Birding at the Mouth of the Guadalhorce (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

The rain gave us respite for nice observations of Spotted Crake, Stone Curlew, Audouin’s Gull and the five hirundines (Barn and Red-rumped Swallows, Crag, House and Sand Martins) on active passage!

Click here for the Spotted Crake "video-glimpse"

Have a look at some more pictures and the complete list of 51 species observed below!

 Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Audouin's Gll Ihthyaeus audouinii
2 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
3 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
4 Black Kite Milvus migrans
5 Blackbird  Turdus merula
6 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
7 Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollis
8 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
9 Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus
10 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
11 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
12 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita
13 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
14 Coot  Fulica atra
15 Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo
16 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
17 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
18 Dunlin Calidris alpina
19 Gannet  Morus bassanus
20 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
21 Greenshank  Tringa nebularia
22 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
23 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
24 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
25 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
26 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
27 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
28 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
29 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
30 Mediterranean Gull  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
31 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
32 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
33 Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
34 Pochard  Aythya ferina
35 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
36 Sand Martin Riparia riparia
37 Sanderling  Calidris alba
38 Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensis
39 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
40 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
41 Serin  Serinus serinus
42 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
43 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
44 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
45 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
46 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
47 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
48 Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
49 Teal  Anas crecca
50 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
51 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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