Date(s) - 18/02/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
venta Las Vegas
Field Meeting in the steppe of Osuna
Saturday, Feb 18th, 2023
Venta Las Vegas, Osuna. This venta has a habit of not to be open on a Saturday morning so for us coffee freaks you will have to come early and get you fix in the town of Osuna.
Leader of the day:
Directions to the Meeting Point:
The Venta is just off the A92 (Sevilla to Antequerra) motorway at junction 80, Osuna.
Information about the Meeting:
If the number of people attending is as large as previous years I will organise you into as few cars as possible to keep the convoy to a minimum. There will be some off-road driving so we will also leave unsuitable cars at the venta.
We will first travel through farmland on dirt tracks, stopping at old farm buildings and also stopping on the tracks to look for species that favour this habitat.
Clothing and Food:
The weather in can be cool so warm clothing is recommended.
You will also need a picnic lunch or members can eat at a local venta.
Red-legged Partridge, Common Shelduck, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler
Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, White-headed Duck, Little Grebe , Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Western Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Black-winged Kite, Red Kite, Black Kite, Griffon Vulture, Western Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrie, Common Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Purple Swamphen, Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Stone Curlew, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Northern Lapwing, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover , Black-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Collared Pratincole, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Rock Dove, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Little Owl, Hoopoe, Southern Grey Shrike, Common Raven, Blue Tit, Great tit, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Skylark, Swallow, House Martin, Cetti’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Spotless Starling, Blackbird, Stonechat, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Iberian Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Tawny Pipit, Chaffinch, Serin, Goldfinch, Linnet, Corn Bunting.
Other sites in the area for those staying overnight:
There are several other sites in the area including Luguna Dulce and the other smaller lagunas around Campillos. Further along the A92 is Fuente de Piedra.
1. We will ask a member to write a trip report for our experiences of the day.
2. Members can invite guests, but they must join the Society on the day for insurance purposes.
3. We will ask members in attendance to drop a voluntary micro-contribution in a collection box to show their appreciation for the day and help support a nominated ABS conservation project.
If you would like to help us in funding the many conservation projects we support please donate via this link here.
Bookings are closed for this event.