12 March 2014

Bonanza Salt Pans

Still on a high from recent successful birding trips, we scheduled a visit to the salt pans in Bonanza.
Grey Wagtail

We set off out early one weekend, as the forecast had shown pleasantly dry weather and we wanted to make the most out of our day out.


Fortunately, it was yet another great day out! We spotted numerous birds and we were able to quietly observe them, and capture some decent photographs too.

Slender-billed Gull

Black-headed Gull
Here is a complete list of what we saw on the day:


  • Black-tailed Godwit
  • Ruff
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Redshank
  • Greenshank
  • Avocet
  • Grey Heron
  • Great White Egret
  • Cattle Egret
Little Ringed Plover


  • Little Egret
  • Osprey
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Spoonbill
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Slender-billed Gull
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Black Kite
  • Black Stork
  • Stonechat
  • Wheatear

Black-tailed Godwit

Black-winged Stilt, Dunlin & Ruff

  • White Wagtail
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Fan-tailed Warbler
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Dunlin
  • Little Stint
  • Grey Plover
  • Whimbrel
  • Black Redstat
  • Crested Lark
  • Sardinian Warbler

Grey Heron

Common Sandpiper
Overall we spent a total of four hours in Bonanza. We are certainly looking forward to going out bird watching again, when our schedules can permit it of course!

Greater Flamingo

Little Egret

Nevertheless, we already have our next post drafted out, and this will focus on a specific bird as we did with the Common Buzzard.

Ruff & Black-winged Stilt




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