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

The Common Nightingale - Luscinia megarhynchos What is your favourite bird that you most look forward to seeing return to us this spring and stay for our summer? If you are like me, then it is a hard choice with ...
The Iberian Magpie aka Azure-winged Magpie. Look through your guidebooks as long as you like, but you'll never find an entry for Widdrington’s Magpie. This isn't surprising, as it doesn't exist!  But for a quirk of timing and history, though, ...
Just 14 kms of open water separates us from our north African neighbours Morocco. And yet, the difference in not only culture and peoples, but is surpassed by the magnificent diversity in bird life. Amazing that just a stone’s throw ...

Birding Sites

Casi siempre que se hace referencia al Birdwatching en Andalucía, se suele tener una imagen clara de dónde poder disfrutar de esta afición dirigiendo nuestras miradas a las provincias de Huelva, Cádiz y Sevilla. Si nos damos cuenta, son provincias ...
Almost always when referring to Bird watching in Andalucía, it is usually a very clear picture of where to enjoy this hobby, directing our attention towards the provinces of Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla. If we take time to think about ...
Reserva Natural del Complejo Endorréico de Espera or, to use its more informal name, ‘Lagunas de Espera’, is tucked away out of sight in the rolling hills east of the village of that name which itself is 15km north of ...

Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

One of life's greatest pleasures is being able to help bird conservation efforts here in Andalucía. I am so grateful to our members at the Andalucía Bird Society for their continuing support towards our conservation projects. 2020 sees the Society ...
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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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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Flowers

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Insects

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Interviews

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My Local Patch

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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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