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Rare Birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
MARCH 2003 
* rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO

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See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers

The PRESTIGE  OIL SPILL is still affecting all N Spain. 
Our BIRDS but YOUR BIRDS TOO are under severe THREAT
Ov er 21500 birds either dead or injured along Portugal, N Spain & France
Late counts from Asturies: grand total of 2662 birds up to 21.3, of which only 33 alive under recovery and 48 more already released.
Below: A Razorbill (Alca torda) found dead at Ebre delta, Tarragona, on 8.3.2003. Besides the Prestige tanker wreck, our coasts suffer regularly from tanker spills or illegal 'cleaning' maneuvers. This Mediterranean overwintering bird will never reach its Atlantic breeding grounds. Photo © Ricard Gutiérrez 
Razorbill (Alca torda) found dead on 8.3 at Ebre Delta, Tarragona, NE Spain. Fuel contamination from ships also affects Mediterranean sea
SEO/Birdlife THIRD official report on impact of Prestige wreck on seabirds during the first month (in Spanish). pdf format, 1270 Kb

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena. The bird found at Banyoles lake, Girona, last month was relocated again at the Desmais area on 16.3 (Xavier Vila, Oriol Clarabuch and other ICO members).At Santoña, Cantabria, there was one winter plumaged bird on 18.3 (J.G.Navedo)

Slavonian Grebe* Podiceps auritus. There were 7 at canal de Ano, Santoña, Cantabria on 1.3 (M.Garrigós, J.Alfredo Hernández, M.Martín, J.M.Pérez de Ana). There were 3 at Ria de Ortigueira, A Coruña, Galicia on 2.3 (Pablo Gutiérrez/ G.O. Sterna)On 8.3 there was a bird at La Granda, Asturies (Daniel López).On 3.3 there still were 8 birds, one moulting to breeding plumage. On 18.3 there remained six (again one moulting to summer plumage) at Santoña,Cantabria (J.G.Navedo).

Mediterranean Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan.NEW NE SPANISH RECORD COUNT. On 13.3, in an hour count from 12:45 to 13:45 at Cap de Creus, Girona, a total of 288 birds were counted all flying S. Only 4 Balearics P.mauretanicus were noted in the same time lapse (Miguel McMinn,Ana Rodriguez, Emma Guinart, Ricard Gutiérrez). Previous counts in the same site (all daylight count): 1.3.2003: 5 Puffinus yelkouan, 34 P.mauretanicus; 8.3.2003: 62 P.yelkouan, 205 P.mauretanicus (Ponç Feliu et al)NEW RECENT RECORD. Although in the 1980s parties up to 2000 birds of yelkouan (and more mauretanicus) had been counted in the Straits of Gibraltar area (E.F.García, no recent sightings of such quantities exist. Hence, the above quantities and the staggering count of 1398 yelkouan in half-a-day migrating S through Cap de Creus, Girona on 15.3 represents the highest recent quantity recorded in Spain. The same day, 550 mauretanicus and 469 unidentified long-distance recorded yelkouan-mauretanicus plus 38 Cory's Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea diomedea) were recorded (Ponç Feliu, Pablo García). Ed.Comment: According to 13.3 and 1 percentage, is likely that many of 469 unidentified were yelkouan  'entering' the NE Spain 'feeding' area from their French breeding grounds. 

Western Reef Heron* Egretta gularis gularis and hybrids. Possibly the same dark bird reported from Doñana area in late february (see a photo on the february 2003 page) was seen again on 1.3 at ricefields 150 m East of Alfonso XIII at Isla Mayor, Sevilla (John Butler).On 5.3 the hybrid with Little Egret was at Entremuros de Guadiamar, Isla Mayor, Sevilla (John Butler).The hybrid pale grey bird present at Ebre delta, Tarragona since last year was seen again on 8.3 (CR/SEO).The hybrid reported last month at Entremuros, Sevilla was still there on 23.3 (John Butler & Markus Bohnsack).A hybrid with Little Egret was present at Ebre delta Tancada saltpans on 29.3 (F.Macià, X.Escobar and A.Ollé).

AFRICAN DWARF BITTERN * Ixobrychus sturmii The bird relocated on 20.2 at Erjos Ponds at NW Tenerife, Canary Islands, was seen again on 9.3  (Tony Clarke).

Great White Egret Egretta alba. There was one at Sils ponds, Girona on 1.2 (Joaquim Vilagran).Another was at estanys d'Europa, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 1.3 (Pere Serrano, Alex Ollé, Xesco Macià). There were 11 at Caño Guadiamar, Aznalcázar, Sevilla on 1.3 (John Butler).There were 43 birds at l'Encanyissada lagoon, Ebre delta, Tarragona on 8.3 (CR/SEO). There were 2 at Utxesa reservoir, Lleida on 8.3 (Marc Llobet, Xesco Macià, Alex Ollé). One was at Aiguamolls de l'Empordà on 7.3 (PNAE).The Sils bird was still there on 8.3 (Alfons DG. There were 5 at rio Guadalhorce, Tarajal, Málaga on 7.3. One of the birds was PVC ringed and seems to come from France (Antonio Tamayo).There was one at Marjal de Pego-Oliva, Alacant on 7.3 (Frederic Alemany).There was one at cormorant roost of Sant Llorenç de Montgai, Lleida on 10.3 (Toni Nievas). On 11.3 there were 3 at Maresma de les Filipines, Delta del Llobregat, Barcelona (Pedro Bescós). On 9.3 there was one at a pond near Saucedilla- Arrocampo. Cáceres (Juan Antonio García Jiménez, Ana Castaño). A bird was at La Granda reservoir, Asturies, on 9.3 (Daniel López Velasco). See a photo below (© Daniel López).There was a bird at estany de Vilaüt on 16.3 (Manuel Caamaño)but 10 at estany de Palau on 12.3 (E.Streich) and 8 at Vilaüt on 15.3 (O.Clarabuch & S.Sales) while it seems to be common in the are those days (J.Martí Aledo).At Marjal de Pego-Oliva, València, there were two in breeding plumage on 18.3 (Frederic Alemany). At least there were 200 birds all Delta de l'Ebre long on the week of 17.3 (David Bigas/PNDE).There were 7 at Caño Guadiamar, Sevilla on 15.3 (Paco Chiclana).There were 2 at Arrocampo, Cáceres, on 23.3 (Javier Briz, Jorge Garzón).There was one at estanca del Gancho at Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza, on 16.3 (T.Andrés, C.Asensio, M.Asensio, J.Capalvo).There was one at Brazo del Este, Sevilla. on 22.3 (A.Plata et al).There were 2+ at Sils, Girona, on 26.3 (Alfons DG) and one at PN Aiguamolls, Girona, on 23.3 (Manuel Caamaño)

Ardea cinerea and Egretta alba at La Granda, Asturies, 9.3.2003. Photo © Daniel López Velasco

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. There were 2 at El Cortalet, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 1.3 (Pere Serrano, Alex Ollé, Xesco Macià). 72 were counted at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 1.3 (John Butler).There were at least 8 at El Cortalet, PN Aiguamolls on 8.3 (Martí Rodríguez, Roger Jutglà, Joan Culí, Josep Mª Masferrer).There were 2 birds at Llobregat delta on 22-23.2 (RN Delta del Llobregat)There were 3 at Aiguamolls on 27.3 (L.Gustamante). At the same area, 7 inds. were at estany del Cortalet i depuradora del Matà between 25-28.3 (L. J. Salaverri, T. Montràs, B. Minobis i J. Martí Aledo)

Yellow-billed Stork* Mycteria ibis. The bird at Casa de bombas, Brazo de la Torre, Aznalcázar, Sevilla was reported again on 7.3 (John Butler).See a thumbnail here. The bird was still at the Entremuros area on 15.3 (Paco Chiclana).Still at Casa de Bombas area of Brazo de la Torre on 23.3 (John Butler & Markus Bohnsack)On 29.3 the bird that frequented the Marjal del Moro, Sagunt, València last year was relocated in the same area. State of plumage determined its captive origin  (Ignacio Nebot-Gil). 

African Spoonbill* Platalea alba. A bird was bird seen with 11 P.leucorodia at Brazo del Este, El Conde area, Sevilla on 8.3 (Fernando del Valle). This bird seems to be the same that has been lingering through the marsh for three months (Jorge Garzón).On 9.3 the bird was still at Brazo del Este (Paco Chiclana).The bird was seen again on 18.3 (M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo, la Cruz, M.Rouco, Daniel López Huertas).See a thumbnail of this bird on 18.3 here.Seen again on 23.3 (Fernando del Valle).

Lesser Flamingo* Phoenicopterus minor. There were 2 unringed birds at Fuentedepiedra lagoon, Málaga, on 22.3 (Andrés M.Domínguez).

White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons. There was one 1st winter at La Nava lagoon, Palencia, on 3.3 (Enrique Gómez).The 3 Llobregat delta birds were seen again on 5.3 (FX Santaeufemia)There was one at Barillos lagoon, Villafáfila, Zamora, on 22.3 (M.A.García Matellanes, X.Piñeiro, G.Para. J.M.Pérez García,).

Bar-headed Goose* Anser indicus. There was a bird at Arrocampo, Cáceres, on 23.3 (Javier Briz, Jorge Garzón).See a thumbnail here

Canada Goose* Branta canadensis. A bird was seen at Villafáfila, Zamora, on 3.3 (David Calleja Marcos).

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis.  There were 2 at La Nava lagoon, Palencia, on 3.3 (Enrique Gómez).

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea. There was one at Caño de Rosaliman, Hinojos, Sevilla on 1.3, probably the same recorded last month (John Butler). There was still one at La Nava lagoon, Palencia on 3.3 (Enrique Gómez Crespo).There were a pair at Salina Grande de Villafáfila, Zamora on 10.3 (Alfonso Rodrigo). At Mallorca, there were 2 at Salinetes de can Picafort on 11.3 (José María Martínez).There was one at La Nava, Palencia, on 14.3 (Enrique Gómez Crespo).Still there on 28.3 (E.Gomez Crespo).There was a female at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 29.3 that has lingered around the area for 2-3 weeks (Javier de la Cruz).

Hybrid cf. Mallard x Gadwall Anas (cf.) platyrhynchos x strepera. An hybrid male was seen at Vilaüt lagoon, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona, on 22.3 It was very close to a Gadwall in bill, size and coloration but it showed a white collar, and brown tones in the breast plus orange feet. The head was pale grey (F.Macià, A.Ollé, T.Mampel, P.Serrano). 

Mandarin Duck* Aix galericulata. The drake seen last month at Llobregat delta was relocated again at Remolar-Filipines marsh on 2.3 (Xavier Sampere). Still there on 16.3 (Jordi Sala).See thumbnails here

Green-winged Teal* Anas carolinensis. The male reported on January was still at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà's estany del Cortalet, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on 1.3 (Pere Serrano, Alex Ollé, Xesco Macià).The male reported at La Furta, Asturies, from 23.10.2002 was seen again on 9.3 (when photographed, see thumbnail here, Daniel López Velasco) and 11.3 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui)The Aiguamolls bird was still there on 16.3 (Manuel Caamaño). There was a male at laguna de Cospeito, Terra Chá, Lugo on 16.3 (David Calleja Marcos and María Pérez Díaz)The Aiguamolls drake was still there on 19.3 (L.Gustamante, A.Trepat) seen the same day and since 16.3 paired to a female Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) (Jordi Martí). Seen again on 23.3 (L.Gustamante; P.A.Crochet; M.Caamaño; J.Martí, L.Salverri) According to J.Martí/PNAE, this could be the last sighting of the bird. The drake from La Furta was still there on 27.3 (C.Alvarez)The Cospeito bird was seen again and photographed on 20.3 (David Calleja). See a thumbnail here.

Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris. On 1.3 there were  3 birds (2 males, 1 female) at Embalse de Selga de Ordás, La Magdalena, León (Vicente Zumel).These birds seem to be there since November 2002 where another male was present. It seems that these birds are overwintering in that area for its third consecutive winter (Carlos Zumalacárregui). From 8-10.3 at least there were a pair at Salina Grande de Villafáfila, Zamora (J.Javier Orduña, J.M.San Román, M.A.García Matellanes, F.Garcia Roncero, Goyo Para, Alfonso Rodrigo).Last record from Selga de Ordás birds was on 14.3 (Nacho Rodríguez / GIA -León). See a photo of these birds taken on 13.2 by Javier García Fernández.There was a 2nd calendar bird at lagna de la Nava, Palencia, on 14.3 (Enrique Gómez Crespo).There was a female at embalse de Melendo, Sevilla on 20.3 (M.Martín, R.Martín, J.Salcedo, J.Manuel).At Selga de Ordás reservoir, León, besides the below 3 birds seen again on 22.3, an additional pair appeared totalling 5 birds (Carlos Zumalacárregui).At La Nava, Palencia, the 2nd year bird was seen again on 28.3 (Enrique Gómez Crespo).

Aythya collaris.3 birds. Emb. Selga de Ordás, León. Photo © Javier García Sánchez

Scaup Aythya marila. There was a female at Embalse de Tresona, Asturies on 7.3 (Jorge López, Clemente Álvarez).A female was seen at Santoña, Cantabria from 3-19.3 (J.G.Navedo). It is the same female that has overtintered in the are and was present there since last November.A female was at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca, on 29.3. That bird has lingered around the are for some time (Javier de la Cruz).

Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca. A 1w male and a female have been overwintering on Mar Menor area, Murcia between 19.1 and 1.3 (Tomás García Rubio and six observers more).

Eider Somateria mollissima. At PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona, there were 3 (2 males and 1 female) on 8.3 (Martí Rodríguez, Roger Jutglà, Joan Culí, Josep Mª Masferrer).One still on 24.3 (Jordi Martí, Luis Salaverri).3 again on 27.3 (L.Gustamante) but 4  on 25.3 (T.Montràs).

Pallid Harrier* Circus macrourus. A male was seen at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona on the afternoon of 30.3 at la Massona-Llaunes area (J.Martí Aledo, E.Streich).

Lesser Spotted Eagle* Aquila pomarina. A bird was seen and stunningly photographed at La Rocina, Doñana on 17.3 (M.A.García Matellanes, A.Rodrigo, la Cruz, M.Rouco) .See a thumbnail here

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus. A female was seen at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 29.3 (Javier de la Cruz).

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana. There was a bird at El Clot area, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 15.3 (David Bigas/PNDE)There was a bird at Remolar-Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta on19.3 (Marc Olivé),  21.3 (FX Santaeufemia; P.Bescós) to 23.3 at least (N.Urios There were 2 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla, on 22.3 (Alberto Plata et al). There was one at Orbañanos, Burgos, on 16.3 (Eduardo Mateos).There was a bird just 10 m from the 'burnt' bird observatory of SEO/Birdlife at El Rocío, Huelva, on 24.3 (John Butler, Kathy & Jeff Dunning).Nine birds during March at PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona:  2 ind. at estany dels Roncaires on 1.3 (O. Clarabuch i S. Sales); one at estany dels Roncaires on 9.3 (O. Clarabuch i S. Sales); one at rec del Mas Trencat on 9.3 (O. Clarabuch i S. Sales); one at estany del Cortalet - Roncaires on 9.3 (O. Clarabuch i S. Sales); one at estany del Cortalet - Gantes between 11-17.3 (J. Martí Aledo, T. Montràs i J. R. Sanz); one at estany del Cortalet - Quim Franch on 22-23.3 (L. J. Salaverri, J. Martí Aledo, O. Clarabuch, A. Rodríguez i T. Martínez); one trapped and ringed at estany dels Roncaires on 23.3 (O. Clarabuch, A. Rodríguez i T. Martínez). Recaptured on 26.3 (O. Clarabuch, A. Rodríguez i T. Martínez). One last bird at l'estany del Cortalet - Gantes on 28.3 (L. J. Salaverri i  T. Montràs).Further birds from Aiguamolls: 1 bird was seen at the depuradora ponds close to camping El Matà on 23.3 (P.André Crochet).

Little Crake Porzana parva . A bird was in reedbeds beside the Cañada de Rianzuela, Dehesa de Abajo, Aznalcazar, Sevilla (John Butler).There was a male at El Clot area, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 15.3 (David Bigas/PNDE).One was at Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 21.3 at least (F.X.Santaeufemia; P.Bescós).Six birds at PN Aiguamolls during march, a full review here: 1 injured female at estany del Cortalet - Quim Franch  on 1.3 (J. Ventura, L. Gay, M. Ortíz, M. Pacual i P. Hospital). 1 male at estanys del Matà on 1.3 (A. Ollé, P. Serrano i F. Macià). A female at estany del Cortalet - Quim Franch between 5.3 and 11.3, without any damaged wing unlike a previous bird (J. Martí Aledo, B. Minobis, T. Montràs i O. Clarabuch). A male at estany del Cortalet - Roncaires between 8.3 and 27.3 (S. Sales, O. Clarabuch, V. Costafreda, L. J. Salaverri, J. Martí Aledo, A. Rodríguez, T. Martínez, A. Burgas i J. R. Sanz). A male at estany de les Molleroses and estany del Cortalet - Roncaires between 21.3 and 28.3 (O. Clarabuch, A. Rodríguez, T. Martínez, L. J. Salaverri, T. Montràs i J. Martí Aledo; L.Gustamante). A male at rec Madral on 26.3 (J. Martí Aledo, T. Montràs, L. Salaverri i B. Minobis).Further birds from Aiguamolls: 2 males were seen at the depuradora ponds close to camping El Matà on 23.3 (P.André Crochet). More Aiguamolls birds (the best site for the species in Spain):  2 males at estany del Cortalet - Roncaires on 29.3I (L.J. Salaverri i J. Martí Aledo). 1 male at closa del Puig on 29.3 (T.
Montràs i J. Martí Aledo).

Allen's Gallinule* Porphyrula alleni. The bird reported at Erjos Ponds, Tenerife, on 24.2 was seen again on 9.3 (Tony Clarke). However, some personal comments made from some observers to members of the Spanish Rarities Committee do give some credit to the alternative of the bird being instead an American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrula martinica) an even rarer bird (Ed.Comment).

AMERICAN COOT* Fulica americana. The bird previously featured in January and February news at Barreiras de Rouxique (Rouxique gravel pits), Sanxenxo, Galicia/Galiza, was still there on 16.3. The bird was in a quite small pond close to two Moorhens Gallinula chloropus and one Eurasian Coot F.atra (its couple?) (Cosme Damiam Romai)

Crested Coot Fulica cristata. There were 2 at Dehesa de Abajo, Aznalcázar, Sevilla on 1.3 (John Butler).Those birds had started nest building by 7.3 (John Butler). There was another pair doing so at Caño de Guadiamar, Aznalcázar, Sevilla (John Butler).There was one white pvc-necked bird at El Garxal area, delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 17.3 and two birds without collar at Les Olles lagoon, Ebre delta, Tarragona the same day (David Bigas/PNDE). At Andalucia, there were 3 at Dehesa de abajo and one at Caño de Guadiamar on 15.3 (Daniel L Huertas).

Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus. Extralimital inland record Is sea level raising and global warming affecting us??: in the same reservoir where a Grey Phalarope was recorded (see below), well in the center of Spain, a party of six (6) Oystercatchers was recorded on 3.3 (Jesús Ruiz Rodrigo). 2nd record for Madrid.

Dotterel Charadrius morinellus. There were five birds at Laguna del Hito, Cuenca on 9.3 (Aurelio Sanz, Gerardo Aisa).

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis. On 10.3 there was one at Canal Vell, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (David Bigas). On 11.3 a bird was seen at Caño de la Vera, Los Palacios, Sevilla (Daniel L Huertas).First bird for Aiguamolls de l'Empordà,Girona, was seen on 15.3 (X.del Acebo, S.Sales, M.Jiménez, J.Martí).There were 3 at estany del Tec, PN Aiguamolls, Girona, on 20.3 (Jordi Martí) to 22.3 at least (F.Macía, T.Mampel, P.Serrano, A.Ollé).More Aiguamolls birds: 3 at l'estany del Tec on 25.3 (L. J. Salaverri, B.Minobis i J. Martí Aledo). 1 at l'estany del Tec on 28.3 (L. J.
Salaverri i J. Martí Aledo). 1 at l'estany del Cortalet on 29.3 (L. J.Salaverri i J. Martí Aledo). 1 at estanys del Matà on 29.3 (T.Montràs i J. Martí Aledo)

Lesser Yellowlegs* Tringa flavipes. On 15.3 there was one at Caño de Rosaliman, Hinojos, Sevilla (John Butler, Peter Mason). It was feeding with other waders.

Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius. Extralimital inland record. At Embalse de Santillana, Madrid there was one moulting adult on 1-2.3 (Alfredo H Ortega; Gabriel Martín, M.Araujo, M.Rodero, V.Merino). The 2nd record for Madrid. .See photo below © Delfín González. Still there on 8.3 (Gabriel Martín,M.Araujo, A.Rodriguez).

Little Gull Larus minutus. Inland record. A 1st winter was at Embalse de Santillana, Madrid, on 1.3 (Gabriel Martín, Alfredo H Ortega).

Bonaparte's Gull* Larus philadelphia. The adult found at Castro Urdiales harbour, Cantabria, on 9.2 (see special photopage here) was still there on 1.3 without any fuel mark (note some of the photos of the mentioned photopage) (M.Garrigós, J.Alfredo Hernández, M.Martín, J.M.Pérez de Ana).Last sighting was on 3.3 (J.M.Pérez de Ana).

Ring-billed Gull* Larus delawarensis.  At ria de Cedeira, there were one adult and one 1st winter on 2.3 (Pablo Gutiérrez/GO Sterna).The two birds present last month at Santander bay, Cantabria, were still there on 9.3 (Fernando Arce, Raul Bastida). On 15.3 there was a 1st winter at lago de Valdoviño, A Coruña, Galicia (Pablo Gutiérrez /G.O.Sterna).The Cedeira birds were still there on 21.3 (Pablo Gutiérrez).

Glaucous Gull* Larus hyperboreus. There was a bird at Carnota marshes, A Coruña, Galicia on 8.3 (J.A.García, J.Matute, G.Villalobos, E.García).

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia.There were 2 at Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 5.3 (Ferran López).At least there were 20 birds along Ebre delta the week of 17.3 (David Bigas/PNDE).There were five birds at Remolar-Filipines marsh, Llobregat delta, Barcelona, on 23.3 (Juan Bécares; R.Gutiérrez, A.Gutiérrez).Still 3 on 24.3 but none on 25-3 at the same site (Ricard Gutiérrez).Another was at Remolar-Filipines on 27.3 (Pedro Bescós; Marc Olivé,Núria Jimenez).There was 1 bird at Roses harbour on 29.3 (T. Montràs)

Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. Range expansion. There was a bird heard at Sant Marçal, PN Montseny, Barcelona on 2.3 (Santi Mañosa et al). This is by far the southernmost location of this species so far in Catalonia, approaching the city of Barcelona. The species is a new colonizer there not having been frequently recorded before. More news from Barcelona area: a bird have been overwintering even further S: at la Barata, PN Sant Llorenç de Munt i Serra de l'Obac, there has been a bird from october 2002 to february 2003 being the 4th for the park and the 1st overwintering (Marc Llobet, Toni Mampel, Alex Ollé). On the Vallés Oriental county there is an established pair at Sauva negra and it has been seen in two more places: Vall de Marfà, Moià and Collsuspina (Alex Ollé).

Richard's Pipit* Anthus richardi. A 1st winter was recorded at la Tancada meadows, Ebre delta, Tarragona on 8.3 (M.E. Carballal) and 10.3 (David Bigas/PNDE)

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus. There was a bird at at la Tancada meadows, Ebre delta, Tarragona on 16.3 (David Bigas/PNDE)

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii. On 1.3 there were two at Embalse de Santillana, Madrid (Alfredo H Ortega, Gabriel Martín)

Snow Finch Montifringilla nivalis. There were 20 birds in five groups at la Molina - Castellar de N'Hug road on 3.3 (Ricard Gutiérrez, Helena Arbonés, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Gerard Gutiérrez). See a special photopage here and a thumbnail here.
There were 20 birds at Penouta, near Puerto de Somiedo, Asturies, on 23.2 (Juan Martín). On 1.3 there were 40 birds between Valmartín and Cascayón, Asturies, near Puerto de San Isidro (Juan Martín).

Suggested citations / Citaciones recomendadas / Citació recomanada:
  • Whole document/ Documento entero/ Document sencer: Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
    • e.g. Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
  • Single records/ Citas sueltas/ Cites aïllades: Author (year). [Species] in Gutiérrez,R. (ed) (year, latest update), Recent Reports: [month year]. Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from 
    • e.g. Rebassa, M. (2002) Great White Egret Egretta alba in Gutiérrez, R. (ed) (2002, April 3). Recent Reports: April 2002.Rare Birds in Spain. Retrieved from

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Latest highlights:

Adult Snow Finch Montifringilla nivalis seen near La Molina Sky resort, Catalonia, on 3.3 Click on the image to visit the special photopage dealing with these sightings. Photo © Ricard Gutiérrez
The Yellow-billed Stork at Brazo de la Torre on 7.3 (John Butler)
The drake Green-Winged Teal Anas carolinensis seen at La Furta , Asturies from october 2002 and photographed on 9.3 (Daniel López Velasco)
The Mandarin Duck that has overwintered in the Llobregat delta, photographed on 9.3 by Jordi Sala at Remolar-Filiipines reserve.
African Spoonbill at Brazo del Este on 18.3... wild or 'C' (or E) species??... only descripcions, time and analysis will tell but it's worth recording any bird around (Photo © Miguel Rouco)
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina seen at Doñana on 18.3  (Photo © Miguel Rouco)
The Bar-headed goose at Arrocampo, Cáceres Photo © Javier Briz.
The drake Green-Winged Teal Anas carolinensis with an Eurasian Teal seen at Cospeito on 16.3 was photographed on 20.3 (Photo © David Calleja)

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