Friday, June 12, 2009

Bird Census. SACRE VN 44

Again I have realised the census of the program SACRE in square VN44.
Unlike other years, the number of detected birds has been something greater, 62 species.
No new detected species.
Most remarkable:
Wryneck, the past year I did not detect any bird, and this year I have only heard two birds. Others years, with 10 – 15 birds.
Rock Sparrow, records similar to last years.
Two records of European Turtle Dove. This bird have a bad population with an annual evolution of -2,3% in Spain.

The trend in Europe:

Records of Common Quail (shortly time will be necessary to think about remove the “Common” in the name) like other farming birds the Common Quail have a very bad situation.

House Martin, a few birds. In this area is more common to find nest in the rock that in the houses, mainly so that people destroy the nests.

A total of 62 different species, the list:

Griffon Vulture
Hen Harrier

Black Kite
Common Buzzard
Common Coot
Common Woodpigeon
European Turtle Dove
Common Cuckoo
Common Swift
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Sky Lark
Crag Martin
Barn Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Black Redstart
Common Redstart
Common Stonechat
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Cetti's Warbler
Melodious Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Bonelli's Warbler
Iberian Chiffchaff
Common Chiffchaff
Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
European Nuthatch
Shot-toed Treecreeper
Golden Oriol
Red-backed Shrike
Eurasian Jay
Re-billed Chough
Carrion Crow
Spotless Starling
House Sparrow
Rock Sparrow
Common Chaffinch
European Serin
Common Bullfinch
Cirl Bunting
Corn Bunting