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

Snow Bunting
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis makes an appearance as we enter our winter. Seems appropriate to me and also somewhat surprising. These birds are highly social during the winter so an appearance by a single bird is doubly unexpected. Our bird ...
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Moussier's Redstart female
The region’s close proximity to Morocco produces the odd record of birds native to Africa. Unsurprisingly these records are increasing in modern times as a result of climate change. Over the last decade sightings of a particularly beautiful bird, the ...
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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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Birding Sites

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Although birds are my primary interest, like many birdwatchers I enjoy seeing other forms of wildlife. Given my interest in Spain, it was inevitable that seeing Iberian Lynx Lynx pardinus would come high on my wish list. However, for years ...
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Castilla-Little-Bustard-&-PT-Sandgrouse-(Natura-Indomita)
It is a Sunday in the month of August, 7:30 pm, when we get into our car and head by road to the steppes of Campo de Calatrava. It’s just 15 minutes drive  to start birding and we know that ...
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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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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

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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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