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

Griffon Vulture
We are extremely fortunate to have our common giant of the skies, Griffon Vulture, present throughout our region. Who couldn’t be impressed by seeing this huge raptor soaring overhead in large flocks, using updraughts and thermals as they effortlessly cruise ...
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White Wagtail
Autumn and winter rains can produce stands of still waters preferred by birds for bathing and drinking. These large ‘puddles’ can be especially productive when located near to our river systems. Of course our rivers attract many birds, but when ...
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We asked Antonio Pestana if he could let us know what birds we might expect to see during our next Field Meeting (November 16th). Although Antonio was at pains to point out the list is not exhaustive, it does give ...
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Birding Sites

Andalucía is one of the regions with the greatest biodiversity in the European continent, in both number of different species occurring in the area and the number of exclusive species, so its distribution in the world is limited to specific ...
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 When we drive along the A92 motorway north of the province of Malaga, next to the town of Fuente de Piedra, we discover a floodplain surrounded by an agricultural landscape dominated by olive groves: the lagoon of Fuente de Piedra ...
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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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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

Changes to endangered species list on the Canaries upsets ecologists. The Canary Islands Government have approved a bill which intends to remove 50% of the species and sub-species from the protected list of flora and fauna on the islands. Those ...
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For the Birds! has been inspired by Audubon (New York). For the Birds! is an elementary education programme that teaches environmental awareness and appreciation of nature through the study of birds. Together with a friend of ours, Barbara Vagliano of ...
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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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