Field Meeting Tarifa – La Janda on Saturday 16th of September 2023

Date(s) - 16/09/2023
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Lidl Car park Tarifa


Lidl Tarifa

Meeting Point:

The car park at the Lidl supermarket on the outskirts of Tarifa

Leader for the day:

 Frank Hair

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 long convoys can be dangerous. We will have to park the cars outside of the car park.
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. You will need to bring a packed lunch with you.
Around 14:30 we will head for La Janda and Barbate Marshes, 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:

I will be taking a packed lunch but I will also be stopping Apollo 11 for coffee on our way to La Janda so those who want lunch can stop there.

Possible birds:

Black Kite, 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:

Information about all these bird sites can be found on the Society’s web site


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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