Given the popularity of nearby La Janda, it seems surprising that relatively few birders explore the area between Medina Sidonia and Benalup despite a host of interesting species. Superficially, the track along the Corredor Verde dos Bahias seems to offer good access but this route … Continue readingBirding Sites – Benalup – Medina Area
Back when I wrote this article during autumn, Turtle Doves were passing through nearby at La Janda, near Facinas. I saw scores of them drifting over sunflower fields only to hear the distant sound of gunshot and come to the sickening realisation that this species … Continue readingChallenging times for Turtle Doves
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 5
The Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra is one of our most abundant and widespread songbirds in Andalucía with the males’ jangling keys song delivered from a prominent perch; a common sound in Spring and Summer. The bird is particularly associated with farmland, cultivated deheseas and more … Continue readingCorn Bunting (Escribano triguero)
Wheatears are an Old World family of chats in the genus Oenanthe, widely distributed throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, though one species, Northern Wheatear O. oenanthe is a long distance migrant with breeding populations in NW and NE North America. In all there are (depending … Continue readingThe Wheatears of Andalucia
Redwing Turdus iliacus. Redwing are a widespread and elusive winter visitor to our province. Often, they can be seen in the company of their close relative the Song Thrush, which is an unfortunate choice given those wonderful songsters are hunted unmercifully by the barbaric ‘Huns … Continue readingBird of the Month – February 2021
The weekend had arrived. Normally I would be planning a birding trip to one of my favourite sites around Andalucía, only these are not normal times, and no-one knows when we will be able to travel outside of our municipality. I believe I have drawn … Continue readingRarities and a fluttering heart!
I imagine that if you mention the Costa del Sol to the unknowing and the ill-informed, they conjure up a vision of sandy beaches, lots of concrete and fish and chips. And yet, just a short drive away, you can be immersed in a veritable … Continue readingOur hills are alive with the sights and sounds of nature
Junior member Stanley gives us an insight into one of his favourite birds and his photography. Our Junior Membership is only 10 euro a year and open to all those under 17 years old at the time of joining. Why not join our increasing number … Continue readingJunior Members Article – February 2021
The Andalucía Bird Society. Love and appreciate nature? At last, you can join like-minded nature lovers by joining the regional bird society and enjoy amazing benefits for a real value for money membership. The Society run monthly field meetings across the region free to members … Continue readingSharing your love for nature – Join us.