The Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small member of the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European Siskin, Common Siskin or just Siskin. It has a wide distribution and so it has unsurprisingly attracted many names according to geographical zones, these include Black-headed Goldfinch, Barley Bird and Aberdevine. It is common throughout Europe and Euro … Continue readingBird of the Month – November 2020
I have various species of warbler present here at the Finca. Some like the Cetti’s, fan tailed and Sardinian are resident, whilst the Bonelli’s and Melodious are summer breeders, still others like the Chiffchaff, Willow, Garden, Reed and Whitethroats are only seen during passage and … Continue readingCompetition amongst Winter Warblers.
All our professional wildlife guides are approved by and are members of our Society. Individually and collectively they are a valued and important part of ABS. Many will be known to members who have already used their guiding services or have been guided by them … Continue readingApproved Wildlife Guides. Part 1
ONLY 2 days to go to our Wader Conservation World Watch. Can you get out this weekend and help count local waders for our special wader weekend? Visit our website for more details here on Wader Quest. With 48% of known wader/shorebird populations in decline; … Continue readingWader Conservation World Watch 31st Oct – 1st November
After weeks of procrastination, pontification and unfulfilled promises to myself, I finally plucked up the courage to venture on an epic journey of 10 minutes to visit the local bird hide (Algaba). It was a typical birder’s endeavour, or is that a masochistic infliction, with … Continue readingA day in the life of a birder.