Posts tagged as “Field Notes

Back home and Griffons!

Published April 20, 2014 in Field Notes

Back home after a great private tour in Extremadura, Castilla y Leon and Madrid, where we saw close to 200 species, including Great and Little Bustard, Imperial, Bonelli’s, Golden, Short-toed and Booted Eagle, Lesser Short-toed, Greater Short-toed, Calandra and Wood Lark… and many more! The favorite bird of the tour? The Eurasian Griffon! We saw hundreds of them, including a few chicks that will be ready to fly in a couple of weeks. These large scavengers are surely one of the main attractions to birders and wildlife photographers visiting southern Europe. Here there are three pics of these amazing birds from  the […]

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Birding in Caye Caulker again!

Published March 31, 2014 in Field Notes

I had a busy birding month! I started the month of March scouting some areas in the Central American country of Belize for a tour that I was guiding for the Sierra Club and Whitehawk. I went with Marta Curti, also from Whitehawk, and it was a lot of fun. We saw 277 species of birds in less than 10 days, while we were dealing with the logistics of the tour. We started in one of my favorite places in Belize: Caye Caulker. There we enjoyed some of the easiest birding of the trip. We didn’t have much trouble to […]

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Dragonfly season 2013

Published November 6, 2013 in Field Notes

We had a very humid start of the year in the Strait of Gibraltar, and it’s been a long summer as well. I suppose that’s good news for dragonflies and damselflies, as there was plenty of water and we had warm temperatures up until now.But slowly, as temperatures get lower, the dragonfly activity seems to be going down. I had quite some interesting sightings, being my favorites the Orange-spotted Emerald (Oxygastra curtisii) in Los Alcornocales and the Ringed Cascader (Zygonyx torridus) in the Malaga rivers (do they ever perch?). However, the most interesting sighting was probably the Small Bluetail (Ischnura pumillio) […]

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