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Rare Birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
MAY 2003 
* rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO
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This month's homologation statistics Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n=41)
Calonectris d. diomedea Aythya collaris Calidris melanotos Apus affinis
P. yelkouan/mauretanicus Aythya nyroca Limicola falcinellus Anthus cervinus
Egretta gularis x garzetta Somateria mollissima.  Tryngites subruficollis Acrocephalus paludicola
Egretta alba Gyps rueppellii Tringa stagnatilis. Hippolais icterina
Mycteria ibis Aegypius monachus Phalaropus lobatus Ficedula albicollis
Plegadis falcinellus Falco vespertinus Sterna caspia Aegithalos caudatus
Threskiornis aethiopicus Porzana porzana Sterna bengalensis Lanius senator badius
Cygnus olor Fulica cristata Chlidonias leucopterus Corvus [corone] cornix
Branta leucopsis Calidris canutus Alle alle
Tadorna ferruginea  Calidris temminckii. Streptopelia senegalensis
Anas discors Calidris fuscicollis Apus caffer

See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers
Cory's (Scopoli's) Shearwater Calonectris diomedea diomedea. Proven Atlantic record: a bird was seen at close distance, in company of two borealis on 19.5 off Punta das Olas, Caión, A Laracha, A Coruña (Antonio Sandoval). Structural and underwing differences amongst both forms were well established.

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus and Mediterranean ShearwaterP.yelkouan. On 1.5 in 3 hours of observation there were 27 flying N off Benicàssim, Castelló (Miguel Tirado).There were 50 off cape Formentor, Mallorca on 5.5 (Axel Halley). There were +300 off Sant Telm, Mallorca on 7.5 (Colin & Arne Tolker) also a Mediterranean Shearwater erroneously told by a Manx. About 30 yelkouan and 40 mauretanicus were counted off Cap de Creus on 7.5 (Pablo García, Ponç Feliu) On 12.5 there were 57 mauretanicus and 20 yelkouan off Cap de Creus, Girona (Ponç Feliu). On 14.5 there were c.90 mauretanicus seen feeding offshore in an hour of observation off platja Llarga, Tarragona (R.Gutiérrez, FX Santaeufemia). There had been 700 mauretanicus off Tarragona harbour on 12.5 (Albert Cama).On 25.5 there were 345 off Benicàssim, Castelló (Miguel Tirado). According to Generalitat de Catalunya sea-fishing wardens, this May the sardine captures off the coast of Barcelona are extremely good. On 30.5 in a 5 h seawatch off Garraf and Llobregat delta, there were over 220 birds in 24+flocks, the larger of them a raft of 120 birds. Only one Mediterranean Shearwater was seen. There were also 11 Storm-Petrels Hydrobates pelagicus in the same area, the closest, 1,8 nm offshore (R.Gutiérrez, F.López, F.X.Santaeufemia).

Presumed hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret* Egretta gularis x garzetta (1). On 25.5 one was seen at Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga, [possibly the same bird reported and submitted to the CR/SEO some time ago, ed.comment] (Mike Clarke, Andy Paterson)

Great White Egret Egretta alba. On 1.5 there was one at Albufereta de Pollença, Mallorca (Maties Rebassa). The same day there was one at Lucio del Lobo, Doñana, Sevilla (Alfonso López). The Lucio del Lobo bird was still there on 4.5 (John Butler, Sinclair and Nitta Budd, Doug& Jennifer Atchinson; Daniel L Huertas ).On 3.5 there was one at Matà ricefields, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Jordi Clavell, L.Gustamante, N.Gallardo; A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).There has been one the 1st week of may at laguna de Pitillas, Navarra (Ostadar SL).There were 2 at Maresma de les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 9.5 (F.López) and 3 on 10.5 (Antonio Rodriguez).There was one on 14.5 at Marjaleria de Castelló, Castelló de la Plana (Miguel Tirado).There were 2 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 22.5 (Paco Chiclana). There was one in full breeding plumage at Dehesa de Abajo, Doñana, Sevilla on 15.5 (John Butler, Mutai Hashimoto).One was seen flying over Platja dels Militars, Delta del Llobregat, Barcelona, on 28.5 (Pau Esteban, Enric de Roa, Ferran González).

Yellow-billed Stork*Mycteria ibis. One record. (1). The 2nd bird reported at Doñana last month was visible at puente de Don Simón, Entremuros, Sevilla on 4.5 (John Butler, Sinclair and Nitta Budd, Doug& Jennifer Atchinson )..Still at the same bridge area on 5.5 (John Butler et al) and again on 28.5 at Caño de Guadiamar, Hinojos, Sevilla on 28.5 (J.Butler, Paul & Rachel & Tom Norris) and 29.5 (John Butler) . Was seen and photographed on 31.5 too at Marisma Gallega, Hinojos, Huelva (Daniel L Huertas, Guadalupe Moreno).

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. On 3.5 there was one at el Matà area, PN Aiguamolls, Girona (Ignacio Torres; A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).At La Mancha area, at Miguel Esteban ponds, there was one on 17.5 (Mario Rodero, Delfín González, Gabriel Martín). Still there by 31.5 (Gabriel Martín)

Sacred Ibis* Threskiornis aethiopicus. (1). On 24.5 one was seen at Parc Natural S'Albufera de Mallorca, Mallorca (Miquel Àngel Dora). 

Mute Swan Cygnus olor. The bird that overwintered in the Llobregat delta was at Cal Tet lagoon, El Prat de Llobregat, from 2.5 (F.López, A.Ramal, R.Gutiérrez) to 16.5 at least (Ferran González).From 16.5 (Jordi Sala) to 26.5 at least it moved again to Remolar-Filipines reserve (Pedro Bescós).

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis. There was a bird at Pla de Mas Gelabert ricefields, Pals, Girona on 11.5.2003. Record submited to CAC (Catalan Avifauna Committee since a rarity in Catalonia but not in the whole of Spain). (Olga Díaz and Miguel Ángel Domingo).This bird looks suspicious according to PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà bird-recorders due to long-staying in the area and unusual behaviour.

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea. On 1.5 there was one at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (M.Rouco, J. de la Cruz, A.Rodrigo). Still there on 8.5 (Javier Valls, JM Palacios, M Rouco, J de la Cruz)and 10.5 (Ignacio Torres).There were two at Villafáfila, Zamora on 14.5 (Alfonso Rodrigo).

Blue-winged Teal* Anas discors. (1) The drake found on  27.4 at laguna de la Nava, Palencia was still there on 1.5 when it was photographed (M.Rouco, la Cruz, G.Hernández, M.A.García Matellanes, F.García Roncero, A.Rodrigo).
Anas discors.La Nava.Palencia.1.5.2003 Photo ©Miguel Rouco
Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris. (1) A drake was found at Centro de Visitantes José Antonio Valverde (Cerrado Garrido) at Doñana, Sevilla on 4.5 (John Butler, Sinclair and Nitta Budd, Doug& Jennifer Atchinson; Fernando Ibánez and two Dutch birders ).The bird was seen again on 5.5 at the same place and three photos were taken ( see thumbnails here ) (Luís García, José Luís Arroyo, Rubén Rodriguez, Carlos Dávila).

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca. On 6.5 there was a male at laguna del Portil, Huelva (John Butler, Andy and Jan Shand, Steve and Megan Lister).There were 3 at Fuentedepiedra, Málaga on 14.5 (Mike Clarke).

Eider Somateria mollissima. On 1.5 there were 5 birds off l'Alfacada lagoon, Ebre delta, Tarragona (Alex Ollé, Toni Mampel, Francesc Macia, P.Serrano, M.Llobet).There was one young/female off Aiguamolls de l'Empordà coast, Girona on 3.5 (Pedro Bescós).

Rüppell's Vulture* Gyps rueppellii (2 ).(1)  On 26.5 there were a few Griffon vultures G.fulvus entering the Iberian peninsula from Africa over the Straits of Gibraltar. While recovering one exhausted from the sea, a Rüppell's vulture was seen reaching the coast as coming from the sea and once over the coast, started circling. On 27.5 the bird was relocated amongst a hundred Griffons feeding on a cow corpse. On 29.5 the Rüppell's was taken into care as it had been found exhausted near N-340 at Tarifa. After capturing it (it was very agressive despite its bad condition) it was brought to the recovery center of Jerez Zoo where it still is. Its first diagnostic was of desnutrition. It was a 2nd-3rd calendar year bird moulting primaries (Paco Montoya/COCN). EDITOR NOTE: this sighting, once accepted by CR/SEO will be a further and definitive proof of the African origin of Iberian Rüppell's Vultures sightings. A paper is in press for Dutch Birding dealing with this issue. (2) On 29.5 there was one at Refugio de rapaces de Montejo de la Vega, Segovia, being the 4th record for this site (some accepted previous records). It was an immature (Fidel José Fernández).

Black Vulture Aegypius monachus. Extralimital record. There was a bird over monte El Buciero, Santoña, Cantabria being the first record of this species for this N Spain coast wetland reserve (Jaime Quintana, Juanjo Aja).On 25.5 there was a subadult flying NW over Cabanes, Castelló (Vicente Esteller).

Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus. On 1.5, the first this year for Lleida, a male,  arrived to Bellcaire, where it was seen on a arable field (Jordi Bas). See a thumbnail here. On 5.5 there were 2 males at Belianes steppes, Lleida (Juan Bécares).One of those still was visible on 8.5 (J.Becares, M.Raurell, G.Bota).On 8.5 there was a 1st summer male at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (Javier Valls, JM Palacios, M Rouco, J de la Cruz).At Lleida, there was a male at secà de Belianes on 7.5 (Juan Bécares) and a pair near la Pobla de Claravalls (David Guixé), also on 7.5On 9.5 there was a female at Alfés steppes (Gerard Bota). On 10.5 there were seven at Belianes steppes, Lleida (J.Jofre, X.Larruy, J.Bécares, A.López, H.Kokko).The bird at Azud de Riolobos was still there on 9.5 (M.Rouco, la Cruz, A.Rodrigo).There is a photo of this bird here (opens in another window, © Miguel Rouco). At Mallorca, there were 3 at Prat de Sant Jordi on 10.5 (Lalo Ventoso).On 11.5 there were 3 at Felanitx, Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Joan Riera) and one on 12.5 (Jaume Binimelis).There were 5 at Ses Salines, Mallorca on 11.5 (Arne & Colin Torkler).Late news: on 3.5 there was one at Alfés, Lleida (Alfons Delgado).On 12.5 three birds were seen migrating over Cap de Creus, Girona (Ponç Feliu).The bird reported at Azud de Riolobos on 9.5 was still there on 10.5 (Ignacio Torres).At Belianes, Lleida, there were two on 17.5 (Pablo Pascual García) and three on 18.5 (Martí Rodriguez). There was one male well inland, in Madrid, in a urban area called 'Sanchinarro', N of Madrid on 18.5 (Alejandro González, Arancha González & Delfín González). On 17.5 there were two, a 2nd year male and a female at Belianes, Lleida. See three thumbnails here ( © Lluís Hernández i Núria Bel).There was a male at Naveta des Tudons, Ciutadella, Menorca, on 22.5 (Juli Rabal). On 28.5 a large number of birds was recorded at Lleida steppes: 18 birds at Belianes (M.Raurell, G.Bota, J.Bécares) & 3 at secà de Bellmunt (M.Raurell, G.Bota, J.Bécares), also present the day before. At Girona province, on 25.5 there were 3 at ermita de Cassà de la Selva (P.Gómez).On 26.5 there was a male at Fornells de la Selva (Joaquim Vilagran). The same day, a female, c.500 m from the previous bird at Mas Serinyà, Campllong (J.Vilagran).There appear to have been seen two at Llobregat delta, Barcelona the week of 26-31.5 ( to F.López).

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana. There was one at Estany d'Europa, PN Aiguamolls on 3.5 (A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).

Crested Coot Fulica cristata. The 20 individuals  reintroduced at Maresma de les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 1.4 are now paired and searching for breeding territories (R.Gutiérrez). On 4.5 there were 2 at Dehesa de Abajo, Sevilla and 3 at Lucio del Lobo, Sevilla plus 2 more at Caño Guadiamar (John Butler, Sinclair and Nitta Budd, Doug& Jennifer Atchinson; Daniel L Huertas ).There were 4 one collar-ringed, at laguna de Medina, Cádiz on 7.5 (Greg McIvor).There were 2 at Lucio de la Rianzuela, Sevilla and 1 at Caño Guadiamar, Sevilla on 17-18.5 (Daniel L Huertas). Another at Cañó Guadiamar on 31.5 had a chick with it (D.L.Huertas, Guadalupe Moreno).

Red Knot Calidris canutus. Exceptional inland number. Birds inland at La Mancha: there was a flock of 10 birds at laguna de Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real plus two more at laguna Grande de Lillo, Toledo and two more, totalling all in all 14 at laguna chica de Lillo, Toledo, all on 9.5 (Gabriel Martín García and Manuel M. Araujo).More birds inland: 3 at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 10.5 (Ignacio Torres) and 2 at Boada de Campos the same day (Ignacio Torres).There were 5 at Villafáfila, Zamora on 18.5 (Isabel Martín, Afredo Hernández).Another was at La Mancha, at laguna de Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real on 17.5 (Delfín González, Gabriel Martín, Mario Rodero) and from 16-19.5 in fact (Christopher Knox).

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii. On 3.5 there were 3 at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca (Maties Rebassa)On 1.5 there were 2+ at el Matà ricefields, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (JL Copete & R Armada; Ignacio Torres). On 3.5 there were two at estany d'Europa, PN AIguamolls (A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand; Ignacio Torres) and 3 at el Matà (A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).There were 4 at caño de Guadiamar, Aznalcázar, Sevilla on 4.5 (Daniel L Huertas).There was one at Barcelona's airport works, Llobregat delta, on 6.5 and 8.5 (Aleix Comas).There were 2 at estanys d'Europa area, PN Aiguamolls, Girona on 10.5 (Alex Ollé, Xesco Macià, Marc Llobet; Nicolas Valet).At Llobregat delta, there was one at cal Roc, El Prat de Llobregat on 7.5 (X.Larruy).There were 2 at marismas del Rocío, Hinojos,Huelva on 7.5 (John Butler, Frederic, Marie-Paule and Cristophe Hildebrand).There was one at Prat de Sant Jordi, Mallorca on 20.5 (Lalo Ventoso). On 16.5 there was one at RN Ricarda ca l'Arana, El Prat de Llobregat, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Ferran González Prat).There were 10 on 17.5 and 6 on 20.5 at Fuentedepiedra, Málaga (Andy Paterson; Mike Clarke). There were 3 at Tordera river mouth, Blanes, on 18.5 (Miguel Angel Domingo).There was one at Eivissa Saltpans, Illes Balears on 17-18.5 (Alberto García).On 20.5 there was one at Prat de Sant Jordi, Mallorca (Lalo Ventoso).On 18.5 there were 2 at La Tancada saltpans, Ebre delta, Tarragona (Jarone Pinhassi).From 16-19.5 there was one near Laguna de Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real (Christopher Knox).

White-rumped Sandpiper* Calidris fuscicollis. (1). On 31.5 a 1st summer was seen at Punta de la Banya, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona. There will be photos available soon (David Bigas, Ferran López, Júlia Piccardo, Francesc Vidal, Emma Guinart, Jordi Ruiz-Olmo). 
Pectoral Sandpiper* Calidris melanotos. (1). From 17-18.5 one was reported at estanys d'Es Codolar, Eivissa, Illes Balears (Alberto García). 

Broad-billed Sandpiper* Limicola falcinellus. (1). On 6.5 there was a winter plumaged bird at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva (Steve Lister). 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper* Tryngites subruficollis (1) At PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, the bird  was seen on 1.5 (Oriol Clarabuch, Salva Solís et al).Last reported on 3.5 (A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).New photo of the bird taken on 26.4 (Photo © Hervé Michel)

Tryngites subruficollis at PN Aiguamolls on 26.4.2003.Photo Hervé Michel

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis. On 2.5 there was one at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca (Gabriel Martín, Manuel M Araujo). On 4.5 there was one at laguna de la Veguilla, Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real (J.Carlos Marín Santos).On 3.5 there was one at Platera del Ter, near river mouth, Torroella de Montgrí-L'Estartit, Girona (J.Clavell et al). This bird had been reported previously by D.Burgas et al. The same day there was another at estany d'Europa, PN Aiguamolls, Girona (Ignacio Torres; A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).There were 2 at Ses Salines, Mallorca on 11.5 (Arne & Colin Torkler).

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus. Rarity in the Mediterranean coast. There were a pair adults male & female at Salines de la Trinitat, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 4.5 (D.Bigas, F.Vidal, J.Gil).

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia. On 1.5 there were 4 at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva (John Butler, Skip & Lyn Nelson).On 3.5 there was one at Matà ricefields, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (Jordi Clavell, L.Gustamante, N.Gallardo; Ignacio Torres; A.Bastien, S.Durand, E.Durand).At marismas del Odiel, Huelva, there were 3 on 6.5 (John Butler Andy and Jan Shand, Steve and Megan Lister).There was one bird at Maresma de les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona, on 16.5 (R.Gutiérrez, X.Larruy).On 18.5 there were 2 at La Tancada saltpans, Ebre delta, Tarragona (Jarone Pinhassi).

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis. On 5.5 there were 2-3 adults in a breeding colony within PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona. Exact location confidential. See a photo below and two thumbnails here. (David Bigas, Marc Solà, Sergi Sales) Photos © David Bigas.On 11.5 a bird was seen off desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga (Alan Gaunt).On 6.5 12 birds were seen during a 10 minutes period 100-150 m offshore the lighthouse of Chipiona, Cádiz, almost all being immature birds according to observers (Greg McIvor et al).There was one adult at Tarifa, Cádiz on 3-4.5 (Steve Lister).

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis at PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 5.5. Photo: David Bigas

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus. On 2.5 there was one at Salobrar de Campos, Mallorca (Lalo Ventoso).An adult was seen at maresma de les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 6.5 (Ricard Gutiérrez, Lluís Ferreres Oncins; P.Bescós). See a thubmnail here.On 6.5 there was another at the Barcelona airport works, El Prat de Llobregat, Llobregat delta, Barcelona and an additional adult was seen offshore the Prat coast the same day (Aleix Comes9. On 7.5 there were 2 (FX Santaeufemia) and on 8.5 there was one adult at the same place (FX Santaeufemia, R.Gutierrez), so at least three different individuals have visited the Llobregat delta so far.There were 2 at estanys d'Europa area, PN Aiguamolls, Girona on 10.5 (Alex Ollé, Xesco Macià, Marc Llobet).There were 5 at PN Aiguamolls, Girona on 8-11.5 (Nicolas Valet).

Little Auk Alle alle. Unseasonal record: a bird in full summer plumage was seen 50 m offshore Chipiona, Cádiz on 5.5, a very late and rare record indeed (Greg McIvor).

Laughing Dove* Streptopelia senegalensis. (1). There were singles at desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga on 16 and 24.5 (Antonio Tamayo).

White-rumped Swift Apus caffer. One was seen at Bolonia, Cádiz, o n 8.5 (Greg McIvor).There were two at Salto del Gitano and another near Puente del Francés, Monfragüe, Cáceres on 17-18.5 (Juan José Ramos Encalado;M.A. García Matellanes, Alfonso Rodrigo).There were 4 at Sierra Morena, breeding in a disused mine shaf on 18.5 (Christopher Knox).

Little Swift* Apus affinis. (1). There was a bird in the usual location at Bolonia, Sierra de la Plata, Cádiz on 31.5 (Andy Paterson & Mike Clarke). 

Red-throated pipit Anthus cervinus. On 3.5 there was one singing at La Nava, Palencia. See photo below (Miguel Rouco).On 5.5 there was one at estanys del Matà area, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (J.Martí Aledo i T.Montràs), this is the 5th for the Park this year.There was one at Ses Salines, Mallorca on 11.5 (Arne & Colin Torkler).One at La Nava on 10.5 (I.Torres, M.Rouco).
Anthus cervinus at La Nava, Palencia, on 3.5 Photo © Miguel Rouco

Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. On 18.5 there was one at Casa de Bombas, Brazo de la Torre, Sevilla (John Butler, Michael & Sue Spencer).

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina. 16 records so far, all from NE Spain but for one from Alacant. A bird was ringed at Canal Vell biological station, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 4.5 (Sergi Sales, Albert Burgas, N.Rodriguez).On 7.5 three were trapped and ringed at maresma de les Filipines, Viladecans, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Quim Bach, Ferran López).On 8.5 one was seen nearby, within Barcelona's airport works area, El Prat de Llobregat (Aleix Comas) and on 9.5 four were trapped and ringed at maresma de les Filipines (Joan Castelló et al).On 1.5 one was trapped at La Merced, El Campello, Alacant (Toni Zaragozí, Alfonso Lario). This record suggest a northern bound movement as precedes the catalan records by almost a week. On 6.5 One was ringed at estany dels Roncaires, PN Aiguamolls, Girona (L.Julià, N.Bayly). On 9.5 two more were ringed at the same place (L.Julià, N.Bayly) and another one also there was trapped and ringed on 11.5 (O.Clarabuch).One was trapped and ringed on 10.5  and another on 15.5 at Maresma de les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona (Joan Castelló). Nine out of 16 Spanish records come from Llobregat delta.

Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis. (1). One was reported to have been ringed at Formentera, Balearic islands, on 11.5 (Santiago Costa Juan)

Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus. Range expansion. On 5.5 a family of these birds (8+ birds, some feeding others -chicks probably-) were seen at Puigpunyent area, Mallorca (Manolo Suárez). This could be an evidence of colonisation of this island.

Balearic Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator badius. Mainland record, where local rarity. An Euring 5 female was trapped and ringed at Canal Vell biological station, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 5.5 (Sergi Sales, David Bigas). In previous days, a female had been reported on 29.4 at Platja de Mitjorn, Delta de l'Erbre (Daniela & Detlef Gruber).Late news:. There was one at Llobregat delta, Barcelona on (Raphael Lebrun). This record has been submitted to the Catalonia Avifauna Committee since it is a rarity for this area. You can see a page with photos of this bird clicking here.

Hooded Crow* Corvus [corone] cornix. (1 through snail mail to CR/SEO). One was seen at close distance Basses d'en Coll and rec d'en Coll, Pals, Girona,  in a flooded ricefield on 5.5 (Miguel Angel Domingo).


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 White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus at maresma de les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 6.5 (Digiscoping Photo © Ricard Gutiérrez)
Crested coot 'VA' at maresma de
les Filipines, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 6.5 (Digiscoping Photo © Ricard Gutiérrez) . This is part of one of the first three pairs established after the reintroduction was carried out on 1.4.
On 1.5 the first bird reported this year was seen and photographed
at Bellcaire, Lleida (Photo © Jordi Bas).
The drake Ring-necked duck Aythya collaris found on 4-5.5 at Cerrado Garrido area, PN Doñana, Sevilla (Photos ©  José Luís Arroyo).
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis breeding again in mainland Spain: there were 2 birds, possibly 3, in a breeding colony at PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona, on 5.5 (Photos © David Bigas).
Three thumbnails of a male Red-Footed Falcon seen in company of a female at Belianes, Lleida on 17.5 (Lluís Hernández i Núria Bel).

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