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.

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About Birds

Turtle Dove
Back when I wrote this article during autumn, Turtle Doves were passing through nearby at La Janda, near Facinas.  I saw scores of them drifting over sunflower fields only to hear the distant sound of gunshot and come to the ...
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Every few years a bird book comes along that threatens to exhaust superlatives.  Despite the manifold worries that 2020 has brought, it will go down in the history of ornithological publishing as being one of the few years that gave ...
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The Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra is one of our most abundant and widespread songbirds in Andalucía with the males’ jangling keys song delivered from a prominent perch; a common sound in Spring and Summer.  The bird is particularly associated with ...
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Birding Sites

Given the popularity of nearby La Janda, it seems surprising that relatively few birders explore the area between Medina Sidonia and Benalup despite a host of interesting species.  Superficially, the track along the Corredor Verde dos Bahias seems to offer ...
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I imagine that if you mention the Costa del Sol to the unknowing and the ill-informed, they conjure up a vision of sandy beaches, lots of concrete and fish and chips. And yet, just a short drive away, you can ...
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Like so many others, I was first introduced to this wonderful site (which a lesser man might have kept to himself) by Peter Jones. Quite simply of all the many places I’ve taken birding friends to visit in western Andalucia, ...
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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

I am, like all our members, so extremely proud of the support we are able to give to various conservation projects. It has long been the aim of the Society to become a major source of assistance to regional conservation ...
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/ Conservation, Newsflash
Wildlife-crime-Poisened-Griffon-Vulture
Spain is, without doubt, a geographical haven for a diverse spectrum of wildlife. The Iberian Peninsula as a whole is blessed with more than 68,000 animal species, representing over 50% of the species present in the European Union and with ...
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/ Conservation
Hoopoe
A paradise for birds in Andalusia´s heart This is the name given to the location where the bird ringing station is located, and it is a smallholding of private property, aware of the social and environmental importance of ornithology, experts ...
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/ Conservation

Flowers

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Insects

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Interviews

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My Local Patch

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North of Ronda lies my village of Olvera, my local patch; from here I travel west to Campillos and Fuente de Piedra, east to Arcos de la Frontera, north to Osuna and south to Montejaque.  Olvera is a large village ...
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/ My Local Patch
Axarquia-Little-Egret
I am lucky enough to live near the pretty white village of Frigiliana which overlooks the sea from the foothills of the Axarquia, a region of high sierras, to the East of Malaga. As a boy I remember reading my ...
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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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/ My Local Patch

Photography

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Surveys

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Visit Reports

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Various

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