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

Turtle Dove
Back when I wrote this article during autumn, Turtle Doves were passing through nearby at La Janda, near Facinas.  I saw scores of them drifting over sunflower fields only to hear the distant sound of gunshot and come to the ...
Every few years a bird book comes along that threatens to exhaust superlatives.  Despite the manifold worries that 2020 has brought, it will go down in the history of ornithological publishing as being one of the few years that gave ...
The Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra is one of our most abundant and widespread songbirds in Andalucía with the males’ jangling keys song delivered from a prominent perch; a common sound in Spring and Summer.  The bird is particularly associated with ...

Birding Sites

I get to count my blessings that both companies and individuals alike choose me to guide for them whilst visiting Morocco. I love this wonderful country, the scenery, the wildlife and the people. Each visit cultivates the passion I have ...
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The small lagoon complex formed by marshlands, waterlogged areas and different pools that constitute the Nature Reserve of Suarez's Pond, the so-called "Charca de Suárez" in Spanish, make this place a real oasis for nature and wildlife. Located in the ...
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Although still shown on several road maps Laguna de los Tollos, near El Cuervo on the border between the provinces of Cadiz and Seville, has been largely ignored by birdwatchers visiting SW Spain.  It failed to get a mention in ...
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Comparative Field Guide

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Conservation

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Pescasseroli Declaration 2010 On the occasion of the EUROPARC Federation’s 2010 conference, September 29th- October 2nd in the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park Italy 2010 is the International year of Biodiversity. Protected areas are the keystones in the preservation ...
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SHORT TERM CUTS - LONG TERM DAMAGE TO EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY On the occasion of the EUROPARC Federation conference 2010, September 29th- October 2nd,in the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park Italy around 300 international nature conservationists contributed to the Pescasseroli ...
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Wetlands Loss Endangers Birds on African-Eurasian Flyway THE HAGUE, (ENS) – One-third of the critical wetlands that migratory waterbirds need when traveling between Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia are entirely unprotected, according to the first survey using ...
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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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