Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stop killing Cormorants

Cormorant culling has been used as a 'quick' method to calm the pressure of anglers (fishermen) in different parts fo the world. Anglers that say the birds are eating 'their' fishes. We think that the solution is never killing the animals but analyzing each situation to find scientifically-based solutions.The situation can be particularly tragic as in some parts of Europe e.g. Asturies in Spain. Help saying that killing animals is NOT the solution.


Saturday, December 12, 2009


The fishermen scream blue murder so that the wintering population of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) feeds trout (of excessive form according to them), and have obtained that some regions governments “regulate” (kill) these populations.

And now the government, kill a high number of Cormorants, without saying that really exhaust our rivers are the fishermen.

Whenever the man put to regulate and to control any natural species, the disaster is assured.


Naturaleza Cantábrica

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Molino del Canto in facebook

Molino del Canto now in facebook, information and comments about the birds, bird watching and other inhabitants and also on other activities of the Inn. Join us!!!.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

*Birds Today

Gryffon Vulture
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Song Thrush
Short-toed Treecreeper
Long-tailed Tit

Saturday, December 05, 2009

*Birds Today

Gryffon Vulture


Great Tit

Grey Heron

Blue Tit

Song Thrush





Atlas of wintering birds. VN3040

One of the most ambitious projects of the SEO/BirdLife, is the atlas of wintering birds.

These days I have finalized one of the squares that I have assigned and I believe that the balance of the three years is good.

Although has been a big effort.

The route, within the valley of zamanzas and the highland of bricia.

Two very different zones in vegetation and birds.

In all route I have located 28 different species from birds, I emphasize Brambling and Dartford Warbler.

In this square, in three years I have located a total 58 different species.

This is the relation of observed birds, and the number of birds:

Blackbird 62

Blackcap 5

Blue Tit 20

Brambling 2

Carrion Crow 28

Cetti's Warbler 1

Cirl Bunting 62

Coal Tit 10

Common Bullfinch 38

Common Buzzard 7

Common Chaffinch 244

Common Kestrel 3

Common Raven 5

Common Starling 91

Common Stonechat 1

Common Wood Pigeon 60

Corn Bunting 3

Dartford Warbler 1

Dipper 2

Eurasian Jay 35

Eurasian Sparrowhawk 4

European Golden Plover 3

European Nuthatch 8

European Serin 1

Fieldfare 59

Firecrest 17

Goldcrest 17

Goldfinch 8

Great Cormorant 4

Great Grey Shrike 1

Great Spotted Woodpecker 10

Great Tit 56

Green Woodpecker 18

Greenfinch 5

Griffon Vulture 10

House Sparrow 31

Linnet 88

Long-tailed Tit 23

Magpie 7

Marsh Tit 1

Meadow Pipit 16

Mistle Trush 32

Northern Lapwing 60

Peregrine Falcon 1

Pied Wagtail 2

Red Kite 1

Red-billed Chough 74

Redwing 47

Robin 51

Rock Bunting 2

Rock Sparrow 1

Short-toed Treecreeper 18

Siskin 72

Sky Lark 50

Song Trush 13

Spotless Starling 9

Wren 32

Yellowhammer 11