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

I have various species of warbler present here at the Finca. Some like the Cetti’s, fan tailed and Sardinian are resident, whilst the Bonelli's and Melodious are summer breeders, still others like the Chiffchaff, Willow, Garden, Reed and Whitethroats are ...
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Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata has its European stronghold in Andalucía. Rightly it is an iconic species of the region. A medium sized eagle, it is a much sought after and prized species by resident and visiting birders. Here we replicate ...
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The summer so far has seen a fairly mixed set of fortunes for my local birds. All the warblers seem to have enjoyed a good breeding season and so too our raptors (one local pair of Bonelli’s Eagle raised 2 ...
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/ About Birds, Newsflash

Birding Sites

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The small lagoon complex formed by marshlands, waterlogged areas and different pools that constitute the Nature Reserve of Suarez's Pond, the so-called "Charca de Suárez" in Spanish, make this place a real oasis for nature and wildlife. Located in the ...
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/ Birding Sites
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Although still shown on several road maps Laguna de los Tollos, near El Cuervo on the border between the provinces of Cadiz and Seville, has been largely ignored by birdwatchers visiting SW Spain.  It failed to get a mention in ...
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Jose Antonio Valverde Visitors Centre The Visitor Centre has a reception for information, restrooms, gift shop and vending area. Also free 2 exhibition room and a 12 minutes long audiovisual. Visitors Centre Timetable: (free entrance) 1st of October - 31st ...
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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

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In the UK, we tend to moan about the excesses of bird-killing, much of it illegal, that occur in Mediterranean countries. We ‘tut tut!’ about bird-liming in Cyprus, spring hunting in Malta and southwest France, and bird-trapping in Italy and ...
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/ Conservation
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Wader Quest was originally all about the Spoon-billed Sandpiper; raising money for it and raising awareness about it. This soon developed into a world-wide search for wader species that took us to 14 countries on 6 continents to see 175 ...
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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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Flowers

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Insects

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Interviews

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My Local Patch

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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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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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