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

A Yellow-browed Warbler (Mosquitero bilistado - Phylloscopus inornatus) in the mist near Casares, found by Enrique Garcia 12th October 2019 and photographed by ABS member Kevin Wade. Breeds in temperate Asia and is a wide ranging migrant, wintering mainly in ...
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A host of birds, from northern and central Europe, make their way south during the autumn to spend the winter with us in Andalucía. We are fortunate to live in a temperate climate during a time when low temperatures and ...
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/ About Birds, Newsflash
I guess the first impression you get from seeing a Hoopoe for the very first time is a mixture of the comical as well as the beautiful. Is it a bird or an as yet undiscovered modern ancestor of the ...
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Birding Sites

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Since ancient times wetlands have been considered as worthless areas of standing water and also sources of infection. This idea is very unrealistic, since wetlands are ecosystems of great biodiversity despite occupying a small part of the earth's surface. Wetlands ...
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The Odiel Marshes between the sea, the earth and the sky In front of Huelva, possibly the oldest city in Western Europe, an estuary was born from the tidal sea and the embrace of the rivers Odiel and Tinto whose ...
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(El artículo en español - Véase a continuación) Birding in Almería province is a sensitive topic, because so many people are completely unaware of the area, always folk seem to think that we only have lizards and mosquitoes here.  And ...
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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

Vested interests and political motives distort the truth behind H5N1 outbreaks in wild birds. Vested interests mean wild birds are being blamed for the spread of avian flu, argues Dr Leon Bennun, whereas responsibility really lies with modern farming. Demands ...
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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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Photography

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Surveys

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Visit Reports

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Various

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