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

Another fantastic day at this emblematic birding site of the Costa del Sol, with a very early start to watch Red-necked Nightjars and a good representation of seagulls including Yellow-legged, Black-headed, Audouin’s, Slender-billed and even a late Lesser Black-backed one.

Photo: Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

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Complete list of birds observed:

1 Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii
2 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
3 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
4 Blackbird  Turdus merula
5 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
6 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
7 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
8 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
9 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
10 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
11 Coot  Fulica atra
12 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
13 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
14 Dunlin Calidris alpina
15 Gadwall  Anas strepera
16 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
17 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
18 Grey Plover  Pluvialis squatarola
19 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
20 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
21 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
22 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
23 Kentish Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus
24 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
25 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
26 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
27 Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
28 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
29 Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius
30 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
31 Monk Parakeet  Myiopsitta monachus
32 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
33 Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos
34 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
35 Pallid Swift  Apus pallidus
36 Pochard  Aythya ferina
37 Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
38 Red-rumped Swallow  Cecropis daurica
39 Redshank  Tringa totanus
40 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
41 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
42 Sanderling  Calidris alba
43 Sandwich Tern  Thalasseus sandvicensis
44 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
45 Serin  Serinus serinus
46 Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei
47 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
48 Swift  Apus apus
49 White-headed Duck  Oxyura leucocephala
50 Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahelis
51 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
Last modified onWednesday, 12 December 2018 13:54

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