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Rare Birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
JULY 2005 NEWS 
 
All birds featured are rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO
See the information page for how to submit records to CR/SEO either by mail or online

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


Number of rarities this month Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n=1 + 13 =14)
GALLOANSERAE
 
Alopochen aegyptiaca

NEOAVES

 
Oceanites oceanicus Pluvialis dominica Larus delawarensis 
Phaeton aethereus Tringa flavipes Sterna elegans
Egretta gularis x garzetta Calidris melanotos Sterna dougallii
Platalea alba Stercorarius longicaudus Apus affinis
Gyps rueppellii

 
See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers

GALLOANSERAE

Egyptian Goose* Alopochen aegyptiaca (1)
(1) The two birds found on 16.at Laguna del Portil, Huelva were still there on 17.7 (John Butler/Doñana Bird Tours).

NEOAVES

Wilson's Storm-Petrel Oceanites oceanicus (1)
(1) On 30.7, four birds were seen 10 miles W of illas Cies, Vigo, Pontevedra (within close distance of Parque Nacional das Illas Atlanticas) (Alberto Gil, Tito Salvadores y Cesar Vidal(76) 2 puntos)

Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus (1)
(1) On 9.7 evening, an adult was seen at close distance at Roque Grande, Roques de Salmor, El Hierro, Canary Islands (Manuel Santana)

Presumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1)
(1)One bird present at least for two years was seen again at La Tancada area, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona until 13.7, especially in the morning when it forages around the saltpans S of the lagoon (C.Jensen/Audouin Birding Tours).

African Spoonbill* Platalea alba (1)
(1) A bird was seen on 6.7 at Brazo de la Torre, PN Doñana, Sevilla (John Butler). It is probably the same individual lingering around Doñana last month and the last year but probably different from that of Málaga reported in may.

Rüppell's Vulture* Gyps rueppellii (1)
(1) Additional (2nd this year!!) proof of natural vagrancy to Europe: on 7.7, a juvenile was seen entering from the sea at Playa de los Lances, Tarifa, Cádiz (Daniel López Velasco, David Cuenca, Gonzalo Muñoz, Joan Ferré, Martí Rodriguez, Guillermo Rodriguez).

American Golden Plover* Pluvialis dominica (1)
(1) On 25.7, a flying adult in summer plumage was seen and heard at Zeluán beach, Asturies (Daniel López Velasco(75) 2 puntos).

Lesser Yellowlegs* Tringa flavipes (1)
(1) On 31.7 an adult bird was found at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Andy Paterson)

Pectoral Sandpiper* Calidris melanotos(1)
(1)From 23-26.7 at least, an adult was seen at Erms d'Alfafar, Parc Natural de l'Albufera de València, València. It arrived with 50 Curlew Sandpipers (Toni 
Alcocer; Bosco Dies). See a couple of thumbnails here

Long-tailed Skua* Stercorarius longicaudus (1)
(1)On 2.7 a bird was seen flyng W from San Adrián cape, Malpica, A Coruña (Antonio Sandoval(72) 2 puntos)

Ring-billed Gull* Larus delawarensis (1,2)
(1) On 30.6 a 1st winter moulting into 2nd winter  was found at the ecological ricefields of Riet Vell, at Ebre delta, Tarragona (Cristian Jensen, Iben Hove Sorensen/Audouin Birding Tours; David Bigas71 (1 punt), Ignasi Ripoll and SEO/Birdlife volunteers). It remained into July at least until 3.7 (Josep Tantull) and later into the 13.7 (Cristian Jensen/ Audouin Birding Tours). See a thumbnail here
(2) The bird featured last month at playa de Serantes, Tapia de Casariego, Asturies, was relocated on 11.7 agan at the same place (Pablo Fernández). See a photo below (P.Fernández)

Elegant Tern* Sterna elegans (1)
(1) An adult tern showing characters of Elegant Tern, metal-ringed and thought to be the same seen last year at Ebre Delta and also seen in the Ebre delta intermitently during the last months (David Bigas ), was seen at El Prat de Llobregat, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 21.7 (V.Pedrocchi, P.X.Albornà) and 22.7 (F.López; R.Armada, M.Gil). See a collection of thumbnails here and a photo below (with a Sandwich Tern, V.Pedrocchi)

Roseate Tern* Sterna dougallii (1,2)
(1) An adult was seen in company of three Common Terns Sterna hirundo 1,3 nautic miles off the coast S of Tazacorte, La Palma, Canary Islands on 17.7 (Ricard Gutiérrez, Helena Arbonés). The bird was preying on a shoal of sardines, also attacked underwater by some tuna species.

(2) On 24.7 two adults were recorded at Odiel marshes, Huelva (Paco Chiclana)

Little Swift* Apus affinis (1,2)
(1) On 5.7 there were seven birds together with some White-rumped Swifts Apus caffer in the usual location N of Bolonia, Cádiz (Daniel López Velasco,Joan Ferré, Martí Rodriguez,Guillermo Rodríguez)
(2) On 11.7, 3 birds were seen near Guadalquivir river mouth, Cádiz (Paco Chiclana)

Suggested citations / Citaciones recomendadas / Citació recomanada:

  • 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


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 if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind. 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 a 'new' icon .From 2004 on news on Pied Wagtail and Caspian Tern are no longer included except in case of major unusual concentrations. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included .(11) 2 puntos(1) 2 puntosicons are related to a new birding competition running in three areas of Spain during the year regarding rarity sightings. See more here (in Spanish) . 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 pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo.Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Excepto en casos especiales, como el de potenciales confusiones, sólo se incluye un apellido por autor. Las noticias más recientes se marcan con un icono 'new' .Desde enero de 2004 no se inluyen citas de lavandera blanca enlutada ni de pagaza piquirroja excepto en casos de grandes concentraciones inusuales. Desde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife (11) 2 puntos(1) 2 puntos Los iconos anteriores se refieren a una nueva competición ornitológica que se celebra en tres áreas de España durante 2005 relativa a la observación de rarezas. Más detalles aquí.  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. 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. Excepte casos especials de potencials confusions, només s'esmenta un cognom per autor. Les notícies més recents són les marcades amb la icona 'new'..Des de gener de 2004 no s'inclouen cites de cuereta blanca endolada ni de xatrac gros llevat de possibles casos de concentracions inusuals Des d'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife.(11) 2 puntos(1) 2 puntos es refereixen a una competició ornitológica que es fa durant el 2005 entre Galicia, Asturies i Catalunya quant al nombre i diversitat de rareses observades. Més dades en castellà (llevat de la plana de l'equip català aquí) en aquesta plana principal del concurs. . Tornar a l'inici de la plana.


Lamentablemente, de momento no hay versión castellana disponible. Lamentablement, de moment no hi ha versió catalana disponible, però Jordi Clavell s'encarrega sistemàticament d'ajudar-me a trobar totes les errades de la plana o sigui que gràcies!


Rarities reported so far this month
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Latest highlights:

 
The Riet Vell Ring-billed Gull as seen on 30.6 (Cristian Jensen). All three June birds were seen in the Mediterranean coast!
The Elegant tern (or Elegant-like tern) of the Llobregat Delta that is presumably the same seen last year (and this) at Ebre delta due that it is wearing a metal ring on its right leg (note it in the photo in the main text section, Vittorio Peddrocchi)
The Pectoral Sandpiper at L'Albufera de València by late July (Toni Alcocer)


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