June 2017 Birding Big Day around the Route of 100 Birds (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

We were not as lucky with “June surprises” as we were last year...

Have a look at the pictures and the complete list of 92 species observed!

It is obvious that most of this season breeding is over judging by the lack of night singers before dawn (except the Red-necked Nightjar), and around the Fuente de Piedra Lake and farmlands.

The last week was much hotter than usual (it was very hot in the afternoon today as well) and it is the third year of a worrying drought.

All this made it more difficult this time to get 100 species though I could still enjoy many lovely birds as you can read from the list.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Alpine Swift  Apus melba
2 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
3 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
4 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
5 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
6 Black Tern Chlidonias niger
7 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
8 Blackbird  Turdus merula
9 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
10 Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
11 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
12 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
13 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
14 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
15 Booted Eagle  Aquila pennata
16 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
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 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
23 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
24 Coot  Fulica atra
25 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
26 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
27 Crested Tit  Lophophanes cristatus
28 Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undata
29 Firecrest  Regulus ignicapilla
30 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
31 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
32 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
33 Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major
34 Great Tit  Parus major
35 Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis
36 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
37 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
38 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
39 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
40 Hawfinch  Coccothraustes coccothraustes
41 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
42 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
43 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
44 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
45 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
46 Jay  Garrulus glandarius
47 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
48 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
49 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
50 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
51 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
52 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
53 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
54 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
55 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
56 Little Owl Athene noctua
57 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
58 Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus
59 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
60 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
61 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
62 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
63 Nuthatch  Sitta europaea
64 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
65 Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus
66 Pochard  Aythya ferina
67 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
68 Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
69 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
70 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
71 Robin Erithacus rubecula
72 Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
73 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
74 Serin  Serinus serinus
75 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
76 Short-toed Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
77 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
78 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
79 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
80 Stonechat  Saxicola torquatus
81 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
82 Swift  Apus apus
83 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
84 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
85 Western Bonelli’s Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli
86 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
87 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
88 Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus
89 Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator
90 Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
91 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
92 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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