Field Meeting – La Janda / Barbate Marshes – 21st September 2024

Date(s) - 21/09/2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotel Apolo X1


March field meeting for ABS to La Janda and Barbate marshes.

21st September 2024

Start Time

Meeting point
Hotel Apolo XI in the village of Tahivilla

Leader for the day
Frank Hair

Information about the meeting
La Janda is one of the most important areas in Southern Spain and is now being recognised as such. We will drive along the farm tracks which crisscross the area on the lookout for birds stocking up after there long flight over the straights of Gibraltar. Lunch will be a packed lunch, to spent as much time birdwatching as we can.

After lunch we will make our way to the marshes around Barbate which at this time of the year should be full of migrants. This area has always given the society good views of some wonderful birds. The resident Little Owl for example and the Northern Bald Ibis.

Accommodation in the area
Check the ABS web site for our corporate members in the area.

Clothing and Food
A packed lunch is the order of the day, but there are plenty of ventas in the area for those who want a sit-down meal around the entrance to the Barbate Marshes.

Possible birds
As this will be at the start of the Autumn migration, we could see any of the birds which migrate between Europe and Africa.

Other sites in the area for those staying overnight, Tarifa is only a few Kilometres further south and is another excellent place for watching the spring migration. Further north is the Laguna de Madina and anywhere along this cost is a good place for watching birds.

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.



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