11 February 2011

Guadalhorce, Malaga

We visited a new location yesterday, as we had never been to Guadalhorce yet we had heard that it was a good place for bird watching. The river flows into the sea so you have several habitats all in one place, meaning different varieties of birds (i.e. sea birds, water fowl, etc).

Guadalhorce is a Nature Reserve so there was a chance to view a map which specified where the hides were located and we used this opportunity to spend some time in each one, scanning the areas and hoping to catch a glimpse of different bird species to make our trip worthwhile.
Fortunately, we had a relatively good day and spotted the following:
  • Black-headed Gull
  •  Lesser Black-backed Gull
  •  Cormorant
  • Monk Parakeet
  • Robin
  • Swallow
  • Penduline Tit
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Booted Eagle
  • Turnstone
  • Sanderling
  • Shoveller
  • Grey Heron 
  • Coot
  • White-headed Duck
  • Fantailed Warbler
  • Black Redstart
  • Stonechat
  • White Wagtail
  • Meadow Pippet
  • Crested Lark
  • Kingfisher
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Sardinian Warbler
  • Green Shank
  • Moorhen
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Kestrel 

We reckon it will be a very interesting place to visit during the breeding season (spring time) so we will definitely be going to that area again when the time comes.
Here are some more photos that we took on the day:

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We're off to La Janda tomorrow with Stephen Daly and GOHNS so we might be able to bring you some more good photos soon enough... Hope you have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Nice little taster of the reserve, I'm heading across in October 2012 so just reading up on Guadalhocre.