Taking the bird to the vet or wild bird rescue centre

Handling and Care  Birds will usually be more comfortable with their wings held against their bodies; feet supported. Think about the size of the bird before you attempt to handle it: Small birds: Can be firmly held in one hand, positioning the hand over the bird … Continue readingTaking the bird to the vet or wild bird rescue centre

The Little Owl (Athene noctua)

Widespread and common, this stocky and robust owl is perhaps familiar to many of us in Andalucía. Although, with its wonderfully camouflaged plumage it can easily escape being seen by our casual observations whilst we travel throughout our surrounding countryside. The Little Owl is widespread … Continue readingThe Little Owl (Athene noctua)

TUMBABUEY and the conservation of Lesser Kestrels in Cádiz

It has been 14 years since we started the conservation of Lesser Kestrels in Cádiz. Coincidentally, in March 2008, a member of our association climbed the tower of the San Isidro Labrador Parish Church, in Los Barrios, when he noticed the presence of several Lesser … Continue readingTUMBABUEY and the conservation of Lesser Kestrels in Cádiz

Serranía de Ronda and surrounds for birding in autumn

It’s amazing just how quickly time seems to flyby. It was only yesterday when summer’s visit painted our skies in the deepest of blue and softened the rough hues of our mountains with shimmering haze. It was only yesterday when Black Kite, Honey Buzzard wheeled … Continue readingSerranía de Ronda and surrounds for birding in autumn