Bird watching around Archidona (Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain)

We have had a very pleasant morning visiting Huertas del Rio, Hoz de Marin, Archidona Lakes and Hondonero Heights...

Photo: Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)

Have a look at some more pictures and the complete list of 50 species observed below!

Some of the highlights of the day were the Azure-winged Magpie, Golden Eagle and the chase of a Goshawk by a brave male Sparrowhawk at the Hoz de Marin.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cooki
2 Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
3 Bee-eater Merops apiaster
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 Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
11 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
12 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
13 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
14 Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra
15 Coot  Fulica atra
16 Crag Martin  Ptyonoprogne rupestris
17 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
18 Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos
19 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
20 Goshawk  Accipiter gentilis
21 Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus
22 Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major
23 Great Tit  Parus major
24 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
25 Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis
26 Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
27 House Martin  Delichon urbicum
28 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
29 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
30 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
31 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
32 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
33 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
34 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
35 Pochard  Aythya ferina
36 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
37 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
38 Rock Bunting  Emberiza cia
39 Rock Dove Columba livia
40 Sardinian Warbler  Sylvia melanocephala
41 Serin  Serinus serinus
42 Short-toed Snake Eagle  Circaetus gallicus
43 Short-toed Treecreeper  Certhia brachydactyla
44 Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus
45 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
46 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
47 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
48 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
49 Wood Pigeon  Columba palumbus
50 Woodchat Shrike  Lanius senator
Last modified onWednesday, 12 December 2018 13:42

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