photo below, and on 27.3 too (Albert Manero; David Butterfly, see a photo below). Seen again on 28.3 (Dani Díaz-Diethelm @ornitho.cat), 30.3 (Oriol Baltà, Irene Barnosell, Francina Turon, Matilde Londner, Pedro Plans, Mireia Lara @ ornitho.cat).

Trifla

Photo: © Sergi Sales 3.3.2018

Trifla

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 13.3.2018

Trifla

Photo: © David Butterfly 27.3.2018

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Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia (1,2)
(1) Zaragoza. The 1w bird found on 28.2 at Casablanca water tanks, Zaragoza city continued there on 1.3 (Rocío Sus Pérez, Alfredo  Sánchez Galán) and 3-4.3 (Luis Gracia). See a photo below. Seen by more authors: 43.3 (Jesús Lavedán, Juan Carlos Albero, Silvia Roy, José Maria Canudo, Alfredo Sánchez Galán, Rocío Sus @eBird), 5.3 (Eduardo Gil, Aitor Mora, Silvia Roy, Ricardo Pérez @eBird -see a video below- ), 6.3 (Héctor Bintanel, Rocío Sus, Eduardo Gil, Alfredo Sánchez Galán, Itziar Gutiérrez @eBird), 7.3 (José Antonio Domínguez, Laura MM, Marco Antonio Escudero @ eBird) and 10.3 (Alfredo Sánchez Galán; Mingo Tardós @eBird). Seen again on 11.3 (Gorka Gorospe @eBird).The adult continued at Zaragoza on 19.3 (Héctor Bintanel @ eBird) and on 25.3 (Javier Ruiz). See a thumbnail here.

Chrphi

Photo: © Luis Gracia 3.3.2018

Video : © Ricardo Rodríguez 5.3.2018

(2) A Coruña. On 11.3 there was an adult at Laguna de A Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña ( Pablo Gutierrez y Antonio Gutiérrez).On 18.3 it was still there, see a thumbnail here ( Pablo Gutierrez y Antonio Gutiérrez).

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American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus (1)
(1) A Coruña. The returning adult 'Barrilete' was seen again at Lires, Ceé, A Coruña on 8.3 (Álex Alamán, Jana Marco). See a photo below (Jana Marco).

Larsmi

Photo: © Jana Marco 8.3.2018

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THAYER'S GULL Larus thayeri (1) RETURNING ADULT 'CIPRIANA'
(1) Lugo. The returning, now adult, Thayer’s Gull locally named ‘Cipriana’ was seen again at San Cibrao, Lugo on 9.3 (Xan Vizoso). Seen again and photographed on 10.3 (Álex Alamán, Jana Marco). See a photo below (Jana Marco).Seen again on 15.3 at Lago, Xove, Lugo (Fernando Pereiras) and on 17.3 (David Calleja). See photos below and a thumbnail here. The bird remained at San Cibrao, Lugo on 17.3 (David Calleja @eBird) and on 18.3 (Amaia Alzaga, Jesús Menéndez y Javier Cantil) and 19.3 (Manuel Xestoso @eBird).Seen again on 26.3 at Lago fish farm, Lugo (Jesús Menéndez, thumbnail here), .29.3 (Xavier Parra @eBird) and on 31.3 too (Toño Salazar, L.J.Cantil).

Lartha

Photo: © Jana Marco 10.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 17.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 17.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © David Calleja 17.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 18.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 18.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 18.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 18.3.2018

Lartha

Photo: © Jesús Menéndez 18.3.2018

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Lanner Falco biarmicus (1)
(1) Cádiz. An adult was reported from Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, on 22.3 (Jozef Leestmans @observado.es).

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Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius (meridionalis) pallidirostris (1) 1ST FOR CATALUNYA, 3RD FOR SPAIN
(1) Girona.The bird found on 28.2 at Serra de Daró, Baix Empordà, Girona was seen , photographed and confirmed its id on 1.3 (Joan Goy, Àlez Ollé). Seen later by more authors (Martí Franch, Gerard Dalmau, Jordi Martí, Albert Burgas, Àlex Ollé, Gabri de Jesus, Aleix Comas i Pau Calero). The 1st for Catalunya. Seen again on 3.3 (Sergi Sales; Vittorio Pedrocchi) and 4.3 (Daniel Roca; Ferran López; Ponç Feliu, Josep Bosch, Quim Feliu; Jordi Bermejo; Marc Gàlvez, Benat Iglesias ;Oriol Baena). See photos below and a a gallery here). Seen again on 5.3 (Jaume Prat, Sergi Torné @ ornitho.cat; Itziar Gutiérrez @eBird), 6.3 at Serra de Daró, Girona (Josep Bel, Enric Fontcuberta, Robert Manzano; Jaume Prat @ http://ornitho.cat ; Ricard Gutiérrez –photo below-). On 7.3 too (Julien Piette @ http://ornitho.cat ) and on 8.3 (Francesc Dalmau @ ornitho.cat), 10.3 again (Pere Baucells –photo below-; Ignacio López; Joan Pujol, Christoph Haag; Guillem Saguer @ornitho.cat). Still there on 11.3 (Ponç Feliu).The bird was still there on 11.3 (Ponç Feliu; Pedro Plans, Miguel Ángel Pérez de Gregorio, Robert Manzano @ ornitho.cat), 12.3 (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé; Ramón Prat @ ornitho.cat; Toni Mallol, Joan GOy @ birdingempordà.com); 13.3 (Javier Subirats) and 16.3 (Xavier Aute; Carles Oliver) to 17.3 (Carlos Grande, José Luís Copete). Read a note about the bird ID and finding in birdingemporda.com here [pdf in catalan]. Also seen on 18.3 (Quique Carballal. Javier Valladares; Xavier Riera) and on 19.3, when the bird was still around (Ricard Busquets, David Butterfield, Ramon Prat). Also seen on 22.3 (Miquel Cases), see a thumbnail here. Still present on 25.3 (Irene Barnosell). Seen on a daily basis until the end of the month: 27.3 (Ramon Prat @ornitho.cat), 28.3 (Dani Díaz-Diethelm @ornitho.cat), 29.3 (Pau García Campderròs; Miquel Àngel Pérez de Gregorio @ ornitho.cat), 30.2 (Pau Oliveres, Francina Turon, Mireia Lara, Matilde Londner; Pedro Plans @ ornitho.cat; Josep Vinyets), 31.3 (Pau Rocabert @ ornitho.cat)..

Lanpal

Photo: © Joan Goy 1.3.2018

Lanpal

Photo: © Jordi Bermejo 4.3.2018

Lanpal

Photo: © Joan Goy 1.3.2018

Lanpal

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez 6.3.2018

Lanpal

Photo: © Pere Baucells, 10.3.2018

Lanpal

Photo: © Arnau Soler, 10.3.2018

Lanpal

Photo: © Pau García Campderròs, 29.3.2018

 

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix (1-3,4,5-7)
(1) Barcelona. On 1.3 a bird was seen at Bassa de l’Olla del Rei, Castelldefels, Baix Llobregat, Barcelona (Claudio Bracho @ornitho.cat).On 16.3 (Carles Oliver) and 17.3 it was seen again at the same area (Claudio Bracho). See the enclosed thumbnail. One was at Castelldefels on 18.3 (Carlos M.V. @ eBird) and on 20-21.3 (Francesc Ubach @ ornitho.cat)..

(2-3) Barcelona. On 2.3 a two birds were seen at Parc Can Mercader, Cornellà de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat, Barcelona (Marc Pérez @eBird).Perhaps one of these birds was seen at Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat from 28.3 (Xavi de Yzaguirre) to 31.3 (Sergi Sales).

(4) Barcelona. On 8.3 three birds were seen near La Torre Gran, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelonès (Víctor Cañadas @ ornitho.cat).Presumably two of these three birds forming a pair, were seen carrying material to build a nest on Eucaliptus trees S of Nelson Mandela bridge, El Prat de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat, on 12.3 and 14.3 (Ferran López). On 20.3 a pair was seen building a nest on an Eucaliptus tree by the Llobregat river at El Prat de Llobregat, Baix Llobregat (Ferran López, Ricard Gutiérrez). Still building it on 21.3 (Ferran López). Still one near Nelson Mandela bridge, at El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona (Pau Esteban @ornitho.cat). One was seen at Nelson Mandela bridge, El Prat de Llobregat on 29.3 (Quique Carballal @ornitho.cat).

Lanpal

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 20.3.2018

(5-7) Murcia. On 10.3 three birds remained at Cartagena,Murcia where they arrived on 16.10.2017 by Jacinto Ródenas. On 28.12.2017 there were four (Sergio Eguía). Of the three birds two were actually recorded on 10.3 near Escombreras harbour, Cartagena, Murcia (Antonio Jesús Hernández, Mario León). See a photo below. On 19.3 two were at Puerto de Escombreras, Cartagena, Murcia (Pablo Santonja @eBird) and on 20.3 one was seen at Avenida de la Caridad, Cartagena, Murcia (Francisco Robledano @eBird)..

Corcor

Photo: © Antonio Jesús Hernández, 10.3.2018

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Garden Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus (1)
(1) Cádiz . One at Tarifa, Cádiz, on 21.3 (J.A. Sarry @observado.es) and 22.3 (Manuel Bárcena @ observado.es).

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topoTRISTRAM'S WARBLER Sylvia deserticola (1)
(1) Fuerteventura. One of the two birds seen last month at Barranco de la Torre, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands remained there on 16.3 (Xurxo Piñeiro @eBird).

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Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1,2,3,4)
(1)
Tarragona. On 1.3 a bird showing tristis characters was seen and photographed, but not heard, at Aula Natura PLEGADIS, Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Montsià, Tarragona (Sergi Sales).

(2) A Coruña. A bird showing characters of tristis was trapped on 17.3 at Cabana de Bergantiños, A Coruña (Paco Rosende, Miguel Maestro, Diego Rodríguez y Cosme Damián Romay). See a thumbnail here (Cosme Damián Romay).

(3) Barcelona. A bird was heard at Bassa dels Pollancres, Remolar-Filipines Reserve, Llobregat Delta, Viladecans, Barcelona on 21.3 (Xavier Larruy @ornitho.cat). Perhaps the same bird seen this winter and not relocated for some weeks.

(4) Tarragona. A tristis like bird was at Les Olles, Baix Ebre, on 29.3 (Sergi Sales). See a photo below.

Pycoltri

Photo: © Sergi Sales , 29.3.2018

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Rosy Starling Pastor roseus (1)
(1) Barcelona. The adult found on 25.2 at Premià de Mar, roosting at Carrer de Sant Antoni, 23 was still present in early March, when large numbers of observers (to Catalan standards) attended the twitch: 3.2018 Pastor roseus 1 ad still at Premià de Mar, Maresme (Pep Cusó, Arnau Bonán, Toni Alonso, Pau Calero, Daniel Roca, Jordi Jover, Jaroa López, Ricardo Ramos, Sergi Torné, Ricard Gutiérrez, Lluís Gustamante, Jordi Cebrián), 2.3 (Sergi Fernandez, Manolo Romero, Josep Bujons, Cristina Rosas, Josep Crusafont, Carles Oliver, Sergi Aris, Julia Ferrer, Jordi Faus, Claudio Bracho, Quel, Guillem i Juan Manuel Izquierdo, Berta Codina, Hubert Mas, Oriol Baena i Ricard Busquets, Carles Tobella) and 3.3 (Jac Cirera, Alberto Somoza; Alfried Sánchez, Juan Miguel Díaz, Feliu López @ ornitho.cat). See photos below.
On 6.3 the adult was still at Premià de Mar, Barcelona (Pere Canal, Roger Cases, Raül Calderón, Hugo Framis, Josep Manel Arcos). Seen also on 7.3 (Bernat Iglesias, Miquel Casas, Daniel Mañas, Lluís Durán, Ana Latorre, Ausiàs Torres; Toni Fernández @ ornitho .cat; Marcel Gil), 8.3 (Alberto Somoza, Jaume Bartra i Carles Grande; Xavier Parra @ ornitho.cat) and 9.3 (Pere Baucells; Irene Figueroa et al). Read a story on this sighting and other twitches in rarebirds.cat (originally written in Catalan). Seen again on 12.3 (Josep Bel @ornitho.cat; Enric Fontcuberta @eBird) and on 14.3 (Arnau Soler)..

Pasros

Photo: © Ricard Gutiérrez, 1.3.2018

Pasros

Photo: © Jaroa López 1.3.2018

Pasros

Photo: © Pere Baucells, 9.3.2018

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EYE-BROWED THRUSH Turdus obscurus (1) 4TH FOR SPAIN
(1) Cádiz. The bird found on 22.2 at Parque Kotinoussa, Cádiz town, Cádiz was still there on 2.3 (Mª José Sánchez, José Maria Zapata et al) and 3.3 (Gabriel Lorenzo; Carlos A. Torralvo, Juan José Ramos Encalado, Guy Mirgain @ eBird). Still at Jardines de Varela, Cádiz on 5.3 (Javier Elorriaga), 6.3 (José María Fernández Zapata; Yanona Maggiotto @eBird),7.3 (José María Fernández Zapata @eBird, Francisco Romero @eBird, Pablo Barrena @eBird, Richard Howard –see photos below and a thumbnail here- , Antonio Fuentes). Still there on 11.3 (José Mª Lubián R. de Agredano @observado.es).

Tuobs

Photo: © Sergio Picó 25.2.2018

Turobs

Photo: © Richard Howard 7.3.2018

Turobs

Photo: © Richard Howard 7.3.2018

Turobs

Photo: © Richard Howard 7.3.2018

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topoWhite-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga (1) 2ND FOR SPAIN
(1) Lanzarote. On 29.3 a 2cy was seen and photographed at Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, 28°59'59.0"N 13°28'53.3"W (Simon Rowlands). The 2nd for Spain. See photos below and more in Simon's flickr page here.

Oenleu

Photo: © Simon Rowlands 29.3.2018

Oenleu

Photo: © Simon Rowlands 29.3.2018

Oenleu

Photo: © Simon Rowlands 29.3.2018

Oenleu

Photo: © Simon Rowlands 29.3.2018

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Moroccan Wagtail Motacilla alba subpersonata (1)
(1) Cádiz . There was a bird at Palmones, Cádiz, on 11.3 (José Luis Peinado Fulgueira
). See a photo below. Seen again on 17.3 (A.J. Sepúlveda), see another photo below, and on 24.3 (Ricky Owen @observado.es). Still at Los Barrios on 26.3 (A.J.Sepúlveda @eBird; Kevin Wade, see photos below, Carlos A. Torralvo @eBird).

Mot

Photo: © José Luís Peinado 11.3.2018

Motalbsub

Photo: © A. J. Sepúlveda 17.3.2018

Motalbsub

Photo: © Kevin Wade 26.3.2018

Motalbsub

Photo: © Kevin Wade 26.3.2018

 

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(1-4) Fuerteventura. Four birds were seen again at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands on 3.4 (Xabier Remirez). One was seen in the area on 29.3 (José María Fernández Zapata @eBird).

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Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret (1,2-8,9) SMALL INFLUX
(1)
Lleida. The bird found on 9.2 at Solsona, S of the city near C-75, Solsonès remained there on 3.3 (Daniel Mañas). Relocated on 22-23.3.2018 still at Solsona, Solsonès (Daniel Mañas -see a photo below-; Ignacio López, Ferran Fontelles). On 25.3 it was still at Solsona (Ricard Busquets, David Butterfly, Daniel Mañas), see a thumbnail here. Seen again on 29.3 (Jordi Comellas @ornitho.cat) and 30.3 (Daniel Mañas)..

Acacab

Photo: © Daniel Mañas 22.3.2018

(2-8) Navarra. On 2.3 there were still seven at Citadelle, Pamplona city, Navarra (Emilio Salvatierra, Javi Sola, José Ardaiz). There were five on 5.3 (Gonzalo Deán @eBird). On 19.3 four birds were still there (Javi Sola @eBird) and on 20.3 too, including the British ringed bird (Ricardo Rodríguez; Jesús Mari Lekuona). See photos below.

Acacab

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.3.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.3.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.3.2018

Acacab

Photo: © Jesús Mari Lekuona 20.3.2018

(9) Huesca. On 31.3 one was reported heard above Castiello de Jaca, Huesca (Eneko Azkue @eBird).

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Mealy Redpoll Acanthis flammea (1)
(1)
Navarra. On 2.3 the bird seen last months was still at Citadelle, Pamplona city, Navarra (Emilio Salvatierra, Javi Sola, José Ardaiz). Still there on 5.3 (Gonzalo Deán @eBird)

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(1-5)
Fuerteventura. There were at least three on 2.3 (James Kennerley, Peter Kennerley) and four at Costa Calma, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands on 3.4 (Xabier Remirez).

 

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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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From 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, as known from year 2000 boundaries, 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 SEO/BirdLife 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, as well as Andorra or other areas offshore, 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, sensu lato, de acuerdo con las fronteras conocidas en el año 2000, fecha de inicio de la web, 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
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Latest highlights:

 
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The Rosy Starling at Premià de Mar, Barcelona as on 1.3 (Jaroa López).
Lanpal
Lanpal
The Steppe Grey Shrike at Serra de Daró, Girona on 1.3 (above, Joan Goy) and 3.3 (Sergi Sales, below). 1st for Catalunya and 3rd for Spain.
Turobs
The Eye-browed Thrush continued at Cádiz much to the delight of the visiting birders (Richard Howard, 7.3.2018).
Vangre
The Sociable Plover at Galisteo, Cáceres on 10.3 (José Alberto Fernández).
Trifla
The Lesser Yellowlegs was still at Baix Empordà ricefields on 13.3 (Ricard Gutiérrez).
Corcor
The Hooded Crow at Castelldefels, Barcelona, on 17.3 (Claudio Bracho(
Lartha
The Thayer's Gull 'Ciprana'was seen again on 17.3 (David Calleja)
Chrphi
The Bonaparte's Gull was seen again on 18.3 (Antonio Gutiérrez).
Vangre
The Sociable Plover at Soria on 12.3
Phycoltri
The Siberian Chiffchaff at A Coruña on 17.3 (Cosme Damián Romay).
Lanpal
The Steppe Grey Shrike was still present the last week of March, when begun singing (Miquel Cases)
Acacab
The Lesser Redpoll was still at Solsona on 25.3 (Ricard Busquets).
Chrphi
The Bonaparte's Gull was still at Zaragoza on 25.3 (Javier Ruiz).
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The Yellow-billed Stork at Menorca on 22.3 (Gala Lligoña).
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Aytaff
Aytaff
The Lesse Scaup at Sevilla (Carlos Gutiérrez Expósito)
Butruf
The Long-legged Buzzard at Sevilla (Carlos Gutiérrez Expósito)
Lartha
Lartha
The Thayer's Gull 'Ciprana' remained at Lago until late March (Jesús Menéndez)
 
 
 
 
 

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