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.

Helping a wild bird in need

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About Birds

At the beginning of spring, I am often struck by the thought I might be a strange old birder or more than a little weird as I get impatient, anxious, and more than a little excited at the prospect of ...
Andalusia is packed full of beautiful towns and mountain villages usually surrounded by a pristine natural habitat and full of old-world romance. The Arab whitewashed hamlets of the south where an enchanting world of Moorish charm awaits visitors who travel ...
A good a place as any to start with this brief article is to note the name change to both the common and scientific names, so I present to you in all its glory the Western Orphean Warbler Curruca hortensis, ...

Birding Sites

Within the heartlands of Andalucía, nestling within Malaga Province, is a wilderness of outstanding natural beauty and importance. The Serranía de Ronda is a jewel in the crown of natural Spain and is one of the many spectacular wildernesses of ...
Unless they’re very fortunate and live near a ‘hotspot’, birders often tend to neglect their immediate surroundings in favour of heading off to a more distant locality where a good range of species can be more reliably found.  With various ...
Where to watch birds in Andalucia is a feature article we hope might be appreciated by members both resident and those visiting here. This regular feature, in collaboration with John Cantelo and others, will be dedicated to a single birding ...

Comparative Field Guide

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Olive Grove
EL OLIVAR. ¿EL OCASO DEL CAMPO ANDALUZ? Desde niño, mi entusiasmo, curiosidad y amor por la naturaleza se fueron forjando a orillas del Guadalquivir, a su paso por la provincia de Jaén. En este sentido, puedo decir que fui un ...
As spring approaches our birding lives are dominated by one thing – migration.  Migration is a physically demanding time, and the birds must have stored enough fat (energy) for them to make it through to their breeding grounds.  Many of ...
Spain is a big country, the second biggest in Europe and this size is reflected in the diversity of its topography, climate, geology and ecology. From true desert to sub-tropical cloud forest and baking lowland plain to high alpine glacier, ...


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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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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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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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Visit Reports

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