Welcome to the ABS Article Archives

Our archives contain all articles written by members and friends of the Society.  Most of the articles will also have been published in our member’s quarterly magazine ‘Birds of Andalucía’.  The subjects are mostly related to birds, but other areas of general interest, fauna and flora are also included.
For our member’s convenience the archives have been arranged in indexes so that topics of interest can be found more easily.

Adding to our Archives
We are fortunate to have in our midst a number of members who enjoy producing articles of interest for publication.  If you, like them, would care to donate an article for inclusion in our archive’s library, please send your copy by email attachment to the Society (abs.sociedad@gmail.com) clearly stating your name and contact details.  We will accredit your name for any published articles on this website or our quarterly magazine.  We hope all authors interested in the Society will help to create to this ever improving and growing resource.

All articles appearing on this website © Andalucía Bird Society.  All rights reserved.

About Birds

Moussier's Redstart female
The region’s close proximity to Morocco produces the odd record of birds native to Africa. Unsurprisingly these records are increasing in modern times as a result of climate change. Over the last decade sightings of a particularly beautiful bird, the ...
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Griffon Vulture
We are extremely fortunate to have our common giant of the skies, Griffon Vulture, present throughout our region. Who couldn’t be impressed by seeing this huge raptor soaring overhead in large flocks, using updraughts and thermals as they effortlessly cruise ...
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White Wagtail
Autumn and winter rains can produce stands of still waters preferred by birds for bathing and drinking. These large ‘puddles’ can be especially productive when located near to our river systems. Of course our rivers attract many birds, but when ...
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Birding Sites

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Let’s do a little history It was one o’clock in the morning in Málaga city on September the 24th 1907 when, while the population slept, and without one single raindrop having fallen on the city, an enormous flood of water ...
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“……And beyond Osuna´s   huge barren plains and steppes with several salt lagoons which shone with the sun”. With this short description Charles Edmond Boissier portrayed the view over the Guadalquivir valley from Pilar del Tolox one day at the end ...
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Eastern Spain has been unnoticed as a birding destination for many years. Many people think that Valencia and Alicante provinces are just buildings along the coast, just an area to spend your holidays sunbathing and relaxing; nothing else. If you ...
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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

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Rutland Water “Osprey introduction project” connects schools and communities There is no doubt that Andalucía is one of the best places to watch bird migration anywhere in the world. The sight of thousands of migrant raptors and storks heading across ...
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About the Author: Ceri Levy – is a documentary film maker, writer and producer who is best known for the documentary film Bananaz about the band Gorillaz. Ceri is at present working on a film about the way birds inspire and ...
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Wassenaar/Majorca/Vienna/Paris/Frankfurt “The conservation of vultures has a long history in Europe. In 1978, experts decided to breed and reintroduce Bearded vultures to the Alpine mountain ecosystem. After 30 years of efforts we have reintroduced over 150 birds, and 15 pairs ...
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Flowers

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Insects

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Interviews

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My Local Patch

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La Rondeña sits on a ridge in the Sierra Cabrera, a range of hills some fifty kilometres north east of Almeria city. Patchwork, it’s always been a facet of birding that I’ve enjoyed. There’s something rather satisfying about working your ...
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It was when a birder commented on one of my photographs that they would not have associated a Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus with Marbella, that I started to think about the wonderful birdlife that we are blessed with here on ...
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Photography

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Surveys

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Visit Reports

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Various

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