EL OLIVAR. ¿EL OCASO DEL CAMPO ANDALUZ? Desde niño, mi entusiasmo, curiosidad y amor por la naturaleza se fueron forjando a orillas del Guadalquivir, a su paso por la provincia de Jaén. En este sentido, puedo decir que fui un niño privilegiado ya que pasé … Continue readingHola Olivos, adiós a la fauna y flora!
Our rivers are in full flow as part of nature’s self-sustaining lifelines. They are such an enormous asset, a valuable resource here in our mountains and beyond. Unfortunately, many of our lagoons are depleted, and I really do wonder if illegal extraction for irrigating crops … Continue readingThe Joy of Spring
Until now, EU or national policies have not promoted, at a general level, either sustainable olive farming or the effective integration of environmental concerns into the sector. Recommendations have been made, but not followed by those responsible for the continuing unfettered assault on our fauna … Continue readingIndustrial and intensive Olive Plantations an environmental disaster
It’s sobering to think that it’s the best part of fifty years since I first visited southern Spain with a group of birding friends all on the cusp of going off to university. Our knowledge of Spanish ornithology was limited to the odd rumour, the … Continue readingBirding Sites – Laguna de Medina
Because of travel and social restrictions imposed by the ongoing global pandemic, this was the very first ABS field meeting in 2021. The expedition, led by veteran bird guide Frank Hair, would have three main destinations: the central drainage canal in the La Janda wetlands … Continue readingField Meeting Trip Report – March 2021
‘You want to watch birds in a city? Why? You’ll see only pigeons!’ I have been hearing these kinds of comments all my life and nowadays I allow myself a wry smile. Don’t just think that city dwellers without an ounce of interest in wildlife … Continue readingHow to be an Urban Birder
La ABS tiene el orgullo de apoyar el “Proyecto Vencejos”, cuyo objetivo principal es la recuperación de vencejos caídos de nidos, así como la colocación de cajas nido para compensar la pérdida de lugares naturales de nidificación en la provincia de Cádiz. Se trata de un … Continue readingProyecto Vencejos
ABS are proud to be supporting ‘Proyecto Vencejos’ which aims to support the recuperation of stranded swift species and also provide nest boxes to assist in restoring lost nesting sites throughout Cadiz Province. It is an immensely important work as these birds are under threat … Continue readingSaving our Swifts!
As spring approaches our birding lives are dominated by one thing – migration. Migration is a physically demanding time, and the birds must have stored enough fat (energy) for them to make it through to their breeding grounds. Many of these birds will stop and … Continue readingABS and Conservation
This week is a very special week for me – which I would love to share with you. It is the week that I launch a new website and online resource for Birders, Birdwatchers and all those who love our planet and its wildlife. Please … Continue readingA personal message from our Patron Tim Appleton MBE.