Barn Owl Project visit on August 22/23 – 2020

Date(s) - 22/08/2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hotel Fuente las Piedras


Meeting Point: IMPORTANT note for those attending next Saturday/Sunday’s field meeting. I received the following message from Antonio Pestana ‘Good morning Peter! Yesterday I was with a hotel worker and he told me that they have permanently closed the Hotel Mitra. Crisis helped by covid19. However, right next to it is the Fuente Las Piedras hotel, which is better and has a similar price, as well as a swimming pool’. See map above (Cabra).

NEW MEETING POINT – Fuente Las Piedras Hotel

Event: ABS Barn Owl Project and Field Meeting

Dates and Times: Saturday 22nd start time 20.00hrs to 22.00hrs to view Barn Owls etc – Sunday 23rd start time 07.00hrs to 11.00hrs (see below)

Leader for the day: Antonio Pestana

Directions: See Map attached

Information about the meeting:
Important. Because the meeting is spread over the 2 days, see dates and times above, it is possible for members to attend only on 1 of the 2 days if preferred. For those wishing to attend both meetings see recommended accommodations below. When booking please confirm if you are attending 1 or both days.

“Saturday and Sunday we will take a tour of the areas and we will visit in the meeting on August 22/23 in the Sierras Subbéticas cordobesas (Cabra – Córdoba). We will enjoy seeing black wheatears up close and at sunset, the Eagle owl singing from one of its favorite branches. Just remember that we must all take extreme care front covid19, so we will avoid hugs and use masks when the distance is close. See you very soon”. Antonio Pestana

Hotel Fuente Las Piedras (with pool), Pensión Guerrero (center). All of these hotels are in Cabra.

Clothing and food:
It’s summer. Bring fresh clothes. It is possible to eat in a restaurant near the hacking room. It’s possible to eat in a picnic area.

Possible birds:
You will see Barn Owl. You can hear and possibly see Little owl, Red-necked Nightjar, Eurasian Scops Owl etc. Other sites in the area for those staying overnight: This meeting starts at sunset and ends at night. The next day, early so as to avoid very hot temperatures, we will go to the mountain range of Cabra to see birds unique to that area.

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.

In case you have problems to do your booking, please read the following Member’s help post:


Bookings are closed for this event.

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