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

Sardinian Warbler
I wonder how many times, when seeing a small brown job flying from one side of the road to other, that we catch ourselves saying ‘it's just a House Sparrow’? Or when we see a warbler flitting through scrub we ...
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Moussier's Redstart male
October 2019 is certainly proving to be a rewarding month for rarities. As if we needed any further incentives to get out and about birding! Moussier’s Redstart  Phoenicurus moussieri  male, seen at Los Lances, Tarifa on the 13th October. Andrés ...
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Sunday 28th October. We decided to go and see if the Little Bunting was still present with friends at the park in La Linea. It wasn’t long before our friend, Alex Colorado, spotted an Olive-backed Pipit, then amazingly, while taking ...
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Birding Sites

andalucia---natural-parks
Andalucía, the southern most point of the Iberian Peninsula, is the second largest of the autonomous communities in Spain and it contains 8 provinces.  It covers nearly 9 million hectares, an area larger than Scotland and almost as large as ...
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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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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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