Field Meeting – Cabo de Gata – Salt Flats – 2nd September 2023

Date(s) - 02/09/2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Restaurante el Barquero


Leader for the day:

Garry Pearson – Local Guide (ABS Member)
Frank Hair – Field Meeting Officer

Directions to the meeting point:
Restaurante el Barquero, Carretera Gabo de Gata  12
Pujaire, Níjar (Almeria)

Information about the meeting:

We will assemble in the El Barquero Restaurant at 09:00h sharp; please be on time because I want to be away from this location promptly to meet-up with our guide for the day at 09.30h. at the public birdwatching hide located on the edge of the Cabo Salinas where there is ample parking, (closeby to the Blanca Brisa Hotel). Here we will explore the salt flats for Waders, Gulls, Flamingos,Spoonbills including Audouin’s Terns and a Caspian if we are lucky. We may see a few Warblers and Wheatears along the way!

At around 13:00h we will head back to the El Barquero Restaurant for lunch.

Around 15.00h we will head for the beach side track towards Rambla Morales where we will spend time looking for more Waders and also Ducks, such as the White Headed and Marble Teal. At the end of the tour you will likely have Herons, Terns and maybe an Eagle or two on your birding list!

Accommodation in the area:

Details about the accommodation offered by our Affiliated Members in this area can be found by using the following this link.

Clothing and food:
At this time of the year, it will be hot so hats and sunscreen with a flask of water.


  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 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.

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