A little rain, a few clouds and temperatures abated to produce a perfect start to a birding extravaganza during the first half of September. The highlight for me was entertaining a group of UK birders under the leadership of my lifelong friend, and Patron of … Continue readingABS Patron Tim Appleton MBE visits our region
Global Bird Weekend 13, 14 & 15 October October Big Day – Saturday 14 October We hope you are ready to take part! Existing Teams who took part in Global Bird Weekend 2022 and Global Big Day 2023 are automatically registered to take part in this … Continue readingJoin in with Global Bird Weekend October 13, 14, 15th
Okay, it is confession time, as the accumulated wisdom of this old fella finally overcame July’s unreasonable behaviour of heatwave birdwatching and succumbed to the far more sensible option of spending more time at home and in the comfort of an airconditioned office. It always … Continue readingWings are clipped by summer heat
Phew, this month is an article by the melting birder as I traverse my paradise in the blazing heat of July and try to endure temperatures at dangerous levels for this aged soul. Even doing routes with the trusted car and air conditioning is hot … Continue readingHeatwave Birding
July has seen us with our nose to the grindstone working on an exciting project for the Andalucía Bird Society. Working alongside the Society’s inhouse designer and webmaster Pieter Verheij, we have completed the task of creating a booklet (44 pages) entitled ‘Birds of Andalucia … Continue readingNEW revised and updated Checklist for Andalucía
Just when will we get rains, our spring has been one of the driest and hottest on record producing parched landscapes that would normally have remained dressed in their green finery until the beginning of June, as alluded to later in my article. In all … Continue readingBirding in the heat of summer
At the beginning of spring, I am often struck by the thought I might be a strange old birder or more than a little weird as I get impatient, anxious, and more than a little excited at the prospect of finding early spring migrants. The … Continue readingWelcome Home
Our ABS Tour to Morocco was a resounding success and enjoyed by all of the 18 members who accompanied the first overseas tour by ABS. Not only was the tour a success for those accompanying us, but it also contributed €1.659,03 to our conservation fund … Continue readingABS 2023 Tour to Morocco a great success!
It always surprises me that I still act like a child who is anticipating a pile of gift-wrapped goodies for Christmas as I search in hope of seeing our first summer visitors as they return from their winter break in Africa. Every part of the … Continue readingSpringtime is just a moment away!
You would be extremely hard pressed to find another area within the whole of Europe as good as Andalucía for birdwatching. Its great diversity of habitats translates into such an array of birds, not to mention other wildlife, that frequent visitors are often surprised how, … Continue readingThe many joys of birding in Andalucía