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MARCH 2009 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=5 + 24= 29) + 1 Only Canary Islands
GALLOANSERAE
 
Cygnus cygnus Anas discors  
Anser brachyrhynchus Aythya collaris Aythya affinis

NEOAVES

Podylimbus podiceps Pluvialis dominica Larus glaucoides kumlieni
Puffinus assimilis Vanellus gregarius Larus hyperboreus
Egretta gularis x garzetta Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus Rhodostethia rosea
Leptoptilos crumeniferus Larus atricilla Apus affinis
Phoenicopterus minor Larus philadelphia Motacilla flava feldegg
Gyps ruepellii Larus fuscus fuscus Motacilla citreola
Aquila clanga Larus cachinnans Motacilla alba subpersonata
Fulica americana Larus glaucoides Emberiza pusilla

RARITIES ONLY FOR THE CANARY ISLANDS*

 
Fulmarus glacialis    
* 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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Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1,2)

(1) Cantabria. The overwintering bird at Santander bay
was still there on 21.3 (Ernesto Villodas)
(2) Valencia. There was an adult on 26.3 at Reserva de La Pipa, Catarroja, València (Bosco Dies). See a photo below (B.Dies)

Cygnus cygnus

Photo above:© Bosco Dies.26.3.2009

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Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (1-2)

(1-2)
Cantabria. There were 2 at Escalante polder, Santoña marshes, on 13.3 (Iván Sarabia, Jesús Menéndez). See thumbnails here.

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Blue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1) A Coruña. The female found at Valdoviño, A Coruña on 7.11.2008
and seen along February was found again on 3.3 (Antonio Gutierrez). See a thumbnail here. Seen again on 16.3 (Lee GR Evans)

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Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1)
(1)
Ourense. The drake found on 30.12.2008 at Miño river, near Ourense town and seen through January and February was still around on 1.3 (Iván Sarabia y Ondina Fernández).See a photo below.

Aythya collaris

Photo above:© Iván Sarabia.1.3.2009

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topoLesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1,2,3)
(1) Gran Canaria The drake coming from December 2008 at Santa Lucía, Gran Canaria and seen through January and February was still in the pond on 7.3, almost in breeding plumage(Miguel Avelino,Eugenio Hernándes).See a thumbnail here (M.Avelino).The duck was still there on 14.3 (M.Avelino). See another thumbnail here.
(2) A Coruña. The 1w drake at A Frouxeira lagoon, Valdoviño, A Coruña, from January and February was still there on 12.3 (Pablo Gutiérrez). See a photo below (P.Gutiérrez). Seen again on 16.3 (Lee GR Evans)

Aythya affinis

Photo above:© Pablo Gutiérrez.12.3.2009

(3) Asturies. The drake relocated on 26.12.2008 that remained at Embalse de San Andrés, Gijón, Asturies, all January and February long, was still at the reservoir on 10.3 (Clemente Álvares Usategui) and 16.3 (Marco García Gala) to 22.3 (David Álvarez Fernández y Luis Manuel Alonso Cuetos).See a thumbnail here.And 23-24.3 (Daniel López Velasco).

NEOAVES

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Pied-billed Grebe Podylimbus podiceps (1)
(1) Lugo The bird seen at Riocaldo lagoons, Begonte, Lugo from 23.8.2007 then again in Spring and Autumn 2008 and from January 2009 was seen again at the lagoon
on 16.3 (Lee Evans) and 17.3 (Toño Salazar)

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Little Shearwater Puffinus [assimilis] baroli (1)
(1) Cádiz A bird was found exhausted at Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, on 3.3. It was later brought to Centro de Recuperación de Especies Amenazadas "Dunas de San Antón" and identified as a Little Shearwater (Rafael García Costales). See two photos below. The bird died a few days later.

Puffinus assimilisPuffinus assimilis

Photos above:© Rafael García Costales.3.3.2009

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Presumed Hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1,2,3,4,5-7)
(1) Cádiz. The 'usual' bird from Cádiz bay Natural Park was seen again on 5.3 at Salina de Puerto Real (Rafael García Costales). See a photo below (R.García).Seen again on 25.3 (R.García).

Egretta gularis x garzetta

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales.5.3.2009

(2) Cáceres. A bird was seen and photographed at Embalse de Arrocampo, Cáceres on 13.3 (Steve Fletcher). See a photo below.Seen again on 19.3 (Antonio Ceballos Barbancho) and 20.3 (Dave Langlois). There is a thumbnail from 19.3 here.

Egretta gularis x garzetta

Photo above:© Steve Fletcher. 13.3.2009

(3) Castelló. A bird was seen at Marjal d'Almenara, Castelló on 8.3 (Juanvi Capella). The Ebro delta bird from Tancada marshes has not been seen recently and this one looks a bit like it... but also to the rest of birds seen at Valencia or even the Cáceres bird above. How many birds are around? (ed. comment). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.

Egretta garzetta x gularis

Photo above:© Juanvi Capella. 8.3.2009

(4) Tarragona. The regular bird seen near the Tancada lagoon the last months was seen at Trabucador sandbar coast on 17.3 (Stephen Cristopher).Still there on 20.3 (Ricardo Rodríguez), see a photo below (and compare with the Valencia bird below!) and a thumbnail here.

Egretta garzetta x gularis

Photo above:© Ricardo Rodríguez. 20.3.2009

(5-7) Valencia. There were a total of three different birds around Albufera de Valencia along the month: One on 4-5.3 at marjal de Catarroja (Bosco Dies y Toni Alcocer) (see photo below); a bird at tancat de La Foia, Sollana, on 7.3.2009 (Bosco Dies) and the third, a different bird on 14.3 at Catarroja (Enrique Valero).

Egretta garzetta x gularis

Photo above:© Bosco Dies.5.3.2009

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Marabou Leptoptilos crumeniferus (1) D CATEGORY SPECIES
(1) Sevilla Presumed escape. A
bird with a yellow PVC ring 'RD o RB', perhaps the same seen at Ojuelos, Marchena, Sevilla on 18.10.2008, and of unknown origin, was seen at Brazo del Este, Puebla del Río, Sevilla on 28.3 (Paco Chiclana,Manolo Villaécija y Jesús Martín).See a thumbnail here.

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Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1-4,5-6,7,8-9)
(1-4)
Málaga On 7.3 four birds were seen at Fuentedepiedra lagoon, Málaga, having been present there since mid-february (Andy Paterson). It is interesting to note that on 23.2 two were recorded at Castro Marim, SE Portugal (Nelson Fonseca y Luis Campina) and that, despite search, no bird was seen at Ebro delta those days (R.Gutiérrez). Four of these with another bird (7) were at Fuentedepiedra on 28.3 (Alberto Savijn / SEO-Sevilla).
(5-6) Ciudad Real On 13.3 there were 2 Lesser Flamingos at Camino de Villafranca lagoon (the Ross's Gull lagoon), Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real (Benito Montiel). This bird was seen again on 19.3 (Xurxo Piñeiro y María José Valencia).
(7) Málaga On 28.3 a 5th bird joined the 4 reported above (1-4) from Fuentedepiedra lagoon, Málaga (Alberto Savijn / SEO-Sevilla)

(8-9) Málaga On 28.3 another count at Fuentedepiedra totalled SEVEN birds, so two more to add to birds 1-4 and 7(Peter Jones). Six were counted on 31.3 (Andy Paterson)

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Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1)
(1) Cádiz. On 30.3 a individual was seen at Tarifa, Cádiz (Javier Eloriaga / Fundación Migres). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.

Gyps ruepellii

Photo above:© Javier Elorriaga. 30.3.2009

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Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1-2)
(1-2) Alicante The satellite radio-tracked Estonian Eagle Tõnn was still at El Hondo reservoir, Alicante on 5.3 with another unmarked individual (Malcolm Palmer). One was still there on 6.3 (Graham Critchell).
Both were seen on 8.3 when a photo of T
õnn showing well the antenna was obtained (Antoni Zaragozí et al). See a thumbnail here.

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American Coot Fulica americana (1) THIRD FOR SPAIN
(1) A Coruña The bird at A Frouxeira lagoon, Valdoviño, A Coruña from 20.1
was seen again on 3.3 (Antonio Gutierrez)
.See a thumbnail here. The bird was still there on 12.3 (Pablo Gutiérrez) and on 16.3 (Lee GR Evans) to 18.3 (Antonio Gutiérrez), see a photo below (A.Gutiérrez). Still present on 24.3 with only 19 coots (F.atra) (Antonio Gutierrez)

Fulica americana

Photo above:© Antonio Gutiérrez. 18.3.2009

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American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica (1-2)
(1-2) A Coruña There were two birds from 20.3 (one), 21.3 (two birds) and 24.3 (one) at Baldaio, A Coruña (José Luis Fernández Carnero). There are photos of the birds here. Seen one of the birds again on 25.3 (Xabier Varela). The two birds were seen again and photographed on 27.3 (David Díaz Seoane). See two photos below.

Pluvialis dominicaPluvialis dominica

Photos above:© David Díaz Seoane. 27.3.2009

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Sociable Plover Vanellus gregarius (1,2)
(1) Ciudad Real On 5.3 an individual (presumably moving north with Lapwings) was found at Viñasoro, Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real (Pedro Bustamante). Seen again on 7.3 (Gabriel Martin y Oscar Llama).

(2) Valladolid. An adult, perhaps the Ciudad Real bird moving north with the Lapwings or another was seen at Boecillo, Valladolid, on 10.3 (Juan Sagardía; Carlos Nazario Bocos).

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Hudsonian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus (1) FIRST FOR SPAIN (Cat.A)
(1) A Coruña The bird found on 20.1 at Baldaio, A Coruña was seen again on 20.3 and 26.3 (José Luis Fernández Carnero)

topoLaughing Gull Larus atricilla (1)
(1) Gran Canaria On 14.3 an adult was seen at San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Gran Canaria. Canary Islands (Miguel Avelino).

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Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia (1,2)
(1) Madrid There was an adult in winter plumage within a party of Black-headed Gulls L.ridibundus at Pinto dump, Madrid, on 22.3 (Juan M. Ruiz y Javier Marchamalo). See a photo below (right bird) and thumbnails here. This individual was not seen on 28.3 but relocated at Pinto dump on 29.3 (Miguel Juan Martínez, Delfín González). Two new thumbnails here.

Larus philadelphia

Photo above:© Javier Marchamalo. 22.3.2009

(2) Asturies On 25.3 there was one at Zeluán, Asturies (Daniel López Velasco).Seen later in the evening of the same day by more observers (Ángeles Pastur, Xuan Cortés, Marco García...). See a photo below and two thumbnails here.

Larus philadelphia

Photo above:© Daniel López Velasco. 25.3.2009

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Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus (1-3,4)
(1-3) Alicante. Three putative adults were reported from El Hondo, Alicante on (Graham Critchell)

(4) Madrid. A ringed bird was present at Pinto dump, Madrid, on 29.3 (Miguel Juan Martinez y Delfín González). See a photo below (Delfín González)

Larfusfus

Photo above:© Delfín González. 29.3.2009

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Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
(1) Girona A 2w was found on 1.3 at Solius dump, Llagostera - Santa Cristina d'Aro, Girona (Carlos Álvarez Cros). See a thumbnail here.
(2) A Coruña. The 1w present at playa de la Concha, Cariño, A Coruña since 17.2 was relocated on 2.3 (Ricardo Hevia).And it remained there on 9.3 (R.Hevia), thumbnails here, and 12.3 (Ricardo Hevia, David Martínez Lago y Jesús Ríos).See a photo below (R.Hevia). Still there on 24.3 (Ricardo Hevia)

Larcac

Photo above:© Ricardo Hevia .12.3.2009

(3) Asturies. A 1w was seen at Ria de Villaviciosa, Villaviciosa, Asturies on 4.3 (Adolfo Villaverde).Still there on 8.3 at Playón de Requexu (Luis Mario Arce & Belén Alonso).
(4) Girona An adult was found on 7-8.3 at Solius dump, Llagostera - Santa Cristina d'Aro, Girona (Carlos Álvarez Cros). All diagnostic wing features were noted. See a thumbnail here.
(5) Asturies. A bird was seen on 11.3 at ría de Avilés (César A.Laó). It is perhaps the same bird that was seen already in the area during the spring of 2008 and on 17.11.08. See a photo below (César A.Laó). Seen on 14.3, 15.3 and last seen on 17.3 (Daniel López Velasco). See a couple of thumbnails here

Larus cachinnans

Photo above:© César A. Laó.11.3.2009

(6) Illes Balears On 6.3 a 1w with a hook in its bill was photographed at Palma de Mallorca harbour, Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Maties Rebassa). See a photo below (M.Rebassa).

Larus cachinnans

Photo above:© Maties Rebassa 6.3.2009

(7) Ciudad Real On 17.3 a 1w was seen at laguna del Camino de Villafranca, Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real (Xurxo Piñeiro y María José Valencia)

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Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1-4,5,6,7,8-9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17)
(1-4) A Coruña. There were 4 1w on 2.3 at playa de la Concha, Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). Perhaps three 1w were coming from 6-31.1, the other from February. One bird on 9.3 (R.Hevia) and two birds on 12.3 remained in the area (Ricardo Hevia, David Martínez Lago y Jesús Ríos).new Still three birds there on 24.3 (Ricardo Hevia)
(5) Lugo. There was one 1w at San Cibrao (San Ciprián), Cervo, Lugo on 7.3 (Luis J. Salaverri).See a photo below (LJ Salaverri). One of these birds with individual (7) was at the same area on 11.3 (Toño Salazar). See a thumbnail here.

Larus glaucoides

Photo above:© Luis José Salaverri.7.3.2009

(6) Cádiz. There was a 1w (2nd calendar year) at Salinas de la Tapa, El Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz on 9.3 (Rafael García Costales, Paco Chiclana). See thumbnails here (R.García Costales).Seen again on 26.3 (Rafael García Costales). See a photo below and another thumbnail here (R.García).

Larus glaucoides

Photo above:© Rafael García Costales .26.3.2009


(7) Lugo. There was one 'new' 1w at San Cibrao (San Ciprián), Cervo, Lugo with bird (5) on 11.3 (Toño Salazar). See a thumbnail here. This bird moved to Lago on 20.3 (Toño Salazar)
(8-9) Lugo. There were two at Lago, Xove, Lugo on 8.3 (Luís José Salaverri). These birds might be individuals (5) and (7) but confirmation would be needed (T.Salazar).
(10) A Coruña. The bird from 28.2, a 1w, remained at Lires-Nemiña, A Coruña on 7.3 (Xabier Varela)See a thumbnail here.
(11) A Coruña. A 1w was seen at Finisterre (=Fisterra) harbour, A Coruña on 7.3 (Xabier Varela).See a thumbnail here.
(12) Cantabria. One 1w was at Santoña, Cantabria on 17.3 (Ernesto Villodas) and 20.3 (David Arranz Herbella).
(13) Asturies. On 10-11.3 a 1w tinged of carbon was at El Musel area, Xixon, very probably being one of the birds coming from February (Daniel López Velasco). See a thumbnail here.This bird was seen again on 30.3 (Nacho Vega) with another individual. Perhaps up to three individuals remained in the area from the winter.
(14) A Coruña. On 24.3 a 2nd winter/summer was at A Frouxeira lagoon, Valdoviño, A Coruña (Antonio Gutiérrez)
(15) Bizkaia. On 26.3 a 2w as at Santurtzi fishing harbour, Bizkaia (Gorka Ocio)

(16) Pontevedra. On 28.3 a 1w was found at playa O Terrón and Playa As Sinas, Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra. It remained into April.(Samuel Paz).

(17) Asturies. A 2nd 1w was at El Musel area, Xixon with bird (13) (Nacho Vega). A photo of birds 13 and 17 is below (Nacho Vega; Amador Nogueiro, Xuan Fernández)

Larus glaucoides

Photo above:© Amador Nogueiro .30.3.2009

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Kumlien's Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides kumlieni (1) FOURTH FOR SPAIN
(1) Huelva. The adult bird found on 3.2 remained at Odiel marshes, Huelva, on 12.3 (Paco Chiclana, Goyo Para, Juan Matute, Javi, Jorge Garzón,Carmen, Mario Martín y Fernando del Valle).See a thumbnail here.

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Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (1,2,3,4-5,6,7,8,9-10,11,12,13)
(1) A Coruña. On 3.3 there was a 1w bird at Boca do Río , Porto do Son , A Coruña (Juan Cabeza).See a thumbnail here. It was still there on 18.3 (Juan Cabeza). There is another thumbnail here.
(2) Cantabria. On 8.3 a 2w (3rd calendar-year) bird was seen at Puerto Calderón, Oreña, Cantabria (Alejandro García Herrera).
(3) Lugo. There was one 1w at San Cibrao (San Ciprián), Cervo, Lugo on 7-8.3 (Luis J. Salaverri).See a photo below (LJ Salaverri). Still there on 20.3 (Toño Salazar)

Larus hyperboreus

Photo above:© Luis José Salaverri.7.3.2009

(4-5) Lugo. On 7.3 there were 2 birds at Burela harbour, Lugo, a 1w and a 2w (Luis J.Salaverri).See a photo below of the 2w (LJ Salaverri).One of those was still there on 20.3 (Toño Salazar)

Larus hyperboreus

Photo above:© Luis José Salaverri.8.3.2009

(6) Lugo. There was a 2w with bird (3) at San Cibrao (San Ciprián), Cervo, Lugo on 8.3 (Luis J. Salaverri).
(7) Cantabria. A 2w was seen from Cabo Quejo, Cantabria, on 7.3 (Ignacio Olaso, Javi Palazuelo, Angel R. Elizalde y Jesús Menéndez).
(8) A Coruña. The 1w found on 23.2 at Ares beach, A Coruña remained there on 10.3 (Antonio Gutierrez).See a thumbnail here.
(9-10) A Coruña. On 7.3 there were a 2w and a 1w at Camariñas harbour (Xabier Varela).See a photo of the 2w below and a thumbnail of the 1w here.

Larus hyperboreus

Photo above:© Xabier Varela .7.3.2009

(11) Asturies. Perhaps one of the five birds seen in central Asturies coast in February 2009, a 2w remained at Embalse de San Andrés on 21.3 (Nacho Vega) .
(12) A Coruña. On 26.3 a corpse was found at A Sarrosa, Porto do Son , A Coruña (Juan Cabeza). A couple of thumbnails here.

(13) Cantabria. On 31.3 a 2w was seen at San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria (Alejandro García Herrera)

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Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea (1) THIRD FOR SPAIN
(1) Ciudad Real. The adult in winter plumage found on 19.2 left the area with a party of Black-headed Gulls (Larus ridibundus) on 1.3,when seen circling high and winning altitude (Pablo Gutierrez, Ignacio Torres, Raúl Bueno y Antonio Gutierrez).

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Little Swift Apus affinis (1-5,6-9)
(1-5)
Cádiz There were five at Guadalquivir river mouth, Cádiz, on 21.3 (
Paco Chiclana)
(6-9) Cádiz On 20.3 there were four at a coastal cave at Sierra de la Plata, Cádiz (Ernest F.J.García). At least two remained there on 27.3 (Federico Vallés, Andy Paterson)

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Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg (1)
(1)
Burgos Th
ere was a male presumed 'xanthophrys' (an intergrade with Motacilla flava lutea) which would be the 1st of its kind in Spain, on 24.3 at Arlanza river, Lerma, Burgos (Alfonso Rodrigo). See photos below (A.Rodrigo).

Motacilla flavaMotacilla flavaMotacilla flavaMotacilla flava

Photos above:© Alfonso Rodrigo 24.3.2009

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Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola (1)
(1)
Albacete. An adult male was
seen at Pozocañada, Albacete on 30.3 (David Cañizares Mata).See photos here (opens in another window)

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Moroccan White Wagtail Motacilla alba subpersonata (1) SECOND FOR SPAIN
(1)
Málaga Th
ere was an euring 5 bird at Málaga harbour on 19.3 (Antonio Miguel Pérez) and 20.3 (Manuel Moreno Aráujo, Antonio Tamayo, Israel Lozano, Samuel Peregrina). See photos below (A. Miguel Pérez, above and S.Peregrina, below) plus a head detail thumbnail here (A.Miguel). First record was on 24.3.2007 at Cádiz. Sighting already reported to CR/SEO-BirdLife

Motacilla alba subpersonata

Photo above:© Antonio Miguel Pérez 19.3.2009

Motacilla alba subpersonataMotacilla alba subpersonata

Photos above:© Samuel Peregrina 20.3.2009

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Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1-2)
(1-2) Pontevedra Two birds were seen next to several E.schoeniclus and one E.cirlus at San Miguel de Lores, Meaño, Pontevedra on 3.3 (Cosme D. Romai). One bird was also seen there one month ago (3.2) by Emílio Martínez. See a thumbnail here. A female was still around on 11.3 (Clemente Álvarez-Usategui).

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topoNorthern Fulmarl Fulmarus glacialis (1)
(1) Lanzarote On 11.3 one corpse was found in bad condition (old) at Playa de Janubio, Yaiza, Lanzarote (José Gustavo Tejera Betancort)

* 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

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



Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain which are both personal observations, communications or have been released in E-Mail lists. Please contact the authors before using any photo for anything else than personal reference. Any submitted news to this page will be forwarded to the Spanish RC for their knowledge if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind which needs a form to be sent. Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society but this has no more implication than the sake of completeness given this area situation. Names of localities are featured as given by the authors of the records, that should be cited as those. Today news are marked with anew icon. We would welcome to receive a spare copy of those journals using these news for commercial purposes. Contact RG at address at the front page. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included. Reproduction of the contents of this page in commercial websites (e.g. *.com) or for commercial purposes is forbidden if not agreed in advance.. Go back to top
Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país que tanto son observaciones personales, comunicaciones al autor o noticias difundidas en listas de correo. Por favor contacten los autores para cualquier uso de las fotografias fuera del estrictamente personal.Cualquier cita que se envie a esta página sera reenviada al CR/SEO para su conocimiento, pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo y son responsabilidad de sus autores y del envío de la ficha correspondiente. Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Las noticias más recientes se marcan connew Desde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife. La reproducción total o parcial de los contenidos de esta página está prohibida en sitios web comerciales (p.ej. *.com) si no se autoriza de antemano. Ir al inicio de la página
Cites recents inclou les darreres novetats del conjunt de l'estat que són observacions pròpies, comunicacions o noticies difoses a llistes de correu. Si us plau contacteu amb els autors de les fotos per a a qualsevol ús fora de l'estrictament personal. Qualsevol cita que sigui enviada a aquesta plana serà rebotada també al CR/SEO si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena i és responsabilitat dels seus autors que haurien d'enviar la fitxa corresponent emplenada. Els noms de les localitats són posats tal i com són enviats pels autors, que han de ser referenciats com a autors de les cites. Les notícies més recents són les marcades ambnew.Desd'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife.La reproducció total o parcial dels continguts d'aquesta plana és prohidia per a qualsevol lloc web de caire comercial (e.g. *.com) sinó s'ha autoritzat de forma prèvia. Tornar a l'inici de la plana.


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Rarities
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Rarity distribution
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Number of rarities individuals per month in this website in 2005 and 2006


Latest highlights:

 
Larhyp
The Glaucous at Porto do Son (Juan Cabeza)
Fulame
The American Coot stayed at Valdoviño in early March (Antonio Gutiérrez)
Anadis
The female Blue-winged Teal also remained at Valdoviño in early March (Antonio Gutiérrez)
Embpus
Pontevedra hosted a number of Little Buntings, perhaps up to 5 or 6. This is one (C.D.Romai)
Larcac
The Caspian gull from Solius dump, Girona (Carlos Álvarez Cros).
Aytaff
The overwintering drake Lesser Scaup at Gran Canaria, in almost breeding plumage, ready to leave? but... in which direction? (Miguel Avelino)
Larcac
The adult Caspian gull from Solius dump, Girona on 7.3 (Carlos Álvarez Cros).
Aqucla
Tonn, the Greater Spotted Eagle with a Satellite tracker (note the antena on the back) has met another clanga at El Hondo, where they remained as on 8.3 (Toni Zaragozí).
Aytaff
A detail from the drake Lesser Scaup at Gran Canaria as on 14.3 (Miguel Avelino)
Ansbra
Ansbra
The Pink.footed from Santoña, on their way back to the north, as on 13.3 (Iván Sarabia).
Larglakum
The Kumlien's Gull from Huelva, the 4th for Spain, remained at Odiel area still on 12.3 after a month of its finding (Paco Chiclana)
Largla
Largla
Two shots of the Cádiz bay Iceland gull, the 1st for the area, as on 9.3 (Rafael García Costales).
Largla
Largla
The two Iceland Gulls at San Cibrao on 11.3 (Toño Salazar)
Egrgargul
The presumed hybrid from Almenara marshes as on 8.3 (Juanvi Capella)
Larhyp
The 1w Glaucous at Ares beach, coming from February influx, was still there on 10.3 (Antonio Gutiérrez)
Larhyp
1w Glaucous Gull at Camariñas, A Coruña, on 7.3 (Xabier Varela)
Largla
The Iceland at Nemiña beach, A Coruña as on 7.3 (Xabier Varela).
Largla
The Iceland from Finisterre, A Coruña as on 7.3 (Xabier Varela).
Larcac
Larcac
The Caspian Gull at Cariño as on 9.3 (Ricardo Hevia)
Embpus
Embpus
The Little Bunting at Pontevedra seen on 11.3, an interesting case of overwintering in NW Spain (C.Álvarez Usategui)
Larhyp
The Glaucous Gull at Boca de Río, Porto do son by mid month (Juan Cabeza)
Motalbper
The Moroccan White Wagtail at Málaga harbour (Samuel Peregrina)
Aytaff
The Lesser Scaup remained at Asturies San Andrés reservoir on 22.3 (David Álvarez)
Larphi
Larphi
Larphi
Three images above of the (unexpected) Bonaparte's Gull at Madrid on 22.3 (Javier Marchamalo).
Motalbsub
A head detail of the Moroccan White Wagtail the day of its findinc at Málaga harbour (Antonoi Miguel Pérez)
Lepcru
The presumed escaped Marabou at Brazo del Este. It was carrying a PVC yellow ring... (F.Chiclana)
Larphi
Larphi
Two thumbnails of the Zeluán Bonaparte's Gull (Daniel López Velasco)
Egrgargul
A shot of the presumed hybrid egret from Arrocampo reservoir on 19.3 (Antonio Ceballos Barbancho)
Larcac
Larcac
The Avilés Caspian Gull, last seen on 17.3 (Daniel López Velasco above and José Guerra, below)
Largla
The Musel Iceland Gull, seen on 10-11.3 (Daniel López Velasco)
Largla
The Iceland gull at Cádiz, still around on 23.3 (Rafael García Costales)
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larhyp
A corpse was found at Porto do Son on 26.3 (J. Cabeza)
Larphi
Larphi
The Bonaparte's Gull at Pinto dump on 29.3 (Delfin González)
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Egrgargul
The 'Tancada' egret from Ebro delta as on 20.3 (Ricardo Rodríguez)
Gyprup
The Rüppell's Vulture seen at Tarifa on 30.3 (Javier Elorriaga)
Largla
The last Iceland found this month: a bird at Asturies on 30.3 (Amador Nogueiro)
 

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