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Rare Birds in Spain 
8th year in a row informing on first-hand news on rare birds in Spain.
'Proud to gather observations from all those who make this possible for the benefit of birds and birding'.

Recent Reports: Latest sightings



topoNumber of rarities this month topoCitations / Citaciones / Com citar
topoRarity distribution this month topoRarity forecast 
topoSearch within Rare Birds in Spain topoAvailable past reports
topoMonth Overview topoResumen del mes
topoBird news topoResum del mes
topoSpecies index (n=10 + 23= 32) + 0 Only Canary Islands
Cygnus cygnus Branta canadensis Anas discors
Anser fabalis Branta bernicla hrota Aythya collaris
Anser brachyrhynchus Anas americana Aythya affinis
Anas c.f. rubripes x platyrhynchos


Pelecanus onocrotalus Crex crex Phylloscopus inornatus
Fregata magnificens Pluvialis dominica/fulva Phylloscopus proregulus
Egretta gularis x garzetta Vanellus gregarius Phylloscopus fuscatus
Leptoptilos crumeniferus Calidris pusilla Ficedula parva
Circus macrourus Tringa flavipes Carduelis flavirostris
Gyps ruepellii Larus cachinnans Carduelis flammea
Buteo rufinus Eremophila alpestris Emberiza pusilla
Aquila clanga Oenanthe deserti


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


Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus (1)

(1) Cantabria. A bird coming from late august was seen again at Santander bay on 19.11 (Yves Borremans) and 25.11 (Alejandro García-Herrera)

Bean Goose Anser fabalis (1)

(1) Palencia On 23.11 one rossicus was at Laguna de Boada, Palencia (Fernando Jubete y Antonio Herrero / Casa Museo de la laguna de Boada Fundación Global Nature).

Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (1-2,3)
(1-2) Asturies The birds present in October at ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies were seen again on 7.11 at the same place (Adolfo Villaverde; Daniel López Velasco, César Álvarez Laó, Marco García, Ricard Gutiérrez; Luis Mario Arce & Belén Alonso) and 9.11 to 14.11 and 16.11 (Luis Mario Arce & Belén Alonso)to 30.11(Luis Mario Arce & Belén Alonso) .

(3) Palencia. One was seen and heard at Laguna de Boada, Palencia on 21.11 (Enrique Gómez Crespo) and 28.11 (Carlos Nazario)

Canada Goose Branta canadensis (1,2)

(1) Palencia On 5.11 one was at Laguna de Boada, Palencia (Casa Museo de la laguna de Boada Fundación Global Nature). Seen again on 15.11 (Juan Miguel Cid)and 19.11 (Casa Museo de la laguna de Boada Fundación Global Nature).

(2) Bizkaia. On 22.11 one was seen flying over El Abra, Santurtzi, Bizkaia (Gorka Ocio).

Pale-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota (1)

(1) Cádiz On 24.11 a bird was seen in front of Salinas Dolores hide, Cadiz bay Natural Park, Cádiz (Xurxo Pinheiro)

American Wigeon Anas americana (1-2)

(1-2) Asturies On 27.11 at La Linera, ría del Eo, Castropol, Asturias a female was reported with a presumed hybrid drake Anas penelope x americana associated to 59 Anas penelope and all being well seen (Luis Mario Arce). Caution is needed with presumed hybrid drakes since some pure penelope can show green marks in head sides (ed. comment).

Presumed hybrid American Black Duck Anas rubripes x Mallard Anas platyrhynchos & Pure American Black Duck (1,2)

(1) Asturies The hybrid drake rubripes x platyrhynchos seen at ria de Villaviciosa, Asturies on 10.10 was still there on 7.11 and 16.11, when three photos were obtained (see their thumbnails here) (Luis Mario Arce, Belén Alonso)to 30.11(Luis Mario Arce & Belén Alonso) .

(2) Lugo. Pepinho, the well known Galician Black Duck was seen again in its local haunt the ría de Foz, Lugo on 23.11 (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo in flight below, with a Mallard (D.Calleja)Anas rubripesPhoto above:© David Calleja. 23.11.2008

Blue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1) A Coruña. A juvenile or a female was at Valdoviño, A Coruña on 7.11 (Pablo Gutiérrez)

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1,2)
(1) Navarra On 2.11 a drake was found at Sangüesa, Navarra (Javier Sola). It remained the following day (José Ardaiz). See a thumbnail here.

2) Pontevedra. On 22.11 a female was discovered within a flock of 126 Pochards (Aythya ferina) at As Eiras reservoir, Fornelos de Montes/Ponte Caldelas (Óscar Martínez Roza). Still there on 25.11 (Ó. Martínez Roza). See several photos at his blog:

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1,2,3,4)
(1) León On 1.11 a drake was found at Selga de Ordás reservoir, León (Carlos Zumalacárregui). Last year 1st sighting was on 2.11.2007 (ed. comment).
(2) Asturies. On 15.11 a drake was found at Embalse de San Andrés, Gijón (Daniel López Velasco, Adolfo Villaverde). Seen later by other observers (Manuel Quintana, Xuan Cortés, Nacho Vega,Marco García, Jose Antonio Larriba, Luis Mario Arce & Belén Alonso) and still present on 16.11 (communicated by D.L.Velasco). See a photo below and three thumbnails here (D.L.Velasco).On 17.11 it was still there (Clemente Álvarez Usategui; José Antonio García Fernández). Aythya affinisPhoto above:© Daniel López Velasco. 15.11.2008

(6) Gran Canaria A pair was seen at Tenefe Saltpans, Santa Lucía, Gran Canaria on 19.11 (Miguel Avelino, José García Monzón).First record for Gran Canaria. See three photos below (Miguel Avelino) and two further thumbnails here.AytaffAythya affinisAythya affinisPhotos above:© Miguel Avelino. 19.11.2008


White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus (1)
(1)Lleida The bird at Lleida last month was still near the Montoliu de Lleida dump on 16.11 (Marc Bonjoch)

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens. (1)

(1) Cantabria. A female frigatebird was seen 5-8 nautic miles off Santander, Cantabria on 9.11 (Álvaro Díaz, Felipe González, Aitor Rincón y Carlos García). See a photo below and more photos of this bird in this Picassa album here (Álvaro Díaz Pastor). See a Youtube video here (Aitor Rincón).There is another video here.
FremagPhoto above:© Álvaro Díaz. 9.11.2008

Presumed Hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta and Pure Western Reef Egretta gularis (1,2,3)
(1) Murcia. A pale grey bird that was first found on 31.10 in the company of 12 Little Egrets at the 'Desembocadura de la Rambla de Albujon', Cartagena, Murcia (Lat. 37.715982, Lon. -0.859382) was seen again on 1.11 at the same place (Richard Howard, Antonio Fuentes Marín and Inés Chamón Férnandez).

(2) València . A bird was seen on 24.11 at El Tremolar ricefields, Valencia (Bosco Dies), see a photo below (B.Dies). Probably the same bird last october in the Albufera area.Egretta garzetta x gularisPhoto above:© Bosco Díes. 24.11.2008

(3) Tarragona. The hybrid present around La Tancada lagoon was seen at the former fishing farm ponds on 27.11 (Ricard Gutiérrez). See a thumbnail here.

Marabou Leptoptilos crumeniferus (1) D CATEGORY SPECIES
(1) Cáceres On 2.11 the bird seen at Burgos, Ávila and Plasencia in October was relocated at Acehuche, C-W Cáceres, c.70 km from Plasencia (Andrés Rodríguez). See a thumbnail here. It remained there on 6.11 (Justiniano Julián e Iván Solana)

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1)
(1) Girona. On 8.11 a 1cy male was found at mas Pla, Baix Ter, Girona(Àlex Ollé i Albert Burgas). See a photo below (Albert Burgas) and a thumbnail here (Àlex Ollé). More at Ornitho Empordà website here. Seen again on 10.11 (Jon Badiola, Manolo García, Joan Ferrer).
See a photo below and a thumbnail here (Joan Ferrer).
Circus macrourus
Photo above:©Albert Burgas. 8.11.2008Circus macrourusPhoto above:©Joan Ferrer. 10.11.2008

Rüppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii (1,2)
(1) Alacant One bird was trapped and ringed at Sierra de la Mariola, Alcoi, Alacant presumably around 12.11 when the news were broadcasted at Las Provincias newspaper. The bird is wingtagged with a yellow mark on its right wing with BLX letters (as seen from the photo) (Fapas Alcoi)

(2) Cádiz. On 19-20.11 a new individual of Rüppell's vulture was located at the Tarifa area, Cádiz (Miguel González. Pako Zufiaur y Javier Elorriaga /Fundación Migres). See a thumbnail here.

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1,2,3)
(1) Cádiz There was one at
the Tarifa area, Cádiz on 19-20.11 (Miguel González. Pako Zufiaur y Javier Elorriaga /Fundación Migres). See two thumbnails here
(2) Sevilla. One was reported from the Osuna area on 21.11 (Antonio Miguel Pérez, Quirri, Lupi, Blas López y Gonzalo Lage).

(3) Cádiz At Los Barrios, Cádiz another individual of Long-legged Buzzard, an adult, was seen on 26.11. It was a darker and more rufous individual than bird (1) (Juan Ramirez y Javi Elorriaga/ Fundación Migres).See two thumbnails here

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1,2)
(1) Castelló A bird assigned to this species by the observers was seen and photographed at Marjal de Almenara, Castelló, on 4.11 (Josep Bort). See three thumbnails here (J.Bort).
Presumably same bird seen along the week at Albufera de Valencia: a 2nd/3rd cy individual assigned to this species was observed at Racó de l'Olla reserva, l'Albufera de Valencia on 18.11 (J. I. Dies, B. Dies, M. Chardi, A. Valentín, P. Vera and others), see a thumbnail here. Seen again on 27 & 28.11 (J.Ignacio Dies, Bosco Dies, Pablo Vera, Anna Valentín, and others) at Tancat areas and Racó de l'Olla & Mata de El Fang reserves, See a thumbnail here where it really seems a clanga (més informació at Birding Albufera here)

(2) Huelva. An undetermined clanga/pomarina individual was seen over El Rocío marshes, Doñana, Huelva on 15.11 (Paco Chiclana)

Corncrake Crex crex (1)
(1) Girona An individual was spotted when crossing a road at puig Portugal, Santa Cristina d'Aro, Girona, on 23.11 (Carlos Alvarez)

American/Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica/fulva (1-3)
(1-3) Asturies Three birds were reported in flight, underwing pattern well noted, at rasa de Luces, Colunga, Asturies on 14.11 (Luis Mario Arce)

Sociable Plover Vanellus gregarius (1-2)
(1) Girona On 8.11 2 birds were seen altogether at Pals ricefields, Baix Ter, Girona (Albert Burgas i Àlex Ollé). On 9.11 one remained (Albert Burgas, Àlex Ollé, Xavi Larruy, Jordi Jofre, Teresa Montràs i Jordi Martí-Aledo). More at Ornitho Empordà website here. The two birds s
een again on 10.11 (Jon Badiola, Manolo García, Joan Ferrer). One of them was still around on 14.11 (Albert Burgas) and 15.11 (Dani Roca i Toni Alonso).See two thumbnails here. This same individual remained into 19.11 (Ricard Gutiérrez, Jordi Martí-Aledo; Cristian Jensen, Iben Hove, Joan Barrachina et al) and 20.11 (Edward Bonavia, Raymond Galea, Nicholas Galea) to 30.11 (Jordi Sala, Cristina Prieto).See two thumbnails here (R.Galea)

topoSemipalmated Stint Calidris pusilla(1)
(1) Lanzarote A bird was found at campo de golf de Tías, Lanzarote, Las Palmas on 1.11 (F.J. García Vargas).First for the island and E Canaries. See two photos below and two thumbnails here. Still around on 4.11 (F.J.García Vargas, J.J.Ramos Melo).Calidris pusillaCalidris pusilla
Photos above:© F.J.García Vargas. 1.11.2008

Lesser Yellowlegs  Tringa flavipes (1)
(1) A Coruña The bird found on 23.10 at Cecebre reservoir, A Coruña
was still there on 8.11 (Xabier Varela) and 9.11 (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below (D.Calleja).Tringa flavipesPhoto above:© David Calleja. 9.11.2008

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1)
(1) Asturies. A 2w was found on 17.11 at Ría de Avilés, Asturies (César A. Laó). See a photo below and a head detail thumbnail in the right column here. Larus cachinnansPhoto above:©César A.Laó .17.11.2008

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris (1)
(1) Asturies On 6.11 at Playa de Penarronda, Asturies, a bird was seen in the beach and later moving to Villadún and Arnao (Pablo Fernández)

Desert Weathear Oenanthe deserti (1,2)
(1) A Coruña On 9.11 a male was discovered at Praia da Barra, Ponteceso, A Coruña (Tito Salvadores, Rafa Salvadores). See a photo below. Another bird of this species was found in the same place in 2003. Seen later the same day (C.Damian Romai, Atocha Ramos), see thumbnails here, and still there on 10.11 (Xabier Varela, Carmen Mouzo)
Oenanthe desertiPhoto above:© Tito & Rafa Salvadores. 9.11.2008

(2) A Coruña On 10.11 a different bird was found at playa de Morouzos, Ortigueira (David Martínez Lago) where it was still present on 11.11 (Ricardo Hevia, J.M.Alonso Pumar) and later the day by other observers (Pablo Fernández). See two photos below (J.M.Alonso Pumar). More information in Galician Birding blog here.Oenanthe desertiOenanthe desertiPhotos above:© J.M.Alonso Pumar .11.11.2008

topoYellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
(1) Lanzarote A bird was found at Uga village gardens, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas on 2.11 (F.J. García Vargas).On 3.11 it remained at the same place and it was photographed (F.J.Garcia Vargas). See a photo below and a thumbnail here. Still around on 4.11 (F.J.García Vargas, J.J.Ramos Melo, A.Unquiles).Phylloscopus inornatus
Photo above:© F.J.García Vargas. 3.11.2008

(2) Cantabria. A bird was reported from Santoña marshes, Cantabria, on 1.11 (Javier Álvarez Remirez and others).
(3) A Coruña. On 5.11 one was seen near cabo Ortegal, Cariño, A Coruña within a Goldcrest R.regulus group (Ricardo Hevia, J.M.Alonso Pumar)
(4) Asturies. On 10.11 another was seen at Cabu Peñes, Asturies (Nacho Castelao).
(5) Granada. On 15.11, a bird was found and photographed at "Charca de Suárez", Granada (Juan Pérez-Contreras, Beatriz Pérez Machado, Nils & Elena & Alejandro Börjesson y Manuel Mañani). See a photo below (Juan Pérez-Contreras). The record has already been submitted to the CR/SEO-BirdLife.Phylloscopus inornatusPhoto above:© Juan Pérez Contreras. 15.11.2008

(6) Gran Canaria A bird was found on 3.11 at the gardens of the junction where the GC-60 meets the GC-601, Artedara, Gran Canaria (Oskar Nilsson).
(7) Fuerteventura. A bird was found on 18.11 at Betancuria, Fuerteventura: first heard then seen feeding in a small park on the opposite of the Presidente Hormiga street where heard frequently calling (Bart-Jan Prak; Per Dahl).More in Spanish about these Canary islands records here.
(8) Sevilla. On 17.11 a bird was heard and sen at Rivera de Huesna, Sierra Norte de Sevilla, Sevilla (Rafa Romero).

Pallas' Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus (1,2) 6th-7th FOR SPAIN
Soria. On 2.11 a bird was photographed in a private garden of Soria city (Daniel Fernández Alonso). See three thumbnails here.
(2) Castelló. On 8.11 a bird was trapped and ringed at Columbretes islands, Castelló (Jose Luis Murcia). See two photos below.Phylloscopus proregulusPhylloscopus proregulusPhotos above:©Jose Luis Murcia. 8.11.2008

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (1)
(1) Valladolid A bird was reported from Valladolid on 17.11 (Carlos Nazario). Read in Spanish the account of the sighting here.

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva (1)
Barcelona. On 2.11 an Euring 3 was found at Besós river mouth (Quique Carballal)

(2) Gibraltar An unringed bird was seen near Jews Gate, Gibraltar on 27.11 (Ian Thompson/GONHS). It was seen just in the same place where another was ringed on 21.10.2008. 3rd record for the area (contributed by Charles Perez & Ernest F.J.García/GONHS)

Twite Carduelis flavirostris (1)
(1) Asturies On 10.11 a bird was seen at sierra de Curiscao, concejo de Salas, Asturies, at 710 m high in company of two Linnets (César Álvarez Laó)

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis flammea (1,2,3,4-13,14-15,16,17-19)
(1) Asturies On 6.11 a cabaret bird was seen near Punta da Cruz. Villadún, Castropol, Asturies in company of Linnets Carduelis cannabina (Pablo Fernández). See a photo below and a thumbnail here.
Carduelis flammeaPhoto above:© Pablo Fernández. 6.11.2008

(2) Asturies On 6.11 a female/1w of a cf. cabaret bird was seen at porreo de Muslera, ría de Villaviciosa, Asturies (Luis Carrera). Due to access restrictions a relocation of the bird could not be attempted on 7.11.
(3) Asturies On 8.11 one cabaret was found at rasa de Lluces, Colunga, Asturies in company of Goldfinches and a Siskin (Xuan Cortés). A thumbnail of the bird is here.
(4-13) Asturies. On 16.11 a group of at least 10 BIRDS was found at Bustio, Tinamayor, close to Unquera, within a large Siskin flock (Elías García-Sánchez). These figures have no precedent in Spain (ed. comment).
(14-15) Asturies. On 19.11 two cabaret were seen with a party of up to 40 Siskins C.spinus on birches near Penarronda, Castropol, Asturies (Pablo Fernández).
(16) Asturies. On 20.11 another different bird was seen also at Penarronda, Castropol, Asturies (Pablo Fernández) with 15 Siskins and 2 Goldfinches. See a thumbnail here. This bird was relocated on 22.11 at the same place (Clemente Álvarez Usategui). On 23.11 three altogether were seen, perhaps birds 14-16 (Manuel Quintana).
(17-19) Asturies. On 20.11, at Cabo Busto,Valdés,Astúrias and within a flock of over 150 C.carduelis, there were 3 Carduelis flammea cabaret, two 1w females and a male (see below) (Jesús Landeira)

Carduelis flammeaPhoto above:© Jesús Landeira. 20.11.2008

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla (1,2)
(1) Asturies An individual was trapped and ringed in an unknown Asturies site on 14.11 (Grupo de anillamiento Torquilla - GIA Asturias).

(2) Albacete. On 18.11 a bird was trapped and ringed at Canal de El Salobral, Albacete (Ángel José Lara and others). This would be the 4th trapped in the same area (one from 12.12.01 to 19.02.02; 18.01.02; 12.12.05 and this from 18.11.08. Some photos of these birds here.


* Those species which are rarities only within the islands and are dealt with by CR/SEO are included here. Such records should be submitted to Juan Antonio Lorenzo at canarias @
** Canarian records of species which are rarities nationwide are included in the main text in violet type.



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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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Number of rarities individuals per month in this website in 2005 and 2006

Latest highlights:

The Yellow-browed from Lanzarote as on 3.11 (F.J.García Vargas)
The 'unexpected' Soria Pallas' Warbler as on 2.11 (Daniel Fernández)
Another Lanzarote rarity, the Semipalmated Stint seen on 1.11 (F.J.Garcia Vargas)
The W Asturies Redpoll, 1st of a series of three so far (P.Fernández)
Another unexpected sighting was this Pallid Harrier at Girona (A.Ollé)
The 3rd Redpoll at Asturies (X.Cortés). None of them has been twitchtable.
The damaged Marabou continues its trip in SW Spain, now at Cáceres (A.Rodríguez)
The eagle at Marjal d'Almenara (Josep Bort)
The Desert Weathear from Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia)
One of the Sociable Plovers found at Pals ricefields, Girona (above: Manolo García, below, Joan Ferrer)
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Three images of the Ponteceso Desert Wheatear (C.D.Romai)
Also at Pals ricefields was this Pallid Harrier (Joan Ferrer)
The 1st Lesser Scaup to reach León this year (C.Zumalacárregui)
And another from Asturies, at San Andrés reservoir (D.López Velasco)
Asturies also held this odd duck believed to be a hybrid American Black & Mallard ducks (Luis Mario Arce)
Asturies showed an unpredecented influx of Redpolls (Pablo Fernández)
The Ring-necked Duck at Sangüesa, Navarra as on 2.11 (Javier Sola).
The Avilés Caspian Gull (César A.Laó)
The Spotted eagle at l'Albufera de Valencia (J.I.Dies)
Above two shots of the drake Lesser Scaup at Gran Canaria (Miguel Avelino)
After some time, new sightings of Rüppells Vulture at Tarifa (Javier Elorriaga)
Also at Tarifa, this Long-legged Buzzard was still around by mid month (Javier Elorriaga)
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The Sociable Plover at Pals seen by visiting Maltese birders too! (RGalea)
The Eagle id at Valencia was clarified as clanga by late November (Bosco Dies)
The 'new' Long-legged Buzzard from Los Barrios, Cádiz, far from the Tarifa bird (Javier Elorriaga)
The Tancada Ebro delta egret proved quite elusive but was seen again n 27.11 (Ricard Gutiérrez)

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