Bird watching around Malaga province (Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

John and I spent a fabulous birding day covering Montes de Malaga, El Torcal, Fuente de Piedra Lake and farmlands.

Have a look at the pictures and the complete list of 81 species observed!

The highlights of the day can be the beautiful songs of the Nightingale at Montes, the great views of Melodious and Bonelli’s Warbler, Black-eared Wheatear and Thekla Lark at El Torcal, the presence of Mediterranean Gulls and a feldegg race of Yellow Wagtail at Fuente de Piedra, and that moment at the farmlands when we had Little Bustard, Montagu’s Harrier and Short-toed Larks in front of us at the same time.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
2 Barn Owl Tyto alba
3 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
4 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
5 Black Kite Milvus migrans
6 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
7 Blackbird  Turdus merula
8 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
9 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
10 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
11 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
12 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
13 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
14 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
15 Booted Eagle  Aquila pennata
16 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra
17 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
18 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
19 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
20 Coal Tit  Periparus ater
21 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
22 Coot  Fulica atra
23 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
24 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
25 Dunlin Calidris alpina
26 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
27 Gadwall  Anas strepera
28 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
29 Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major
30 Great Tit  Parus major
31 Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis
32 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
33 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
34 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
35 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
36 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
37 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
38 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
39 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
40 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
41 Lesser Kestrel  Falco naumanni
42 Little Bustard  Tetrax tetrax
43 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
44 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
45 Little Stint Calidris minuta
46 Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus
47 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
48 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
49 Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
50 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
51 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
52 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
53 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
54 Nuthatch  Sitta europaea
55 Pochard  Aythya ferina
56 Raven  Corvus corax
57 Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina
58 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
59 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
60 Robin Erithacus rubecula
61 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
62 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
63 Serin  Serinus serinus
64 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
65 Short-toed Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
66 Short-toed Lark  Calandrella brachydactyla
67 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
68 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
69 Stone Curlew  Burhinus oedicnemus
70 Stonechat  Saxicola torquatus
71 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
72 Swift  Apus apus
73 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
74 Western Bonelli’s Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli
75 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
76 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
77 Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus
78 Woodlark Lullula arborea
79 Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
80 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
81 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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