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

The summer so far has seen a fairly mixed set of fortunes for my local birds. All the warblers seem to have enjoyed a good breeding season and so too our raptors (one local pair of Bonelli’s Eagle raised 2 ...
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Virtually every morning now, the sun rises and very quickly becomes the great inhibitor to forays on foot in search of birds. For me woodlands and riverside walks are bearable early mornings, but temperatures quickly rise to make this a ...
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European Bee Eater Merops apiaster Among the most looked forward to and colourful heralds of spring is our Bee Eater; they brighten the season with their bubbling calls as they announce their arrival to our shores, usually arriving in numbers ...
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Birding Sites

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Let’s do a little history It was one o’clock in the morning in Málaga city on September the 24th 1907 when, while the population slept, and without one single raindrop having fallen on the city, an enormous flood of water ...
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“……And beyond Osuna´s   huge barren plains and steppes with several salt lagoons which shone with the sun”. With this short description Charles Edmond Boissier portrayed the view over the Guadalquivir valley from Pilar del Tolox one day at the end ...
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Eastern Spain has been unnoticed as a birding destination for many years. Many people think that Valencia and Alicante provinces are just buildings along the coast, just an area to spend your holidays sunbathing and relaxing; nothing else. If you ...
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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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