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8th year in a row informing on first-hand news on rare birds in Spain.
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AUGUST 2008 NEWS
 

topoNumber of rarities this month topoCitations / Citaciones / Com citar
topoRarity distribution this month topoRarity forecast 
topoSearch within Rare Birds in Spain topoAvailable past reports
topoMonth Overview topoResumen del mes
topoBird news topoResum del mes
topoSpecies index (n= 1 + 21=22) + 0 Only Canary Islands
GALLOANSERAE
 
Anas discors  

NEOAVES

Podylimbus podiceps Falco biarmicus Phalaropus lobatus
Pterodroma feae/'deserta'/madeira Phoenicopterus minor Stercorarius longicaudus
Puffinus [assimilis] baroli Porphyrio alleni Sterna bengalensis
Oceanites oceanicus Calidris pusilla Sterna dougallii
Egretta gularis x garzetta Calidris bairdii Sterna sp (elegans or probable hybrid)
Buteo rufinus Calidris melanotos Apus affinis
Aquila pomarina Phalaropus tricolor Sylvia curruca

RARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS*

 
     
* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here
topo See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers

GALLOANSERAE

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Blue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1) Valencia. An eclipse drake was well seen at Marjal de Almenara, Quartell, Valencia, on 2.8 (Toni Alcocer)

NEOAVES

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Pied-billed Grebe Podylimbus podiceps (1)
(1) Lugo The bird seen at Riocaldo lagoons, Begonte, Lugo on 23.8.2007 then again in 2008 until the spring has reappeared in the same lagoon: On 9.8 it was found (José Otero) and on 16.8 it was seen again (José Otero, Eva Villares, Toño Salazar; Antonio Ceballos, Juan Sagardia). It is still in breeding plumage and it is quite elusive.
See a thumbnail here.

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Freira-like Petrel: Desertas-Madeiran Petrel Pterodroma feae / 'deserta' / madeira (1,2)
(1) A Coruña. One was seen at close range from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, on 2.8 (Ricardo Hevia):

'1 ejemplar llegando del E y que al  llegar en frente al cabo se mezcla entre una balsa de Larus michahellis,Larus fuscus,Puffinus mauretanicus y Calonectris diomedea y permanece durante varios minutos volando de un lado a otro para más tarde perderse'.

(2) A Coruña. Another was seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, on 19.8 (Gonzalo Lage, José Miguel Devesa y Ricardo Hevia Barcón)

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Little (Barolo's) Shearwater Puffins (assimilis) baroli (1-5,6-7)
(1-5) Bizkaia. Five were seen on board of Pride of Bilbao ferry c. 80 nautic miles off Santurtzi, Bizkaia, on 16.8 (Gorka Ocio and others).
(6-7) Bizkaia. Two were seen on board of Pride of Bilbao ferry c. 90 and 93 nautic miles off Santurtzi, Bizkaia, on 23.8 (Gorka Ocio and others).

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Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus (1-3)
(1-3) A Coruña. At least three different but perhaps up to 8 or 9 were seen from the organized seawatch off Cariño, A Coruña, on 17.8 (Antonio Ceballos, Alfonso Valderas, Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Pita, Clemente Álvarez, Daniel L. Velasco,Ricardo Hevia Barcón, Óscar Llama, Jesús Risueño, Pablo Giménez, Noelia Ayala, Antón Pérez, Javier Gómez Atoiz, David Martínez Lago, Guillermo Rodríguez, - Jose Miguel Alonso Pumar, Juan Sagardia). See two photos below (J.Sagardia).Oceanites oceanicusOceanites oceanicusPhotos above:© Juan Sagardia. 17.8.2008

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Presumed Hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3)
(1) Valencia. There was a juvenile bird showing intermediate characters between garzetta and gularis at Albufera fe Valencia on 5.8 (Pedro Marín, Toni Alcocer y B. Dies).Photo below (Toni Alcocer).

Egretta gularis x garzettaPhoto above:© Toni Alcocer. 5.8.2008

(2) Barcelona. A bird was seen at Besós river, Martorelles, Barcelona on 15.8 (Xesco Macià). See a photo below (X.Macià). This might be the bird seen previously at Barcelona town and the Llobregat delta (X.Macià in litt.). Egretta gularis x garzettaPhoto above:© Xesco Macià. 15.8.2008

(3) Cáceres. A bird, perhaps the same seen in previous months, was seen at Charca de Los Gañanes, Guijo de Coria, Cáceres on 17.8 (Sergio Mayordomo), 21.8 (Ricardo Montero) and 24.8 (Sergio Mayordomo). Ricardo Montero had seen an individual at Coria, Cáceres on 4.4.2008.

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Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1)
(1)
Alicante On 14.8 one was seen and photographed at long range at Salinas de Santa Pola, Alicante (Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Jacobo Ramos). Seen again on 16.8 (Fernando camuñas, Toni Zaragozí, David Bañuls, Joan Sala, Ángel sp. y Jacobo Ramos). See a thumbnail here.

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1)
(1) Cádiz On 23.8 one was seen from Cazalla bird observatories, Tarifa, Cádiz. This was a bird seen within the regular counts of the Programa Migres and surely the same seen last month and intermitently since then (David Cuenca, Joan Ferrer /Fundación Migres).

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Lesser-Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina (1)
(1)
Málaga One was reported from rivers Grande and Guadalhorce junction, Málaga, on 8.8 (Samuel Peregrina)

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Lanner Falco biarmicus (1)
(1)
Cádiz One was seen from Cazalla bird observatories, Tarifa, Cádiz o 23.8. This was a bird seen within the regular counts of the Programa Migres (David Cuenca, Joan Ferrer /Fundación Migres).

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Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni (1)
(1) Girona. One juvenile/ 1w was found at El Matà area, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 12.8 afternoon (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Àlex Ollé). It was relocated the next morning when photographed (Ponç Feliu, Aleix Comas, Sergi Sales). See a photo below (P.Feliu). It was seen by 13.8 midday (R.Armada) and at 17:30 by c.30 birders (Albert Cama, Ferran López, J.L.Copete, R.Jutglà, Martí Rodríguez, Oriol Clarabuch, Pierre-André Crochet, Armand Ramal, Ricard Gutiérrez and others).See a photo below and thumbnail here (R.Gutiérrez) . More information at the rarebirdspain blog here.Seen again on 14.8 afternoon (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Àlex Ollé and French and English-speaking birders)
. The bird seems more confident than in previous days and has not received any attack from resident Moorhens (J.Martí-Aledo pers.com.). Seen on 17.8 afternoon at the same place (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Àlex Ollé, Albert Roca; Jordi Sala, Cristina Prieto). Rediscovered on 24.8 at the same site! (Joan Ventura). See more pictures and news from the area at Ornitho Empordà website here (in catalan).

Porphyrio alleniPhoto above:©Ponç Feliu . 13.8.2008Porphyrio alleni
Photo above:©Ricard Gutiérrez. 13.8.2008

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Semipalmated Stint Calidris pusilla(1)
(1) A Coruña An adult "peep" was found at A Comboa (Ladeira), Corrubedo Natural Park, Ribeira on 16.8 (Juan Cabeza) and 17.8 (Samuel Paz; Juan Cabeza)to 18.8 (Samuel Paz). Identified as Semipalmated only the second day. Surely, the same bird observed on 24-25.07 at Baldaio and 26-29.07 at Valdoviño (136 km away), according to feather design, although some scapulars moulted (check the july page here) See photos below and thumbnails here.
There is a special photopage dealing with the July observation and the present one with other brand-new stunning photos not featured below here. Still there on 25.8 (Gonzalo Lage)

Calidris pusillaCalidris pusillaPhotos above:©Samuel Paz. 17.8.2008

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Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii (1)
(1)
Valencia A bird was found at Albufera de Valencia's arrosars de El Ràfol, Sueca, P.N. de l'Albufera Silla on 19.8 (Bosco Dies). See photos below and thumbnails here. More information in Spanish in the Birding Albufera website. Relocated at Tancat de la Ratlla, Silla, on 24.8 (Toni Alcocer; Pepe Ruiz) where it remained on 27.8 (Ferran López, JL Copete y Rafa Armada). See a photo below and another thumbnail here (Toni Alcocer)Calidris bairdiiCalidris bairdiiPhotos above:©Bosco Dies. 19.8.2008Calidris bairdiiPhoto above:©Toni Alcocer . 24.8.2008

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White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis (1)
(1)
Huelva One adult individual was found within a large Calidris flock at El Rocio, Huelva on 5.8.2008 (Simon Murray). A description has already been submitted to the CR/SEO-BirdLife. See three thumbnails here.

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Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
(1)
Barcelona The bird initially found at Ca l'Arana beach, Llobregat Delta, Barcelona on 13.7 remained there on 4.8 (Ferran López). See a photo below (F.López). Seen again on 12.8 (F.López) and 13.8 (F.López, R.Gutiérrez). See another photo below (F.López)Calidris melanotos
Photo above:©Ferran López. 4.8.2008Calidris melanotosPhoto above:©Ferran López. 13.8.2008

(2) Valencia. After one bird in july, another was seen and later taken in to care to Centro de Recuperación de "La Granja" on 5.8 at Albufera de Valencia (Pedro Marínet al). More information at Birding Albufera website here. See thumbnails here. The bird died
(3) Tarragona. Perhaps the same bird found on 26.7 at Riet Vell reserve, or another adult, was seen at one flooded field within the same reserve on 8.8 (Ricard Gutiérrez, Eva Lahoz). See thumbnails here.
(4) Tarragona. Another bird shared grounds with bird (3) at Riet Vell flooded fields on 13.8 (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé) and 15.8 (Cristian Jensen).See thumbnails here.
(5) Valencia. The third bird of the season at Valencia was seen on 18.8.2008 at Reserva Natural de La Ratlla, Silla, Parc natural de l'Albufera. See a photo below (Bosco Dies). You can also visit the website of our friends at Albufera de Valencia here.Calidris melanotosPhoto above:©Bosco Dies. 18.8.2008

(6) Navarra. An individual was found at Pitillas lagoon, Navarra, on 25.8 (Ricardo Rodríguez). See some images in his blog here.
(7) Asturies. Another was seen at Cabu Peñes, Gozón, Asturies on 30.8 (Elías García Sánchez)

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Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor (1,2)
(1)
Murcia The bird found on 23.7 at Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia was relocated in the same area on 5.8 (Tomás García, José Antonio Barba y Ángel Sallent).

(2) Alicante It is not clear if another bird or perhaps the same bird seen at Murcia until 5.8 at last, was found at Laguna de la Mata, Alicante, on 22.8 ( Sergio Arroyo y Jacobo Ramos).See two thumbnails here.It was seen again on 24.8 (Xurxo Piñeiro)

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Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus (1)
(1)
Alicante A bird was found at Laguna de la Mata, Alicante, on 12.8 ( Juan Carlos Lorenzo) and 22.8 in company of a Wilson's Phalarope, see above ( Sergio Arroyo y Jacobo Ramos)
. Still present on 24.8 (Fernando Camuñas y Manolo Santonja, Jacobo Ramos; Xurxo Piñeiro). See two thumbnails here

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Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus (1,2-4,5,6-7,8,9,10-15,16,17)
(1)
A Coruña One was seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, on 4.8 (
Ricardo Hevia)
(2-4) A Coruña Three were seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, in 4,5 hours of observation on 10.8 (Antonio Sandoval, Pablo Pita, Gonzalo Lage, Ricardo Hevia)
(5) A Coruña One was seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña on 13.8 afternoon (Alfonso Valderas)
(6-7) Asturies. On 12.8, two were seen from Punta de la Vaca, Gozón, Asturies, in 3 hours of observation (Manuel Antonio Fernadez Pajuelo y David Alvarez Fernandez).
(8) A Coruña. One bird was seen from the organized seawatch off Cariño, A Coruña, on 17.8 (Antonio Ceballos, Alfonso Valderas, Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Pita, Clemente Álvarez, Daniel L. Velasco,Ricardo Hevia Barcón, Óscar Llama, Jesús Risueño, Pablo Giménez, Noelia Ayala, Antón Pérez, Javier Gómez Atoiz, David Martínez Lago, Guillermo Rodríguez, - Jose Miguel Alonso Pumar, Juan Sagardia). See two photos below (J.Sagardia).Stercorarius longicaudusStercorarius longicaudusPhotos above:© Juan Sagardia. 17.8.2008

(9) A Coruña One was seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, on 22.8 (Antonio Sandoval,Alfonso Valderas, José Miguel Devesa, Edurne y Ricardo Hevia).
(10-15) Bizkaia. Six were seen on board of Pride of Bilbao ferry c. 100 nautic miles off Santurtzi, Bizkaia, on 16.8 (Gorka Ocio and others).
(16) Pontevedra One adult was seen on 27.8 5 miles W of Cies islands (Albert Burgas, Alberto Gil y César Vidal).
(17) A Coruña Another juvenile was seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña, on 25.8 (Albert Cama, Javier Ortas y Ricardo Hevia)

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Orange-billed Tern Sterna sp (elegans-like or hybrid of some kind) (1,2,3,4,5)
(1) Almería. A bird extremely similar (probably the same, ed.comment) to one seen last year in Valencia and Tarragona (see here for details, bird 3) was seen during the first week of August and until 7.8 at least at Cabo de Gata saltpans, Almería (Delfín González) and 8.8 (Raimundo Martín). See a photo below and thumbnails here.
Seen again on 9-10.8 (Delfín González, Raimundo Martín). There is a video in Youtube of this bird here. The Almería bird remained at the saltpans on 11.8 afternoon (Delfín González) so it's a different bird from the Cádiz one.Sterna c.f. elegansPhoto above:© Delfín González 7.8.2008

(2) Valencia. The yellow-pvc ringed bird which was ringed in october 2002 at Odiel marshes as an adult, then bred at Valencia in 2006 and apparently the same having bred at Ebro delta in 2004 & 2005 always paired to a Sandwich Tern, was seen at Valencia on 13-14.8.2008 (J. Ignacio Dies y Miguel Chardi). More information on this in the enclosed link and see a photo below (J.I.Dies) http://www.birdingalbufera.es/files/recursos/ficheros/AlbuferaTern.pdf

Sterna spPhoto above:© J.I.Dies 13.8.2008

(3) Cádiz. One unringed bird was seen and photographed at Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz, on 11.8 (Rafael García Costales). See two photos below (R.García Costales) and there is a video at Youtube here.Sterna spSterna spPhotos above:© R.García Costales 11.8.2008

(4) Tarragona. One unringed bird was seen at Tancada saltpans, Ebro Delta, on 10.8 (Josep Tantull, Roser Solé). See a photo below (Josep Tantull).Sterna sp

(5) Barcelona. The hybrid sandvicensis x c.f. bengalensis seen last 23.5 at Ebro Delta and ringed with a metal ring on its left leg (see may news) was seen again at Llobregat delta on 12.8 (Ferran López). This same bird was seen at Racó de l'Olla, València on 16.8 (Bosco Dies).

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Lesser-Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis (1,2-3,4,5-6)
(1)
Huelva One was seen from Odiel marshes pier, Huelva, on 3.8 (Alberto Savijn).
(2-3) Cádiz. Two unringed birds were seen and photographed at salina de la Tapa, Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz, on 4.8 (Rafael García Costales). See a photo below (note different mantle contrast compared with Almería yellow-billed above, ed. comment9 and thumbnail here.Sterna bengalensisPhoto above:© Rafael García Costales 4.8.2008

(4) Cádiz. A bird, different from the two unringed birds mentioned above was seen at Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz, on 22.8 (Rafael García Costales). See a thumbnail here.

(5-6) Huelva. Two birds were seen on 19.8 at Parque Nacional de Doñana beach, Almonte, Huelva (José Luis Arroyo, Iván San Martín), near the Guadalquivir river mouth. They had been already seen on 10.8 (José Antonio Sencianes, Iván San Martín, Luis García, Rubén Rodríguez). See photos below (J.L.Arroyo). One of these (or another) was seen in the same beach, but c. 4-5 km from Matalascañas, on 21.8 (Xurxo Piñeiro, Mª José Valencia y Carlos Florencio).
Sterna bengalensisSterna bengalensisSterna bengalensisSterna bengalensis
Photos above:© José Luis Arroyo 19.8.2008

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Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii (1-3,4,5-6,7-8)
(1-3)
Cádiz. Three were seen at Salinas de la Tapa, Parque Natural de la Bahía de Cádiz, on 9.8 (Rafael García Costales). See a Youtube video here. Seen again on 11.8 (Rafael García Costales).
(4) Asturies On 16.8 at 19:00 hours an adult was seen off Punta de la Vaca, Gozón, Asturies (Manuel Quintana Becerra).
(5-6) Cádiz. On 21.8 there were two birds, one with code LB o LG / M, black-billed and another unringed, black with red-based bill (Rafael García Costales).
(7-8) Cádiz. On 25.8 there were two more birds at Salina de la Tapa, Cádiz (Rafael García Costales=. On 30.8 one of them was noted to be ringed (light green/lime in right tarsus) not seen previously (R.García Costales, Óscar Llama, Xurxo Piñeiro y Quique Marcelo).

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Little Swift Apus affinis (1-12,13-14)
(1-12)
Cádiz. At Guadalquivir river mouth, there were twelve eight different birds on 2.8 (Rafael García Costales).
(13-14) Sevilla. On 22.8, there were two at Sierra Norte de Sevilla, Lora del Río (Manolo Villaécija, Juan Sagardía, Paco Chiclana)

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Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca (1)
(1)
Girona. At Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, one 1w was trapped and ringed on 31.8 (Sergi Sales, Albert Roca, Àlex Ollé). See a photo below and a head thumbnail here (S.Sales)Sylvia curruca
Photo above:© Sergi Sales 31.8.2008

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* 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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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

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 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 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 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 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. 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 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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27 photos
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Latest highlights:

 
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This is the Orange-billed Tern present at Cabo de Gata tern colony in early August (Delfín González)
Steben
The Cádiz Lesser-Cresteds have a typical darker mantle than those of sandvicensis nearby (Rafael García Costales)
Calmel
Calmel
Calmel
An elusive Pectoral Sandpiper was seen on 8.8 at Ebro delta, Tarragona (Ricard Gutiérrez)
Porall
The Aiguamolls Allen's Gallinule (Ricard Gutiérrez)
Caleml
Calmel
The Pectoral Sandpiper brought to recovery treatment at Albufera de Valencia (Bosco Dies)
Calfus
Calfus
Calfus
Three pictures of the White-rumped Sandpiper found at El Rocío, Doñana, Huelva on 5.8 (Simon Murray)
Calbar
calbar
Calbar
Another rare wader found in late August was this Baird's Sandpiper, at this year't top rarity site Albufera de Valencia (Bosco Dies)
Calpus
Calpus
Calpus
Three thumbnails of the A Coruña Semipalmated Stint, in the middle one with a Ringed Plover and below with a Dunlin, for comparison purposes (Samuel Paz)
Steben
The 4th Lesser-Crested Tern seen at Cádiz area this summer: a bird seen on 22.8 (Rafa García)
Phomin
The Lesser Flamingo at Santa Pola, in the middle of the heat and within a Greater Flamingo flock (Jacobo Ramos)
Podpod
The Pied-billed Grebe from A Coruña, as on 16.8 (Juan Sagardia)
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Calbai
The Valencia Baird's Sandpiper was relocated after being initially only seen by one lucky observer (Toni Alcocer)
Phalob
Phalob
Two images of the Alicante Red-necked Phalarope, so far the only reported this summer in Spain (Manolo Santonja)
Calmel
Calmel
A couple of images of the Pectoral Sandpiper present at Ebro delta ricefields of Riet Vell on 13.8 (Josep Tantull)
Sylcur
Passage is on its way: Lesser Whitethroat at Girona, a real rarity in the Iberian Peninsula! (Sergi Sales)
 

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