Date(s) - 18/09/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lidl Car park Tarifa
Event: ABS Field Meeting at Tarifa and La Janda
Date: Saturday, 18th September 2021
Meeting Point: The car park at the Lidl supermarket on the outskirts of Tarifa
Leader for the day: Frank Hair
Directions to the meeting point: Coming from Algeciras on the N340 take the first turning for Tarifa. Coming from Vejer de la Frontera on the N340 take the second turning for Tarifa, which is further up the hill, from the first. You should see the Lidl supermarket car park on the right shortly after leaving the N340.
Information about the meeting: We will assemble in the large Lidl car park at 09:00; please be on time because I want to be away from the car park promptly. Here we will pool cars to minimise the number of cars used during the Field Meeting. We do this because at some of the observatories there is limited parking and also long convoys can be dangerous.
The cars that are not used will be left in the car park and collected at the end of the day. The observatories that we use will depend on the wind direction on the day. If the wind is blowing from the west we will be heading closer to Algeciras and if the wind is from the east we will stay close to Tarifa.
At around 13:00 we will head for the hide at Playa de los Lances to observe the birds on the pool and the beach in front of the hide while we have lunch. Although I will be taking a packed lunch but I will also be stopping at Apollo 11 for coffee on our way to La Janda so those who want lunch can stop there.
Around 14:30 we will head for La Janda where we will spend about three hours looking for passage migrants and other birds.
These times will depend on the number of birds we are seeing.
If a large number of people show an interest in this Field Meeting we will split into two groups. One group will do what is described above and the other group will do it in reverse.
Accommodation 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
Clothing and food:
At this time of the year, it will be hot so hats and sunscreen. I will be taking a packed lunch but I will also be stopping at Apollo 11 for coffee on our way to La Janda so those who want lunch can stop there.
Black Kites, Honey Buzzard, White Stork, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture and possibly Black Stork. These are the main souring birds but we should get some other migrants.
Other sites in the area for those staying overnight:
Barbate Marshes, Bolonia, Gibraltar, Los Barrios, Ojén Valley, Río Guadiaro and Río Palmones & marshes.
Information about all these bird sites can be found on the Society’s web site https://www.andaluciabirdsociety.org/bird-sites
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.
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