Rare Birds in Spain

1998 CR/SEO Statistics (2)

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Distribution of studied records: coast-inland / Distribución de las citas en interior o costa / Distribució de les cites (interior o costa)
The coastal (litoral above) records were twice frequent than those from inland (Interior in the figure above), as expected from the main rarity locations situated either in the coast or being islands.

Biogeographical distribution (Canaries/Mainland+Balearics) / Distribución biogeográfica (Canarias o España+Balears) / Distribució geogràfica (Canaries o Espanya +Balears)

The 93,3 % of the files analyzed by the CR/SEO came from mainland Spain or the Balearic Islands (Peninsula in the figure above). Despite being locations frequented by foreign visitors, there is still a low number of submissions coming from all areas, but specially islands, and foreign observers as well (figure below) which only submitted a 9,4% of files.

Observers living in Spain? / Procedencia de los observadores / Procedència dels autors

102 species or subspecies were assessed. This number includes those considered rarities for the Canary Islands but not for mainland Spain and the Balearics. The species most frequently submitted were:

  • Calidris melanotos (19)
  • Tadorna ferruginea (10)
  • Larus delawarensis and Anthus richardi (6 each) 
  • Anser brachyrhynchus, Cygnus olor and Ficedula albicollis (with 5 submissions each)
The rest of species/forms didn't score more than four files.

The 1998 official report was published in July 2000 and a downloadable pdf (Acrobat) version -without the black & white photos- is available in this website.

Ricard Gutiérrez

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