Field Meeting – Sierra de Grazalema – 19th June 2021

Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/06/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Restaurante Mesón Los Alamillos

Categories


Event: ABS field meeting for June 2021

Date: Saturday 19th June 2021

Meeting Point: Restaurante Mesón los Alamillos

Start time: 9.00

Leader for the day: Frank Hair and Peter Jones

Information about the meeting:
If a good number of members attend, we will divide the meeting into 2 groups each led by either Frank or Peter. The areas we will visit in the morning will focus on the local mountain birds and those frequenting the surrounding valleys. The scenery is spectacular and the location is a favoured site for both Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle. We will gather for lunch at our meeting point for those wanting a sit down meal and drinks, those bringing a packed lunch can proceed to a parkland area nearby. The afternoon will see us visit a river and open habitat, a great place to sit and watch breeding Bee Eater. We will also visit a secluded upland mountain pasture and here we hope to find Thekla and Crested Lark, with a very good chance to see Orphean Warbler and Iberian Grey Shrike.

Accommodation in the area:
See ABS website for any corporate members in the area. Details about the accommodation offered by our Affiliated Members in this area can be found by using the following link https://www.andaluciabirdsociety.org/affiliated-services/accommodation-by-province/cadiz.html

Clothing and food:
It will be hot so hats and lots of water will be needed. Members have the option to bring a packed lunch or have a sit down meal at the Venta meeting point.

Possible birds:
We will be in the mountains so lots of mountain birds including Black Wheatear, Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Alpine Swift, Swift sp (with White-rumped Swift possible), Crag Martin, Swallows, House Martin, Hoopoe, Bee Eater, Woodchat and Iberian Grey Shrike and many more.

Other sites in the area for those staying overnight:
Information about all these bird sites can be found on the Society’s web site https://www.andaluciabirdsociety.org/bird-sites/cadiz.html

Note:
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:

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