Monday, December 29, 2008

SACRE in Winter

This it is the first year that I realise the route for the new program for the follow-up of birds of SEO BirdLife, the follow-up of common birds in winter. (More here)
The squares it’s the same that I realise in spring, VN 4040.
The route is simple, and I have chosen to realise it by two zones easy to walk and very pretty, the pastures of the Valley of Zamanzas and the footpath GR 99 throughout the river Ebro.
In this zone the river Ebro has very well conserved banks, where the alders abound, ashs, poplars…
A good number of birds and species, 29, but certainly throughout the years this will change.

Here you have the relation of species seen in two hours:

Mallard, Grey Heron, Griffon Vulture, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Fieldfare, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, European Robin, Wren, European Serin, Eurasian Bullfinch, Hawfinch, Common Chaffinch, Eurasian Siskin , Green Woodpecker, Blackcap, White Wagtail, Dipper, Spotless Starling, Red-billed Chough, Carrion Crow, Jay, Eurasian Nuthatch, Wood Pigeon.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Three news

The publication of the Atlas of breeding birds of León region, very good publication, very waited for being a province very extended and that owns a great variety of ecosystems.
The atlas of birds of Leon analyzes for the first time the maps of distribution, habitat, populations and state of conservation of the 192 species of birds that use the province of Leon during the breeding season.
This work gathers, the popular or vernacular names with which it is known the birds in all from Leon regions.
More than 50 expert ornithologists they have participated in this project, first in the work of field and soon in the analysis of the data and the edition of the book.

In Internet the Encyclopedia of the Birds of Spain can be consulted, very a well elaborated work, with all the species that can be found in Spain.

Also is possible to buy the Encyclopedia of the Birds of Spain in a single DVD, Published by the Foundation BBVA and SEO/BirdLife, with more than 4,000 pages, 1,600 photographies, 1,200 drawings, 370 archives of sound, 200 videos and 400 maps.

The last news on the birds of Burgos, new blog on birds of the river Arlanza valley, of the birder Alfonso Rodrigo, you will be able to find the up-to-date news of the birds of this impressive place.