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Recent Reports

Rare Birds in Spain 
7th year in a row informing on rare birds in Spain

Recent Reports: Latest sightings
All birds featured are rarities needing homologation by the CR/SEO
See the information page for how to submit records to CR/SEO either by mail or online

From March 2005 this webpage only includes records of birds needing homologation by CR/SEO. For other local rarities contact local bird reports or records committees. See here rarities only for the Canary Islands also dealt by CR/SEO. Changes in application to the rarity list from January 2006. New rarities include Sylvia curruca, Crex crex and others. Larus delawarensis and Anthus richardi have been withdrawn from the rarity list and will not be included in 2006.

Number of rarities this month Citations / Citaciones / Com citar
Species index (n= 2 + 6 =8) +  0 Only Canary Islands
Alopochen aegyptiaca Branta canadensis


Egretta gularis x garzetta Phoenicopterus minor Larus philadelphia
Oceanites oceanicus Falco biarmicus Larus hyperboreus


* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here
See also last month news for late updates or long-stayers


Egyptian Goose* Alopochen aegyptiaca (1-2,3)
(1-2) There were 2 birds, very presumably of captive origin (E list) at Estany de Boada, Baix Ter, Girona on 20.5, 27.5 and 4.6 (Ramon Fortià). See a photo below. These sightings have to be the same two birds reported at Basses d'en Coll, Pals, also Baix Ter area, Girona on 20.5 too (check May 2006 reports). 

Photo above: Ramon Fortià. 4.6.2006
(3) On 13.6 a bird was seen in company of a Ruddy Shelduck T.ferruginea at Bassa de Son Ferriol, Mallorca (Lalo Ventoso). See a photo here (opens in another window)

Canada Goose* Branta canadensis (1)
(1) A bird was seen flying south over the sea off L'Estartit, Torroella de Montgrí, Girona on 4.6 (Jordi Clavell, Neus Gallardo).A bird, probably the same, was seen flying over the marshes of Sant Pere Pescador beach, Girona on 7.6 (Teresa Montràs, Madavh Singh, Àlex Ollé, Jordi Martí-Aledo).


Wilson's Storm-petrel* Oceanites oceanicus (1)
(1) A bird was seen on 21.6 from Rillón vessel, 15 nautic miles N off Cuideiru (Cudillero), Asturies (Arturo Ruano, José Antonio Fernández, Xurde Gayol). It was in company of hundreds of European Storm-Petrels Hydrobates pelagicus

Presumed Hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret* Egretta gularis x garzetta (1)
(1) The bird present for the last years at Tancada lagoon, Ebre delta, Tarragona, was seen again on 16.6 (Johnny van der Zwaag, I.H.Sørensen, C.Jensen/Audouin Birding Tours) and on 21.6 (Andrew & Jannette Shands, Gitte Hove and Niels Ole Sørensen, I.H.Sørensen, C.Jensen/Audouin Birding Tours)

Lesser Flamingo* Phoenicopterus minor (1)
(1) An adult was seen on 11.6 at Villacañas reservoir, Toledo (Delfín González, Juan M.Ruiz, Javier Marchamalo). Perhaps it's the same bird present the previous month at laguna delCamino de Villafranca, de Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real (Check may 2006 reports). See a thumbnail of the Toledo bird here

Lanner * Falco biarmicus (1)(1)
(1) On 14.6 there was a bird at Xeiro, Cangas de Narcea, Asturies (Adrián Vigil Morán)
(1) At Gibraltar, a juvenile was seen on 23.6. It arrived in Gibraltar from the south and continued north, thus a natural post-breeding dispersal record (GONHS, contributed by Ernest FJ Garcia)

Bonaparte's Gull* Larus philadelphia (1)
(1) The 1w first seen on 16.3 at ría do Burgo, A Coruña, was seen again, now a 1s, on 29.5 (Antonio Sandoval).The bird remained there on 17.6 (see two thumbnails here)

Glaucous Gull* Larus hyperboreus (1)
(1) A 2nd summer bird remained at Zeluán, Asturies, on 18.6 (Daniel López Velasco). See a thumbnail here

* processing of these rarities dealt by CR/SEO, hence their inclusion here. Send putative records to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at 
** check out national-wide rarities also seen in the Canary islands within the main section text, written in violet colour rather than black and marked with a dot. 

None reported in June nor in May, but check April records for possible long-stayers

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 .From 2004 on news on Pied Wagtail and Caspian Tern are no longer included except in case of major unusual concentrations. From April 2005 only news of rarities needing homologation by the Spanish Rarities Committee are included .. 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 .Desde enero de 2004 no se inluyen citas de lavandera blanca enlutada ni de pagaza piquirroja excepto en casos de grandes concentraciones inusualesDesde Abril de 2005 se incluyen únicamente citas de  rarezas que necesitan homologación por el Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife Ir al inicio de la página
Cites recents inclou les darreres novetats del conjunt de l'estat que són observacions pròpies, comunicacions o noticies difoses a llistes de correu. Si us plau contacteu amb els autors de les fotos per a a qualsevol ús fora de l'estrictament personal. Qualsevol cita que sigui enviada a aquesta plana serà rebotada també al CR/SEO si bé la seva publicació aquí no implica la seva aceptació o homologació de cap mena. Els noms de les localitats són posats tal i com són enviats pels autors, que han de ser referenciats com a autors de les cites. Les notícies més recents són les marcades amb .Des de gener de 2004 no s'inclouen cites de cuereta blanca endolada ni de xatrac gros llevat de possibles casos de concentracions inusuals Des d'Abril de 2005 únicament s'inclouen cites de rareses que necessiten homologació pel Comité de Rarezas de SEO/Birdlife. Tornar a l'inici de la plana.

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Rarities reported so far this month
Only Canary Islands rarities
 1 photos
4 thumbnails

Latest highlights:

The Lesser Flamingo found at Villacañas reservoir, Toledo on 11.6 (Delfín González)
The Glaucous gull at Zeluán,. Asturies, as on 18.6 (Daniel López Velasco)
The long-stating Bonaparte's Gull at La Coruña as on 17.6 (Cosme Damiam Romai)
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