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Rare Birds in Spain 
8th year in a row informing on first-hand news on rare birds in Spain.
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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=11+ 20= 31) + 0 Only Canary Islands
Cygnus cygnus Branta bernicla hrota Aythya collaris
Anser fabalis Anas americana Aythya affinis
Anser brachyrhynchus Anas carolinensis Melanitta perspicillata
  Anas discors Mergus merganser


Pelecanus onocrotalus Calidris pusilla Apus affinis
Egretta gularis x garzetta Larus pipixcan Oenanthe deserti
Phoenicopterus minor Larus cachinnans Phylloscopus inornatus
Porphyrio alleni Larus glaucoides Phylloscopus humei
Circus macrourus Larus hyperboreus Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Buteo rufinus Sterna forsteri Carduelis flammea
Aquila clanga Calcarius lapponicus


* 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 Pedreña, Santander bay on 5-7.12 (Javier G. Aoiz, Verónica López, Guillermo Rodríguez Lázaro, Ugo Mellone, Michelangelo Morganti y Anton David Pérez). See a thumbnail here. Still there on 14.12 (Sol Valbuena, Javier Portillo) and 21.12 (Alejandro García Herrera).The bird remained at Alday marshes, Cantabria, on 27.12 (Alejandro García Herrera).

Bean Goose Anser fabalis (1)

(1) Palencia On 2.12 onewas at Laguna de Boada, Palencia (Carlos Nazario Bocos).

Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus (1-3,4,5-6,7-8,9,10)

Palencia. Three on 2.12 and two on 4.12 were seen at Laguna de Boada, Palencia (Carlos Nazario Bocos et al).
(4) Asturies. A bird was seen in flight within a flock of 120 Greylag Geese (Anser anser) near cabo de Busto, Valdés, Asturias on 8.12 (Aldolfo Villaverde).
(5-6) Asturies. The birds at Ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies, were seen again on 9.12 (Xuán Cortés). Seen again on 12.12 (Luis Mario Arce; Xuan Cortés, David Álvarez)
(7-8) Asturies. There were 2 new birds at Ría de la Villa, Villaviciosa, Asturies on 8.12 (I.Castelao) that were seen again on 9.12 (Xuán Cortés). See a photo below (with the other 2 brachyrhynchus). Seen again on 12.12, three of the four birds (5-8) would be adults and one a 1w (Luis Mario Arce; Xuan Cortés, David Álvarez)Anser fabalis
Photo above:© Xuan Cortés. 9.12.2008

(9) Palencia. There was one at La Nava lagoon, Palencia on 27.12 (Carlos Nazario Bocos).

(10) Zamora. A bird was found at Villafáfila, Zamora, on 28.12 (Daniel López Velasco, Adolfo Villaverde)

Pale-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla hrota (1,2)

(1) Asturies On 11.12 a bird reached ría de Avilés, Asturies (César A. Laó). See a photo below and a video at youtube here (César A.Laó).
Branta bernicla hrotaPhoto above:© César Álvarez Laó. 11.12.2008

(2) Cádiz. On 18.12 there was one at Salina Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, San Fernando, Cádiz (José Luis Anguita, Alberto Savijn). See thumbnails here (José Luis Anguita).

American Wigeon Anas americana (1,2-3)

(1) A Coruña On 20.12 there was a drake at estuario del río Anllons, Ponteceso- A Cabana de Bergantiños, A Coruña (Catuxa Varela y Marcos Otero). It was still there on 27-28.12 (José Luis Rabuñal -he had discovered it quite a few days before- , Jordí Martí Aledo, L. J. Salaverri).
(2-3) A Coruña On 27-28.12 the two females discovered at ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, A Coruña within the previous ten days (José Luís Rabuñal) were seen in bad conditions (José Luis Rabuñal, Jordí Martí Aledo, L. J. Salaverri).

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis (1)
(1)A Coruña A drake was present at Ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, on 27-28.12 (José Luis Rabuñal, Jordí Martí Aledo, L. J. Salaverri)

Blue-winged Teal Anas discors (1)

(1) A Coruña. The juvenile or female found at Valdoviño, A Coruña on 7.11 was seen again on 6.12 (Antonio Fernández Marín, Xabier Remirez Perea y David Calleja Marcos).

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris (1,2,3)
(1) Valencia On 17.12 a male (presumably an adult) was seen at Vedat de Silla, PN Albufera de Valencia (Bosco Dies & Blanca Sarzo). There are some images and comments in the Birding Albufera website here. Given similar dates and observation place all seems to indicate that it is a returning bird (B.Dies in litt.). See a photo below (B.Dies).
Aythya collarisPhoto above:© Bosco Dies. 17.12.2008

(2) Pontevedra. On 18.12 a female was seen within a flock of Pochards (Aythya ferina) at Paredes, Enseada de San Simón, Vilaboa (C. D. Romai, T. Lewis). See two photos here. This bird was previously seen in November at As Eiras reservoir, Fornelos de Montes/Ponte Caldelas (O. Martínez).

(3) Ourense. On 30.12 a drake was seen at Miño river, near Ourense town (Alexandre Xusto ; Anton David Pérez, F.Javier Pato). The same location hosted another bird last February 2008, perhaps the same returning bird?.

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis (1,2,3,4)
(1) León On 6.12 a drake was found at Selga de Ordás reservoir, León, presumably the bird seen last month (Alfonso López y Juan Carlos Marín).
(2) Gran Canaria The pair found at Tenefe Saltpans, Santa Lucía, Gran Canaria on 19.11 was still there on 6.12 (Eugenio Hernández, Miguel Avelino).First record for Gran Canaria. See two photos below (Miguel Avelino)Aythya affinisAythya affinis
Photos above:© Miguel Avelino. 6.12.2008

(4) Asturies. On 26.12 it was relocated the drake found on 15.11 at Embalse de San Andrés, Gijón (Daniel López Velasco)

Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata (1)

(1) A Coruña. A 1w, probably a female, was seen on 14.12 at Camariñas, A Coruña (Pablo Gutiérrez).

Goosander Mergus merganser (1)

(1) Asturies On 7.12 afternoon a male was found at ría de Ribesella, Asturies (Adrián Vigil Morán; Gabriel Silva).


White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus (1)
(1)Lleida The bird at Lleida last month was not seen in early December (R.Gutiérrez, S.Sales) but it was seen again near the Montoliu de Lleida dump on 8.12 (Gerard Bota). Seen and photographed again on 22.12 (Marten van Dijl/ See a photo below and a thumbnail here.Pelecanus onocrotalus
Photo above:© Marten van Dijl. 22.12.2008

Presumed Hybrid Western Reef x Little Egret Egretta gularis x garzetta (1)
(1) València. A bird was seen on 20.12 at El Bony ricefields, Catarroja, Parc Natural de l'Albufera. It may well be a different bird from that seen last november given the amount of white in its head and neck (Bosco Dies).Egretta garzetta x gularisPhoto above:© Bosco Dies. 20.12.2008

Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor (1)
Cádiz A bird was seen from 3-4.12 at least at Tapa saltpans, Parque Natural Bahía de Cádiz (Santiago González; Rafael García Costales). See a photo from 4.12 below, two thumbnails here and a youtube video here (Rafael García Costales).Phoenicopterus minorPhoto above:© Rafael García Costales. 4.12.2008

topoAllen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni (1)
(1) Gran Canaria. One 1w was at Maspalomas pond on 26.12 having reached the area after severe weather conditions (Eugenio Hernández; Miguel Avelino). See two photos below and a thumbnail here (M.Avelino)
Porphyrio alleniPorphyrio alleniPhotos above:© Miguel Avelino. 26.12.2008

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (1)
(1) Cádiz. On 3.12 a 1w was seen and photographed between Sanlucar de Barrameda saltpans and Jérez de la Frontera (Frank Van de Meutter). See two thumbnails here.

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (1)
(1) Albacete A bird was seen, photographed and videotaped close to Albacete city on 4.12 (David Cañizares Mata), 5.12 (Rafael Torralba;
David Cañizares Mata) and 6.12 (Francisco Tornero, David Cañizares Mata). See a thumbnail here.

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga (1,2)
(1) Murcia A satellite radio-tracked bird was on 28.11 at Murcia and it may probably begun December there according to the Estonian source of information. Read the Rarebirdspain blog for all the information (in Spanish, English abstract) and the original post here.
Seen on 24.12 at El Hondo reservoir, where the bird is overwintering now (César Javier Palacios). Read the original Estonian post here.

(2) Valencia. The bird from Castelló that was observed at Racó de l'Olla reserva, l'Albufera de Valencia on 18.11 was still there on 5.12 (Josep Puentes). Last confirmed sighting on 09.12 (Bosco Dies, Anna Valentín, Pablo Vera y J.I. Dies) and an additional claim on 13.12 (Alex Alamán). Some more information in the Birding Albufera website here.See a thumbnail in this web here.

topoSemipalmated Stint Calidris pusilla(1-3)
(1-3) Fuerteventura Three possible birds were seen at Los Molinos reservoir, Fuerteventura, on 14.12 (Manuel Quintana, Conchi O.Ania)

Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan (1)
(1) Asturies. A 2w or adult was found at El Cierrón, Villaviciosa, Asturies on 9.12 (Aldolfo Villaverde). Seen later in the day too (Adolfo Villaverde, Manuel Quintana Becerra y Xuan Cortés Pérez)

Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (1,2,3,4)
(1) A Coruña. A 1w was at la Concha beach, Cariño on 7.11 (Gabriel Martín, Toño Salazar). See two photos below (Gabriel Martín)
Larus cachinnansLarus cachinnansPhotos above:© Gabriel Martín. 7.12.2008

(2) Lugo. Another 1w was at Lago beach, Lugo on 7.11 (Gabriel Martín, Toño Salazar).See a photo below anda thumbnail here (Gabriel Martín).Larus cachinnansPhoto above:© Gabriel Martín. 7.12.2008

(3) A Coruña. On 25.12 a 1w bird was found at Lires, Cee (Xabier Varela).

(4) Asturies. On 24-25.12 a 1w was seen and photographed at Embalse de San Andrés, Asturies (Daniel López Velasco). See three thumbnails here.

Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides (1,2,3,4,5-6,7,8,9,10,11-12,13,14-16)
(1) A Coruña There was a 1w at playa de la Concha, Cariño, ACoruña on 2-3.12, a bit earlier than usual (Ricardo Hevia, José Miguel Alonso Pumar). See a photo below (Ricardo Hevia). Seen again on 6.11 (David Calleja, Antonio F. Marín y Luz Fernández, Ricardo Hevia, Xabier Remírez) and 7.11 (Gabriel Martín, Toño Salazar; Antonio Gutierrez).New photos below (X.Remirez, D.Calleja). This or a new bird, totalling 4 were seen at the same place on 27.12 (R.Hevia)Larus glaucoides
Photo above:© Ricardo Hevia. 4.12.2008

Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© Xabier Remirez. 6.12.2008Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© David Calleja Marcos. 6.12.2008

(2) Lugo. Another 1w was at Lago beach, Lugo on 7.12 (Gabriel Martín, Toño Salazar) This bird or another was at the same place on 20.12 (David Calleja Marcos). See a photo below (D.Calleja).Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© David Calleja Marcos. 20.12.2008

(3) A Coruña There was another 1w at playa de la Concha, Cariño, A Coruña on 8.12 (Ricardo Hevia; Antonio Gutierrez). This or a new bird, totalling 4 were seen at the same place on 27.12 (R.Hevia).
(4) A Coruña. On 6.12 there was one 1w at Valdoviño, A Coruña (David Calleja, Xabier Remírez). See a thumbnail here
(5-6) Lugo. On 7.12 there were 2 1w at praia do Torno, San Ciprián, Cervo, Lugo, (C. D. Romai, A. Ramos). See two thumbnails here. Seen again on 27.12 (Quique Carballal). See a photo below (Q.Carballal). This bird could be one of the four present at Lago, Xove, Lugo those days (J.M.Alonso Pumar)Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© Quique Carballal. 27.12.2008

(7) Cádiz There was a 1w at Chipiona, Cádiz from 13.12 (Rafael García Costales) to 18.12 at least (Rafael García Costales, Alberto Savijn y Jose Luis Anguita). There is a youtube video here. Photos below and thumbnails here.Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© José Luis Anguita. 18.12.2008Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© Rafael García Costales. 18.12.2008

(8) A Coruña. On 18.12 a bird was found at Lires, Cee (Xabier Varela).See a photo below and a thumbnail here. Still present on 25.12 (Xabier Varela). See photos in his blog here.Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© Xabier Varela. 18.12.2008

(9) A Coruña. On 13.12 there was one 1w at Touriñan (Muxia) (F.Docampo, A.Xende).

(10) A Coruña. On 27.12 a bird was located at playa de Area da Vila, Camariñas, A Coruña (Jordi Martí Aledo, L. J. Salaverri). The same bird was on 28.12 at Camariñas harbour where it was photographed (Jordi Martí Aledo, L.J.Salaverri).See a photo below (L.J.Salaverri).Seen again on 31.12 (Jordi Martí-Aledo)Larus glaucoidesPhoto above:© Luis José Salaverri. 28.12.2008

(11-12) A Coruña On 27.12 afternoon there were four birds altogether at playa de la Concha, Cariño, A Coruña (Ricardo Hevia). Presumably two could be birds (1) and (3) but at least two would be new in this unprecedented 4-in-a-group sighting (ed. comment).See thumbnails here of the four birds (R.Hevia). There were still four at the same place on 29.12 (Jordi Martí-Aledo, Ricardo Hevia, José Miguel Alonso Pumar).

(13) A Coruña . Another 1w was seen at Pantín beach, Valdoviño, A Coruña on 29.12 (Antonio Gutiérrez).
(14-16) Lugo. There were FOUR 1w at Lago marshes, Lugo on 29.12. At least three new and one that might be bird (2) seen already this month(Jordi Martí-Aledo, Ricardo Hevia, José Miguel Alonso Pumar).

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (1,2,3)
(1) Gipuzkoa There was a 1st or 2nd winter at Plaiaundi, Gipuzkoa on 20.12 (Josean Belzunce, Antxon Otaegui, Eneko Diez y Xabier Gárate)

(2) Bizkaia There was a 1w at Zorroza, Bizkaia on 25.12 (Iván Sarabia).
(3) A Coruña. On 25.12 there was a 1w at playa de Nemiña, Muxía, A Coruña (Xabier Varela).See photos in his blog here and three thumbnails here.

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri (1)
(1) Málaga On 17.12 an adult was seen at 25 m distance flying around the Guadalhorce river mouth, Málaga (Andy Paterson).

Little Swift Apus affinis (1-2,3-5)
Cádiz There were two at Guadalquivir river mouth, Cádiz, on 18.12 (Jose Luis Anguita, Alberto Savijn)
(3-5) Cádiz There were five at Chipiona, Cádiz on 22.12, possibly the two mentioned above and three more (Paco Chiclana)

Desert Weathear Oenanthe deserti (1)
(1)A Coruña A 1w was present at Ensenada da Insua, Ponteceso, on 30.12 (Jordí Martí Aledo)

topoYellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (1)
(1) Fuerteventura A bird was found at Pájara, Fuerteventura on 15.12 (Manuel Quintana, Conchi O.Ania).

Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus humei (1) SECOND CLAIM FOR SPAIN, 1ST DUE TO BE SUBMITTED AND ACCEPTED
(1) Asturies. On 6.12 a bird was found at Arnao, Villadún, Castropol (Pablo Fernández García). First thought to be an inornatus the call analysis brought it to be a humei indeed. This is the 1st record of any two-barred warbler in W Asturies, in a place exactly 600 m from the Redpolls site and that of a Little Bunting seen in October 2005 (P.Fernández). Seen later in the afternoon too (P.Fernández, Luis José Salaverri) and on 7.12 (Pablo Fernández, Xabier Remirez Perea y David Calleja) and 8.12 (P.Fernández). See a photo below and another more too with a further thumbnail here.

Phylloscopus humeiPhylloscopus humeiPhotos above:© David Calleja Marcos. 7.12.2008

Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita tristis (1)
(1) Asturies. On 5.12 one was found at La Granda reservoir,  Gozón, Asturies  (Clemente Alvarez Usategui). It was seen again and photographed (there are two thumbnails here) the same afternoon and on 7.12 morning (Manuel Quintana Becerra). Seen and heard (with call similar to those described for tristis) on 8.12 (Xuan Cortés). Seen again on 12.12. New photos and evidence may question the pure identity of the bird as a tristis (Toni López, Clemente Álvarez Usategui).Still there on 15.12 (Clemente Alvarez Usategui).The bird was trapped and ringed on 21.12 (Manuel Quintana, Daniel L. Velasco y Clemente Alvarez) to 22.12 (Nacho Castelao)

Lesser Redpoll Carduelis flammea cabaret (1,2,3,4)
(1) Asturies On 4.12 a bird was seen at Penarronda, Castropol, Asturies (Pablo Fernández García).

(2) Asturies. On 5.12 two were seen at Penarronda, Castropol, Asturies (Pablo Fernández García y Daniel Lopez Velasco) presumably one was (1) and (2) was the 2nd. On 6.12 one was seen again (Pablo Fernández García y Gilberto Sanchez Jardón). Seen birds (1) and (2) on 7.12.2008 (Pablo Fernández, Xabier Remirez Perea y David Calleja). See a photo below and thumbnails here.

Carduelis flammea
Photo above:© David Calleja Marcos. 7.12.2008

(3) Asturies. On 7.12 one was seen at San Pedro beach, Cudieiru, Asturies (Jaime Galguera).
(4) Asturies. On 7.12 a cabaret bird was sen at Llanu de Hontoria (UTM 1x1: 345 4810), Llanes, Asturies, in a Birch area and with different finches (Elias García-Sanchez)

Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus (1)
(1) Asturies On 18.12, a bird was seen at Cabo Peñes, Gozón, Asturies (Nacho Castelao).


* 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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The Lesser Flamingo from La tapa saltpans, Cadiz Bay, as on 4.12 (Rafael García Costales)
The Caspian Gull from Xove, Lugo as on 7.11 (Gabriel Martín).
The Redpolls at Penarronda, Asturies on 7.12: photos 1,2 & 3 above (Xabier Remirez); 4,5 and 6 (David Calleja)
The Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler from Arnao, Castropol: 3 photos above (David Calleja) and one below (Xavier Remirez)
The Siberian Chiffchaff from Asturies (Manuel Quintana)
The Iceland at Valdoviñoon 6.12 is here behind a Yellow-legged Gull (Xabier Remirez)
These are the two Iceland Gulls found at San Ciprián, Lugo on 7.12 (C.D. Romai)
Another shot of the much obliging Cariño 1w Iceland Gull, a must during the weekend 6-8.12 (Xabier Ramirez)
The Whooper Swan at Cantabria, present since August and due to overwinter in the area (Antón David Pérez)
The Long-legged Buzzard seen close to Albacete city from 4-6.12 (David Cañizares)
Another image from the Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler from Arnao, Castropol (David Calleja)
The Pallid Harrier near Jerez de la Frontera (Frank Van de Meutter)
The Lires Iceland Gull, last recorded so far (Xabier Varela)
The four images above show the Cádiz Iceland Gull, in this extremely rare southern record (above Rafael García Costales, three below José Luis Anguita)
Also at Cádiz, it was this Pale Brent Goose at San Fernando (José Luis Anguita)
The last shot of the Valencia Greater Spotted Eagle (Bosco Dies).
The female Ring-necked Duck seen at Pontevedra by late month (C.D.Romai)
The Allen's Gallinule at Gran Canaria as on 26.12 (Miguel Avelino)
The Glaucous Gull from Nemiña beach, A Coruña as on 25.12 (Xabier Varela)
The four Iceland Gulls present at Cariño on 27.12 (Ricardo Hevia)
The White Pelican was still at Lleida on 22.12 (Marten van Dijl)
The Caspian Gull at Embalse de San Andrés, Asturies (Daniel López Velasco)

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