August Birding Big Day around The Route of 100 Birds (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

Autumn bird migration is on the way, leaving us interesting observations...

Have a look at the pictures and the complete list of 104 species observed below!

The signs of migration have been evident everywhere, specially at Los Montes, with lots of calls from the Redstarts in the morning; El Torcal, with big flocks of Honey Buzzards and Black Kites, Bee-eaters and Swifts, and lots of White-throats swarming around the scrub; the Peñarrubia cliff, with a pair of Black Vultures; and the Mouth of the Guadalhorce, with waders like Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper and a Squacco Heron.

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Complete list of birds observed:

1 Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii
2 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
3 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
4 Black Kite Milvus migrans
5 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
6 Black Vulture Aegypius monachus
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  Hieraaetus pennatus
16 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
17 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
18 Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs
19 Coal Tit  Periparus ater
20 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
21 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
22 Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos
23 Coot  Fulica atra
24 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
25 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
26 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
27 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
28 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
29 Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undata
30 Dunlin Calidris alpina
31 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
32 Firecrest  Regulus ignicapilla
33 Flamingo  Phoenicopterus roseus
34 Gadwall  Anas strepera
35 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
36 Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus
37 Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major
38 Great Tit  Parus major
39 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
40 Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis
41 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
42 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
43 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
44 Griffon Vulture  Gyps fulvus
45 Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
46 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
47 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
48 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
49 Iberian Grey Shrike  Lanius meridionalis
50 Jay  Garrulus glandarius
51 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
52 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
53 Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
54 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
55 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
56 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
57 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
58 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
59 Little Stint Calidris minuta
60 Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus
61 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
62 Mediterranean Gull  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
63 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
64 Mistle Thrush  Turdus viscivorus
65 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
66 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
67 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
68 Nuthatch  Sitta europaea
69 Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus
70 Pochard  Aythya ferina
71 Raven  Corvus corax
72 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
73 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
74 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
75 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
76 Robin Erithacus rubecula
77 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
78 Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
79 Sanderling  Calidris alba
80 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
81 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
82 Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea diomedea
83 Short-toed Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
84 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
85 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
86 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
87 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
88 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
89 Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
90 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
91 Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
92 Swift  Apus apus
93 Tawny Owl Strix aluco
94 Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
95 Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
96 Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
97 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
98 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
99 Whitethroat Sylvia communis
100 Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus
101 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
102 Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator
103 Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava
104 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
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