Saturday, April 19, 2008

Herons in migration

In these days that many birds are emigrating towards their breeding places , Burgos have seen themselves specially visited by several species of herons, the Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)and most outstanding, Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris), seen a bird the past day 15 in the gravel pit of Grijalba.
More information: Yearbook

Ver mapa más grande

Monday, April 14, 2008

Rare Birds in Burgos

The new report on rare birds in Spain 2005 of Ardeola, the official scientific journal of Spanish Society of Ornithology, SEO/BirdLife, has referring significant data to the north of Spain.
In the report it is possible to see, like the Cantabrian coast is one of the zones where more arrivals of rare birds take place, of birds of the north of Europe and America.
For the province of Burgos, there are two records, one homologate and other no.
First, an adult male hunted with shotgun corresponds to Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) the 25 of November of 1990 in the village of Palacios de la Sierra, in the river Arlanza.
This record also figure in the Yearbook of birds of Burgos.
The not holomogate record, correspond to Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), of 1999, of which it seems that insufficiency information was sent.
More information about rare birds in spain, in the Ricard Gutiérrez personal homepage Rare Birds in Spain

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Lists of Birds. New Section

In this new section, you will be able to find different lists of birds, local, regional, nationals, etc...

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Night Heron

First record of Night Heron in the riverside of the Molino del Canto Inn.
It is the first time that I see this singular heron here.
Like show in the Yearbook of Birds of Burgos, it is a summer visitor, and he is safe that the bird see today is a migratory bird towards breeding areas.

Update of Migrant Birds

Last update of the birds that are arriving from Africa to Burgos.

Eurasian Wryneck, Tree Pipit, Yellow Wagtail and Nigth Heron (see above).