Birdwalking at the Hoz de Marin (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

We were eager to enjoy nature and spring weather after so much rain!

Have a look at more pictures and the complete list of 49 species observed below!

As the main trail into the Hoz (gorge) de Marin was closed after the big fire in 2016, today we decided to walk the Gran Senda de Malaga from Archidona to the river.

The sounds coming from the valley were fantastic, including the powerful songs of Nightingales, calls from Hoopoes and Cetti’s Warblers, and the drumming of the woodpeckers.

We spotted lots of interesting birds like Wryneck, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, Azure-winged Magpie, Hawfinch, Bonelli’s Warbler, Rock and Cirl Buntings, and the first Golden Oriole of the season.

We also had great views of a male Sparrowhawk sunbathing on his perch and many Nightingales singing from the lush river forest.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cooki
2 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
3 Black Wheatear  Oenanthe leucura
4 Blackbird  Turdus merula
5 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
6 Blue Rock Thrush  Monticola solitarius
7 Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus
8 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
9 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
10 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
11 Coal Tit  Periparus ater
12 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
13 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
14 Crested Tit  Lophophanes cristatus
15 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
16 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
17 Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major
18 Great Tit  Parus major
19 Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis
20 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
21 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
22 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
23 Hawfinch  Coccothraustes coccothraustes
24 Hoopoe Upupa epops
25 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
26 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
27 Jay Garrulus glandarius
28 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
29 Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus
30 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
31 Nuthatch  Sitta europaea
32 Raven Corvus corax
33 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
34 Robin Erithacus rubecula
35 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
36 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
37 Serin  Serinus serinus
38 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
39 Siskin Spinus spinus
40 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
41 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
42 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
43 Swift  Apus apus
44 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
45 Western Bonelli’s Warbler  Phylloscopus bonelli
46 Whitethroat Sylvia communis
47 Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus
48 Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
49 Wryneck Jynx torquilla
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