Birding at El Chorro and the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

We had a fantastic walk to the cliffs of El Chorro, the farmlands and the Fuente Piedra Lake which will be in perfect conditions for the Greater Flamingos breeding after the rains.

Have a look at more pictures and the complete list of 71 species observed!

We were lucky to come back from the cliffs of El Chorro before it rained again! We could spot most of the gems here like Common Crossbill, Alpine Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Black Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Rock Bunting, Chough, Griffon Vulture, Short-toed Eagle and Golden Eagle.

We spotted our first Montagu’s Harriers and Woodchat Shrikes of the season in the farmlands.

The Fuente Piedra Lake is looking great. Apart from great observations of Greater Flamingos, we enjoyed Whiskered Tern, Wryneck, Red-rumped Swallow, White-headed Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Mediterranean Gull and Lesser Flamingo.

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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 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
5 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
6 Blackbird  Turdus merula
7 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
8 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
9 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
10 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
11 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
12 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
13 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita
14 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
15 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
16 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
17 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
18 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
19 Coot  Fulica atra
20 Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo
21 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
22 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
23 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
24 Gadwall  Anas strepera
25 Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos
26 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
27 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
28 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
29 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
30 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
31 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
32 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
33 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
34 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
35 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
36 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
37 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
38 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
39 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
40 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
41 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
42 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
43 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
44 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
45 Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus
46 Pochard  Aythya ferina
47 Raven  Corvus corax
48 Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina
49 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
50 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
51 Redshank  Tringa totanus
52 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
53 Ruff Calidris pugnax
54 Sand Martin Riparia riparia
55 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
56 Serin  Serinus serinus
57 Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna
58 Short-toed Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
59 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
60 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
61 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
62 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
63 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
64 Teal  Anas crecca
65 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
66 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
67 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
68 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
69 Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator
70 Wryneck Jynx torquilla
71 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
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