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Rare Birds in Spain

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Species index (n=56)
Podiceps auritus Tadorna ferruginea NUMENIUS TENUIROSTRIS
Fulmarus glacialis Aix galericulata Tringa stagnatilis
Puffinus griseus Anas americana Tringa flavipes
Puffinus mauretanicus Anas carolinensis
Puffinus yelkouan Aythya collaris Larus sabini
Egretta alba Aythya nyroca Sterna caspia
Egretta gularis Aythya marila Sterna maxima
Leptoptilos crumeniferus Somateria mollissima Sterna bengalensis
Mycteria ibis Clangula hyemalis Sterna dougallii
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis Oxyura leucocephala Motacilla citreola
Plegadis falcinellus Gyps rueppellii Motacilla alba yarrellii
Threskiornis aethiopicus Buteo rufinus Anthus richardi
Platalea alba Falco biarmicus Anthus cervinus
Cygnus olor Crex crex Phylloscopus trochiloides
Anser fabalis Fulica cristata Phylloscopus inornatus
Anser brachyrhynchus Charadrius morinellus Emberiza pusilla
Anser albifrons Pluvialis dominica Plectrophenax nivalis
Anser indicus Calidris temminckii
Anser  caerulescens Calidris melanotos
Branta canadensis Tryngites subruficollis

See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers
Slavonian Grebe* Podiceps auritus. (1) On 25.10 there was one at Canal de Ano, Santoña, Cantabria (Juan Gómez Navedo y Jaime Quintana). There were 2 on 31.10 at Canal de Montahano,Escalante, RN  Santoña y Noja, Cantabria (J.G.Navedo y Juanjo Aja).

Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis. A bird was seen flying from Punta de la Vaca, Asturies on 3.10 (Elias García Sánchez).Record for the Mediterranean, where accidental: on 10.10 one was seen only 10m off Calaburra lighthouse, Málaga (Fran Vázquez Toro).

Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus. Only extralimital records. There was one flying west on 3 October seen from Gibraltar (with 1700 Cory's Shearwaters, Calonectris diomedea) (Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society). On 4.10 there was another flying W with 144 Balearics also at Gibraltar (see below) (Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society).

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus. Any passage or important flock for this endangered species will be included. 144 birds were seen off Gibraltar moving west on 4.10 (Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society). On 29.9 there had been 416 birds on passage seen in an hour (16:50-17:50 Solar hour) off Punta de la Vaca, Luango, Asturies (J.Valella, D.López Velasco, D.Pascual Stevens, C.Alvarez Usátegui). On 9-10.10 in counts off Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Tordera delta, Llobregat delta and Tarragona, Catalonia, only 9 birds were seen off Punta de la Mora, Tarragona (E.Guinart, R.Gutiérrez) and two probable yelkouan were noted off Aiguamolls (J.Martí Aledo). The shearwaters are still scarce off Catalonia, NE Spain and are in the move from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean where they are entering these days. On 4.10 there was an important movement of birds off Euskadi and Cantabria: at Faro del Pescador, Cantabria, there was a 150 birds/hour passage  with a handful of Manx and Sooty (Carmelo de Dios). On board of 'Saltillo' fishermen boat, a flock of 40 were seen 0,5 miles off el Abra, Bilbao, Euskadri (Gorka Ocio)Over 200 Puffinus seen on 11.10 from PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà during a 'Big Sit' were probably Yelkouan shearwaters (P.yelkouan) (Ponç Feliu et al).There were c.50 birds at Ter bay, Girona, on 11.10 (Víctor Estrada).There were 32 at Cabo Roncudo, Galicia on 18.10 (Teresa Montràs, Jordi Martí Aledo).There were 15 birds 0,5 miles off El Abra, Bilbao on 21.10(Gorka Ocio). At Rota, Cádiz there were several on 25.10 amongst them a MEDITERRANEAN (Yelkouan)  SHEARWATER Puffinus yelkouan being this the first recent Atlantic report for this species in S Spain (Daniel L Huertas).On 5.10 there were 15 mauretanicus off Santoña (Javier Cruz, Fernando Arce) On 26.10 13 were seen in a seawatch off Santoña, Cantabria (SEO/Cantabria; Fernando Arce). Data from Tarifa: passage of birds into the Mediterranean noted daily from 2nd-14th October with these quantities: 30 ind. 2.10, 20 ind. 3.10, 50+ on 4.10, 20 on 13.10 and 20 on 14.10 (Ian Kinley et al).From cabo Higer, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, 39 mauretanicus were counted in an 1h 40' seawatch (Gorka Gorospe).

Great White Egret Egretta alba. There were 3 on 2.10 (Joaquim Vilagran) and oneon 3.10 (Alfons Delgado) at Sils, Girona . On 1.10 (Daniel L Huertas) and 2.10 there two at Isla Mayor, Entremuros, Sevilla (John & Rebecca Butler)There was one at Aiguasvivas river, Azaila, Teruel on 5.10 (F.Javier Moreno). There was one at Santa Pola saltpans, Alacant on 5.10 (Elías Gomis). One was seen flying north c.3-4 miles offshore from Punta de la Mora, Tarragona on 9.10 (R.Gutiérrez, E.Guinart). Another was at Sils, Girona, on 8.10 (Joaquim Carol).On 9.10 there was one at S'Albufera de Mallorca, Balearic Islands (Pere Vicens). On 11.10 there was one at Entremuros, Isla Mayor, Sevilla (John Butler, Carin Landa).There were at least two neat El Goleró, PN Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 16.10 (F.López, R.Gutiérrez)One was seen at Los Canchales reservoir, Mérida on 18.10 (Juan Antonio García Jiménez). On 16.10 a bird was seen at casas de Hito lagoon, Cáceres (Alfonso López).On 13.10 there were 5 at Ejea de los Caballeros ricefields, Zaragoza (Javier Capalvo Campo).There were several (+6) at Buda island, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona on 23.10 (E.Guinart, R.Gutiérrez).There were 2 on 21.10 and 4 at S'Albufera de Mallorca on 23.10 (Pere Vicens). On 23.10 there was one at la Marjaleria de Castelló, Castelló de la Plana (Miguel Tirado Bernat).There was one at Algaida saltpans, Cadiz on 6.10 (Ian Kinley). There was one at Pals ricefields, Girona on 25.10 (Miguel Ángel Domingo).On 29.19 there was one at embalse de Arrocampo-Almaraz, Cáceres (Alfonso López).

Western Reef Egret* Egretta gularis gularis. (1) On 2.10 there was one at Isla Mayor, Entremuros, Sevilla (John & Rebecca Butler)There was one (possibly the same?) at Brazo de la Torre, La Marmoleja, Sevilla on 10.10 (John Butler, Judy & Lou Priven)

Marabou* Leptoptilos crumeniferus (1)  The two seen at Santa Pola saltpans, Alicante on 9.9 and coming from August were still there on 5.10(Luis Fidel) . See a photo below © Luis Fidel.Some newspaper informations not yet confirmed talk about a Safari Park within Alicante province that holds 'a Marabou colony'. No further data available but this place could be after these observations of Marabou here.

Yellow-billed stork* Mycteria ibis (1)  On 2.10 there was one at Isla Mayor, Entremuros, Sevilla (John & Rebecca Butler). This appears to be the 2nd  bird submitted this spring.

Saddle-billed Stork Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis. Unknown origin but probable escape The adult of this species first seen on 22.9 (see september page for a photo) was seen again at Sanlúcar la Mayor, Sevilla on 6.10 (Daniel L Huertas).

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus. There were 440 + 590 = 1030 birds (!!!!) at Brazo del Este, Sevilla on 5.10, the largest group ever recorded in Spain (Daniel L Huertas).There were 4 at S'Albufera de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, on 9.10 (Pere Vicens).On 23.10 there were 112 at Buda Island, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (Emma Guinart, Ricard Gutiérrez). On 25.10 one was at Filipines marsh, Delta del Llobregat (R.Gutiérrez. P.Symens et al).On 23.10 there were +1200 (Spanish record) at Isla Menor, Sevilla (Daniel L Huertas, P.Chiclana, M.Martín, J.Salcedo).On 23.10 there was one at Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga (Antonio Tamayo).

Sacred Ibis* Threskiornis aethiopicus. Four records. (1, 2 w0035,3,4w0035 )  (1)The bird submitted last month at la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies, from 25-26.9 was still there on 3.10 (Clemente Álvarez Usategui) and 4-5.10 (German Orizaola). On 25.10 it was still there (Daniel López Velasco). See a thumbnail here.(2)The bird reported last month at Ramallosa marshes, Pontevedra, already accepted by the CR/SEO was last seen on 5.10 (César Vidal)(3) There was one adult at Sevilla ricefields, near Guadalquivir river on 19.10 (P.Chiclana, M.Martín, F.del Valle). Still there on 24.10 (J. Manuel Reyes)(4) the accepted bird from S'Albufera de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, was still there on 23.10 (Pere Vicens)

African Spoonbill* Platalea alba(1)  The bird seen on 23.9 at Brazo del Este, Sevilla was relocated on 10.10 at the same place (John Butler, Judy & Lou Priven).

Mute Swan Cygnus olor. A 1st winter (different from the bird present in the delta since early 2003) was seen at la Vidala, Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta on 17.10, only a day after the arrival of the first six overwintgering Greylag Geese (Anser anser) (Ricard Gutiérrez). Interestingly, on 16-19.10 an adult had arrived to S'Albufera de Mallorca Natural Park, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, when it was seen at camí dels Polls area (Maties Rebassa; Lalo Ventoso). See a photo below. These birds could well be of central-european procedence given the simultaneous arrival with flocks of Greylag Geese all over the country (ed.comment).The adult resident bird of Llobregat delta (different from the above bird) was seen again on 31.10 at cal Tet lagoon, Llobregat delta, in company of the also reesident  Black Swan Cygnus atratus (R.Gutiérrez, F.X.Santaeufemia)

© Lalo Ventoso
Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus. While looking for the Slender-billed Curlews, one was found at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca, on 26-27.10  (Gabriel Martín, F.Javier de la Cruz, SEO/Salamanca, M Rouco, JJ Ramos Encalado, C.Sánchez...)

Pink-footed Goose* Anser brachyrhynchus. One record (1w0035) From 10 A.Villaverde) to 23.10 there were two adults at ria de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies (J.Antonio García Fernández, Clemente Álvarez Usátegui). Authors request for would-be observers to keep a minimum security distance to prevent birds fly off the reserve and get shot by local hunters.Still present on 25.10 (Daniel López Velasco)See a photo below

White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons . There were 3 Greenlands flavirostris (two adults and a juvenile) at Ortigueira, Coaña, Asturies, on 6.10 (Xurde Gayol).Still there on 11.10 (Gilberto S Jardón) but left on 22.10 (Xurde Gayol). There are photos available in this page (opens in another window)One adult bird (ssp albifrons) was seen at Pozón de la Dolores, Camargo, Cantabria on 19.10 together with 21 Greylags (A.anser)(Máximo Sánchez Cobo). Still there on 26.10 (F.Arce).There were 3 at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 26.10 (Gabriel Martín, F.Javier de la Cruz, SEO/Salamanca, M.ROuco, JJ Ramos Encalado...).On 30.10 there were an adult and a 1st winter at Isla Menor, Sevilla within a flock of 2000 Greylags (Alfonso Barragán).On 30.10 too a bird was at Santoña marshes, Cantabria (Karmelo de Dios).

Bar-headed Goose* Anser indicus. One record (1) On 18.10 one adult was recorded within a small flock of Greylag Geese (Anser anser) cf. Mute Swan at Brazo del Este, Sevilla (Mª del Carmen Ruiz, Mª José Rodríguez, Maite Baldomà, Marcos Lacasa, José Manuel Reyes).

Snow Goose* Anser caerulescens . One record (1) The wild-behaving bird seen at Salada Grande de Alcañiz, Teruel on 15.9 was still there on 6.10 (F.Javier Moreno).Still there on 18.10 (Fran Alcalá).Still in the area on 25.10 (Fran Alcalá, Sara Bujeda). See a thumbnail here © FJavier Moreno)

Canada Goose* Branta canadensis . One record (1) On 6.10 one bird was seen at playa del Sardinero, Cantabria (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana)

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea. Three birds,two females and a male were seen flying over Cantarita, Sevilla marshes, Doñana on 11.10 (Manolo Villaécija, Javier Salcedo, José Manuel Reyes). See a photo below (© José Manuel Reyes).Seen again on 20.10 at Los Llanos (John Butler) and 23.10 at Isla Menor, Sevilla (Paco Chiclana, Mario Martín). There was one at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 18.10 (Ignacio Torres).It was still there on 26.10 (Gabriel Martín, FJ de la Cruz, SEO/Salamanca).

© José Manuel Reyes

Mandarin Duck* Aix galericulata(1)  On 11.10 there was a drake associated to 3 mallards (A.platyrhynchos) in an irrigation pond 2 km out of Anglesola, near the Urgell canal, Lleida (Ramon Minguet Vidal). Origin unknown (ed. comment)
American Wigeon* Anas americana (1)  On 1.10 there was a drake at ria de Eo, Asturies, near mirador del Puntal (Pablo Fernández).

Green-winged Teal * Anas carolinensis (1)  On 31.10 a drake was found at la Massona lagoon, PN AIguamolls de l'Empordà. It is believed to be the same overwintering bird that frequented this park last winter, hence its 'accepted' label (Jordi Martí Aledo).

Ring-necked Duck* Aythya collaris (1w0058,2)  First arriving this autumn: On 25.10 there was a male at Valdoviño, A Coruña (Antonio Gutiérrez, Pablo Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail here .On 26.10 an adult  female was found at Selga de Ordás reservoir, León. It is the fouth consecutive year of overwintering there (N.Rodriguez, C.Zumalacárregui et al)

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca. There were 2 males at EL Portil lagoon. Huelva on 19.10 (John Butler). On 21.10 there was a male at Canal Vell lagoon. Ebre delta, Tarragona (Sergi Sales).There was a pair at Embalse de Santomera, Murcia, on 19.10 (Miguel Angel Núñez)There were 3, two adult males and a 1st winter female at Canal Vell lagoon, Delta de l'Ebre, on 29.10 (David Bigas)

Scaup Aythya marila.  Two were seen at canal de Treto, Santoña, Cantabria on 25.10 (Juan Gómez Navedo y Jaime Quintana)There were 2 1st winter birds at La Furta, Corvera, Asturies on 29.10 (Clemente Álvarez Usátegui).

Eider Somateria mollissima. One female was present at Zeluán, Asturies on 1.10 (Daniel López). This bird has rested in the area since May without interruption.

Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis. One was seen flying S amongst 50 Common Scoters (Melanitta nigra) from Cabo Silleiro, Baiona, Pontevedra, on 17.10 (César Vidal).There was a male on 22-25.10 at Txingudi, Gipuzkoa (MIkel Etxaniz; Jon Mujika; M.Fatuarte, D.Calleja, M.A.López de Armentia, M.Guereñu, A.Herrero). This is the 2nd-ever record for Gipuzkoa, the previous a female in march 1989! (Gorka Gorospe in litt)See a thumbnail here

White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala On 20.10 there was a male at Canal Vell lagoonm, Ebre Delta, Tarragona (Sergi Sales). This species is a rarity in Catalonia and far from being recorded every year.

Rüppell's Vulture* Gyps rueppellii(1w0035 )  'Rupito' the radiotracked female vulture returned on 23.10 to Tarifa, Cádiz, joining a party of hundreds of juvenile Griffons and the possibility of this bird crossing (again) the Straits of Gibraltar arises (Paco Montoya/COCN). You can find an article on the Status of this species in Europe, covering this record too, in the last number of Dutch Birding

Long-legged Buzzard* Buteo rufinus(1)  One was reported from La Lantejuela, Sevilla, on 4.10 (Manolo Villaécija).

Lanner** Falco biarmicus  One immature was seen flying SW on October 8th at Gibraltar (Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society).
** record reviewed by Straits of Gibraltar Raritie's Panel  ( and included here for its interest

Corncrake Crex crex On 27.10 afternoon, a bird was found in one street of Alicante town. It was brought to the recovery center but it died that night (Elias Gomis com.pers.).See a thumbnail here (Photo:  © Luis Fidel)

Crested Coot Fulica cristata. There were 3 at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva on 13.10 (John Butler). Also three remained at Remolar-Filipines reserve from 11-31.10 at least: 03U, WC and UA (R.Gutiérrez, A.Ramal; F.López). Coot U6 that had been 'lost' since june, returned to Remolar-Filipines reserve, Llobregat delta, on 19.10 (Ferran López).

Dotterel Charadrius morinellus. On 7.10 there was a group of 18 in the same Almeria location where initially seen on late August.  On 9.10 there were nine (Raimundo Martin Rodriguez).On 17.10 a bird, presumably a juvenile/1w, was seen at rio Vélez river mouth, Málaga (Samuel Peregrina).On 19.10 there were 3 at Arcediano, Salamanca within a flock of 60 Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and another at Fuentesaúco, Zamora the same da y (Juan José Ramos Encalado)

American Golden Plover* Pluvialis dominica (1)  The bird found on 20.9 at Zeluán, Gozón, Asturies was still there on 1.10 (Daniel López).

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii. There was a juvenile on 10.10 at estany d'Europa, PN Aiguamolls de l'Empordà, Girona (J.Martí Aledo, Teresa Montràs).On 20.10 there were 11 altogether with 3 C.minuta at Riet Vell reserve, Ebre delta, Tarragona (Jamie Durrant).There were 7 at Isla Menor, Sevilla, on 8.10 (Ian Kinley et al).

Pectoral Sandpiper* Calidris melanotos. 5 records (1w0051, 2w0052,3,4w0052,5 ). On 4.10 there was one juvenile at Poblado de Alfonso XIII, Sevilla (José Manuel Reyes, Paco Chiclana)See thumbnails here.(2) There was one at Marismas de Alday, Santander from 6-10.10 (A.Bustamante, Héctor Díaz, Javier de la Cruz; JM Pérez de Ana, M.Garrigós).Still there on 11.10 (Alejandro García Herrera, Chuchi López; F.Arce; JM Pérez de Ana).See thumbnails here.And 12.10 (F.Arce)(3) On18.10 (J.Fregenal, A.Lupión) and  20.10 there was one at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Antonio Tamayo). Seen again on 24.10 (Samuel Peregrina).(4) On 29.10 a bird was seen at Masia Blanca ricefields, Canal Vell area, Delta de l'Ebre, Tarragona (David Bigas).(5) on 26.10 one was seen at Isla Menor, Sevilla (Alfonso Barragán).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper* Tryngites subruficollis (1w0051 ). One was seen at embalse de Cecebre, A Coruña, Galicia on 4.10 (Antonio Sandoval, Rubén Moreno-Opo). It was still there on 5.10 when it was photographed by Pablo Gutiérrez & A.Sandoval (see thumbnail here). The bird seen last month at Ebre delta was photographed and can be seen here as well

SLENDER-BILLED CURLEW* Numenius tenuirostris(1w0051 ). Two were seen at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 26.10 midday (Karmelo de Dios, José Manuel Andrés) when seen at 100 m distance in good light conditions. Drawings were obtained but no photos were taken. After an internet query, 20 observers gathered in the area from 15:00 until dusk but did not relocate the birds (Miguel Rouco et al). ON 27.10 the search will continue.Despite intensive search the days after, no Numenius was found at the area (SEO/Salamanca).

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis. There were 2 at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca on 16.10 (G.Hernández, M.A.García Matellanes, J.J.Ramos Encalado).Still one on 27.10 (G.Martín, C.Sánchez, F.J. de la Cruz).

Lesser Yellowlegs* Tringa flavipes(1w0055 ). One was found at Azud de Riolobos, Salamanca from 14-15.10 (Javier de la Cruz, Octavio Infante). See thumbnails here. On 15.10 it was seen by M.Rouco and C.Vidal. Some images can be seen in the Azud website here. It was still there on 18.10 (Ignacio Torres).

Sabine's Gull Larus sabini. On 3.10 c.20 birds were seen from Punta de la Vaca, Asturies (Elias García Sánchez).On 17.10 afternoon, one 1st winter was found in a meadow near Verdicio, Gozón. It was injured carrying hooks both in bill and legs. Once recovered the same afternoon, it is released and flies perfectly (Manuel Quintana Becerra).On 24.10 two were seen from Estaca de Bares, A Coruña and on 25.10 another one passed off the same location (Antonio Sandoval)

Caspian tern Sterna caspia. There was one at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva on 13.10 (John Butler).There were 4 at Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga on 26.10 (Blas López). There were 1 at Los Lances, Tarifa on 1.10 and 6 at Bonanza, Cádiz on 6.10 (Ian Kinley et al).

Royal Tern* Sterna maxima (1,2) There were two at Torredembarra, Tarragona on 4-5.10 (Jordi i Albert Vázquez, Eloi Rovira, Abel González) but not subsequently. There are photos that prove the ID (ed.comment) (2) One was seen from Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, Málaga on 30.10 (Samuel Peregrina). See a thumbnail of the head pattern here (Samuel Peregrina)

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis. There were 2 moving west on 4.10 at Gibraltar (Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society).There were 2 off Calaburras lighthouse, Mijas, Málaga on 18.10 (Paco Rios). Four more were seen on 26.10 at the same place (Paco Rios).

Roseate Tern* Sterna dougallii (1) There was one subadult at Marismas del Odiel, Huelva on 13.10 (John Butler)

Citrine Wagtail* Motacilla citreola(1, 2 ) (1) The 1st winter bird  from Llobregat delta was last seen on 1.10 (X.Pinheiro, R.Gutiérrez et al). (2). On 16.10, during a visit to Ebre delta, Tarragona one 1st winter bird was found at El Goleró area, near the ditches (R.Gutiérrez, F.López). See photo below and a thumbnail here

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii. There was one on 1.10 in an irrigation pond 10 km off Vitoria, Alava. It was rather hurt (Julia Knorr). See a thumbnail here.On 7.10 there was one adult female in a meadow near Dupont factory, valle de Tamón, Carreño, Asturies (Clemente Álvarez). One had been seen in Bañugues, Asturies on 29.9 (Elias García) and it was believed to be the first of the autumn. There was a male at playa de la Arena, Muskiz, Bizkaia on 24.10 (Juan Manuel Pérez de Ana).

Richard's Pipit* Anthus richardi (1,2,3 ) (1) A bird was seen at Arnao, Castropol , Asturies on 4.10 (Elias García, Pablo Fernández, Daniel López et al).(2) On 7.10 a bird was seen coming inland from the sea at Cabu Peñes, Gozón, Asturies. It was accompanied by six other pipits, probably Meadow Pipits (A.pratensis). (Clemente Álvarez Usategui)(3)On 11.10 it was recorded the 1st for this year at Corrubedo Dunes Natural Park, A Couña, an adult (Rafael y Tito Salvadores, César Vidal).

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus. One was seen at Els Reguerons, Viladecans, Llobregat delta, Barcelona on 21.10 (Xavier Larruy Brusi)

Greenish Warbler* Phylloscopus trochiloides. Seven records. (One to sixlw0056 through snail mail,7). On 6.10 at 15:00 hours one was seen Peroño, Aturies, the Spanish 'Mecca' for this bird !!. It is believed to be a different individual and it was attempted its ringing without success (Elías García, Clemente Álvarez, Daniel López Velasco, Manuel Quintana Becerra). On 14.10 there were five birds altogether !!!! at rasa de Cabo Busto, Valdés, Asturies (Elias Garcia). Four were seen at close distance and another was heard. These sightings coincided with a heavy arrival of Chiffchaffs. On 13.10 a bird was seen again at Peroño, La Vaca, Asturies (COA) but it is not clear if this is the same day reported on 6.10.(7) On 11.10 one was seen at La Nava lagoon, Palencia. It was initially heard by Asturies (used-to-this species :-) ) birders and later was seen (Manuel Quintana Becerra, Conchita O.Ania).On 17.10 there lasted one at Peroño, Asturies (Pedro J & Elias García Sánchez). All in all at Asturies there have been NINE birds: four different at Peroño plus at least five at Cabu Bustu (Elias García Sanchez)

Yellow-browed Warbler* Phylloscopus inornatus. Five records. (1  thorugh snail mail,2,3,4,5
After the 'invasion' registered in N Europe and the same week ringing of a bird in Italy, on 19.10 a bird reached Catalonia, NE Spain where it was trapped and ringed at Estanys de Jordà, PN de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa, Girona (Oriol Clarabuch, Grabi de Jesús, Fran Trabalón). See a photo below and thumbnails here.(2)On 12.10 one waqs trapped at Cabrera island, Balearics (Rebot at Forumaus) (3)On 15.10 one was trapped at Dragonera island, Balearics (Rebot at Forumaus)(4) A bird was seen at Torremolinos, Málaga on 26-28.10 (Andrew M Paterson.Relocated on 29.10 at the same place (A.Tamayo, B.López, A.Paterson)..(5) A bird was seen and photographed at Racó de l'Olla, L'Albufera de València, on 27-31.10 (B.Dies, JL Terrasa, JI Dies) See a thumbnail here. 
w0056. © Oriol Clarabuch

Little Bunting* Emberiza pusilla. (1l On 2.10 one juvenile was trapped and ringed at RN Sebes i Meandre de Flix, Flix, Tarragona. Some photos were taken. See below(Marc Pérez López).

Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis. A bird was seen at punta Frouxeira, Valdoviño, A Coruña on 31.10 (Antonio Fernández)

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

Recent reports includes the latest sightings from the whole of Spain which are both personal observations, communications or have been released in E-Mail lists. Please contact the authors before using any photo for anything else than personal reference. Any submitted news to this page will be forwarded to the Spanish RC if enough substantiated but inclusion in this page does not imply acceptance or homologation of any kind. Gibraltar news are included thanks to Gibraltar Ornithological & Natural History Society but this has no more implication than the sake of completeness given this area situation. Names of localities are featured as given by the authors of the records, that should be cited as those. Today news are marked with  . Go back to top
Citas recientes incluye las últimas novedades del conjunto del país que tanto son observaciones personales, comunicaciones al autor o noticias difundidas en listas de correo. Por favor contacten los autores para cualquier uso de las fotografias fuera del estrictamente personal.Cualquier cita que se envie a esta página sera reenviada al CR/SEO pero su inclusión aquí no implica su aceptación u homologación de ningún tipo.Los nombres de las localidades se incluyen como son enviadas por los colaboradores, que deben ser citados como autores de las citas. Las noticias más recientes se marcan con . Ir al inicio de la página
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This month homologation statistics:
Rarities reported so far this month
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Latest highlights:

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) at Cecebre reservoir, Galicia, on 4-5.10 (Photo: Pablo Gutiérrez)
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) at Ebre delta on 29.9 (Photo: Enric Farré)
Two images of the Pectoral seen at Poblado de Alfonso XIII, Sevilla (J.M.Reyes)
The Pied Wagtail near Vitoria on 1.10 (Photo: Julia Knorr)
The Petoral Sandpiper from Alday marshes, Cantabria, below closed to a Knot (Photos: Alvaro Bustamante).
The Sacred Ibis at la Villa. Asturies on 11.10 (Daniel López Velasco).
The Citrine Wagtail, the 2nd this autumn, found by the same Llobregat Delta 'team' as the first one this month but this time at Ebre Delta, Tarragona on 16.10 (Photo: Ferran López).
The Lesser Yellowlegs of the Azud de Riolobos on 14-15.10 (Photo above: Javier dela Cruz; below: César Vidal).
Two images of the Yellow-Browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus), the first to be reported this autumn in Iberia after the 'invasion' that some European countries have experienced these two months. Bird ringed at La Garrotxa on 19.10 (Photos: Oriol Clarabuch).
The Little Bunting ringed at Flix early this month, the only this autumn so far  (Photos:Marc Pérez)
The Yellow-Browed Warbler at l'Albufera de València on 27-28.10. So far five have reached Spain after the Europan invasion this autumn (Photo: JI Dies).
The Snow Goose Anser caerulescens at Saladas de Alcañiz this month (Photo F.Javier Moreno)
The drake Ring.-necked Duck seen at Valdoviño, A Coruña on 26.10, the 1st this Autumn (Antonio Gutiérrez)
The Corncrake found at Alicante that dead the day after (Photo: Luis Fidel).
Sketch of the Royal Tern Sterna maxima head pattern seen at Málaga on 31.10 (Samuel Peregrina)
The male Long-tailed Duck seen at Txingudi, Gipuzkoa from 22-25.10 (Photo: Mikel Etxaniz)

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