Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Bird News

The best bird records of November in Burgos province.

- Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons). 1 bird 19-11-10 Suzana lagoons, with 7 Greylag Goose (David Martínez Andrade); 20-11-10 junto with 11 Greylag Goose (José Luis Lobo Cueva).
- Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis). 1 bird 05-11-10 Bustamante (C), Ebro water reservoir (Manuel Estébanez Ruiz).
- Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea). 4 birds 05-11-10 Villafría (C), Ebro water reservoir (Manuel Estébanez Ruiz).
- Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus). 1 bird 05-11-10 Villafría (C), Ebro water reservoir (Manuel Estébanez Ruiz). 2 birds 14-11-10 Lanchares (C), Ebro water reservoir (SEO/BirdLife -Burgos).
- Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus). 2 birds 06-11-10 Torrecilla del Monte (Darío Yáñez Ortega, Fernando Román Sancho, Israel Yáñez Ortega). 2 birds 07-11-10 Zael (Alfonso Antón, Fernando Román Sancho). 1 bird 15-11-10 Zael (Alfonso Rodrigo García).
- Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus). 1 bird 13-11-10 Mecerreyes (Israel Yáñez Ortega). 3 birds 29-11-10 Nebreda (Alfonso Rodrigo García).
- Grey partridge (Perdix perdix). 5 birds 17-11-10 Pineda de la Sierra (Julio César Amo Fernández). 9 birds 18-11-10 Riocavado de la Sierra (Julio César Amo Fernández).
- Common Crane (Grus grus). 32 birds 21-11-10 Pineda de la Sierra (Julio César Amo Fernández). 12 birds 22-11-10 Miranda de Ebro (José Luis Lobo Cueva).
- European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria). 400 birds 02-11-10 Lanchares (C), Ebro water reservoir (Manuel Estébanez Ruiz).
- Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris). 4 birds 06-11-10 La Yecla, Santo Domingo de Silos (Alfonso Antón);  4 birds 07-11-10 (David Martínez Andrade) 13-11-10 (Alfonso Rodrigo García). 2 birds 20-11-10 Quintanilla del Coco (Alfonso Antón, Fernando Román Sancho). 1 bird 21-11-10 Ura (Alfonso Antón, Fernando Román Sancho). 2 birds 27-11-10 La Yecla (David Martínez Andrade). 3 birds 29-11-10 Tejada Alfonso Rodrigo García.
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria). 1 bird 13-11-10  La Yecla, Santo Domingo de Silos (Alfonso Rodrigo García). 1 bird La Yecla 27-11-10 (David Martínez Andrade).

More in the yearbook of Burgos

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Natural Spain through his blogs, a brief entry about Spain and some natural blogs.

Nature Blog Networking: ¡Viva España!

Friday, November 26, 2010

First Trip Winter Birdwatching.

With the members of SEO/BirdLife-Burgos, we realized a birdwatching trip by the Ebro water reservoir

Although the number of observed species went of 48, we had to feeling of which the day could better have been. 
The weather of previous days in the north of Spain, we waited more species of birds, something that did not happen. 
List of species with * the more remarkable records:

Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe*, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose*, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Common Teal, Mallard, Pintail, Common Pochard, Red Kite, Griffon Vulture, Marsh Harrier*, Common Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Merlin*, Peregrine Falcon*, Common Coot, Northern Lapwing, Black-headed Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Kingfisher, Wood Pigeon,Great Spotted Woodpecker,  Meadow Pipit,  White Wagtail, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Cetti's Warbler, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Southern Grey Shrike, Jay, Magpie,Red-billed Chough, Carrion Crow, Spotles Starling, Common Starling, House Sparrow,Chaffinch, Brambling*, Linnet.

Peregrine Falcon eating a Starling

Egyptian Goose

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Money for nothing

The Capercaillie is one of the more threatened species of Spain. 
A few hundreds birds survive in the Cantabrian cornice. 
Again an economic investment to try to save this emblematic species. 

Without a doubt, that million Euros will not be reversed in paralyzing projects of ski resorts, nor new infrastructures, although this is what possibly more it affects the loss of habitat of the capercaillie and the survival of this specie. 

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Red Kite in Burgos

After the negative information about the situation of the Red Kite in Spain (http://northbirdspain.blogspot.com/2009/02/red-kite.html ), the last year a census was realised in the province of Burgos, with a total of 3,056 birds. (http://es.groups.yahoo.com/group/BurgosAves/message/2971).
Now, for season 2010-2011, a biweekly census is being realised, to see the evolution of different roost places. 
The first report already is available and it is possible to be consulted here - PDF file.         ( http://www.avesdeburgos.com/anuario/Dormideros-Milano/CM_Oct-Nov051110.pdf )