Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Birds News

The best bird records of June in Burgos province.

- Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus). 1 bird 17-06-11 Lagoon of Bayas, Miranda de Ebro (David Martínez Andrade). Same site 18-06-11 (José Luis Lobo Cueva) and  28-06-11 (David Martínez Andrade).
- Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax). 1 bird 20-06-11 river Ebro , Miranda de Ebro (José Luis Lobo Cueva).
- Black Stork (Ciconia nigra). 1 bird Quintanilla del Agua 10-06-11 (Darío Yáñez Ortega, Fernando Román Sancho, Israel Yáñez Ortega).
- Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia). 1 bird, 30-06-11. Lagoons of Atapuerca. (Diego Santamaría Merino) 
- Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula). 1 female with  8 chicks Lagoons of Atapuerca 16-06-11 (Diego Santamaría Merino). First breeding for Burgos. 
- Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus). 1 bird 09-06-11 Royela de Riofranco (Alfonso Antón). 1 bird Santa Inés  16-06-11 (Alfonso Antón).
- Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus). 1 bird, Quintanilla del Agua 03-06-11 (Israel Yáñez Ortega). 1 bird 10-06-11, Mecerreyes (Darío Yáñez Ortega, Fernando Román Sancho, Israel Yáñez Ortega). 1 bird, Mecerreyes, 5 birds , 15-06-11 and  4 birds, 22-06-11 (Israel Yáñez Ortega).
- Common Crane (Grus grus). 1 bird Atapuerca , 12-06-11 (Diego Santamaría Merino).
- Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa). 1 bird 12-06-11 , Atapuerca (Diego Santamaría Merino).
- Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. 1 bird. Valle de Manzanedo. 14-06-11 (Javier Morala)
- Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris). 1 birdl 12-06-11 , Castro Valnera (Mario Alonso Blanco).
- Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus). 1 bird El Portillo de la Sía, Espinosa de los Monteros, 21-06-11 (Yves Borremans).
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis). 2 nest Mecerreyes , 04-06-11 (Fernando Román Sancho). Torrecilla del Monte , 10-06-11, 8 nest (Darío Yáñez Ortega, Fernando Román Sancho, Israel Yáñez Ortega).

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Again, like every year, is finalized the census in the square VN4040 for the SACRE, census of breeding common birds, (European Bird Census )
This season I have recorded 58 species, just in the average of the 13 years of censuses. 
Two new species for the square, Alpine Swift and Southern Grey Shrike
Until the moment, in the 13 years, there are 98 species recorded. Especially interesting it is that they are also 98 species those that appear for this square, in the Atlas of Nesting Birds of a Province of Burgos of year 1996. 
This season I have recorded three species that usually are scarce in the censuses, Nuthatch, Tawny Pipit and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Parque Natural de las Hoces del Alto Ebro y Rudrón Nature Reserve

Parque natural de las Hoces del Alto Ebro y Rudrón Nature Reserve, 48 species recorded, listen or seen.
In the small villages always it is possible to see interesting species, familiar flocks of Black Redstart and Common Redstart.
The highest zones offer the opportunity to listen and to see singing to birds like Buntings and Chats, Larks and Pipits.
 In the canyons of the river Ebro the presence of Swifts, Martins  and Vultures, and in the bank of the river, among the Ashes and Alders, Iberian Chiffchaff, Warblers, Tits
And like excellent end, Short-toed Eagle in its favourite roost.
 Common Redstart
 Birding in the Comarca of Bricia
Cliffs of Orbaneja del Castillo

Checklist of the day
Black Kite
Egyptian Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Short-toed Eagle
Common Buzzard
Common Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Common Cuckoo
Common Swift
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Crag Martin
House Martin
Barn Swallow
Twany Pipit
Tree Pipit
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Black Redstart
Common Redstart
Common Stonechat
Song Thrush
Bonelli's Warbler
Iberian Chiffchaff
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Short-toed Treecreeper
Red-backed Shrike Jay
Carrion Crow
Spotless Starling
House Sparrow
Common Chaffinch
European Serin
Cirl Bunting
Corn Bunting

Thanks to Paul and Betti by their interest in the birds of Burgos, two good birders!!.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Short-toed Eagle

Again, like other years, the Short-toed Eagle, follows faithful its favourite site.

 June 2011

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wetlands of northeast of Burgos

In the area of Miranda de Ebro is possible to find various little lagoons. Natural lagoons and lagoons that exist after extraction of gravel.
All years these lagoons contribute, with the Ornithology Yearbook of Burgos, with a good number of birds records, waders, geese, storks, cranes…
This days is possible to find the breeding birds, Reed Warbles, Herons, Ducks, and to see another associated birds.
In only two hours, 27 species:
Honey Buzzard
Black Kite
Marsh Harrier
Common Kestrel
Grey Heron
Eurasian Coot
Common Swift
Carrion Crow
Barn Swallow
Crested Lark
Yellow Wagtail
Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Zitting Cisticola
Common Quail
Golden Oriole
Tree Sparrow
Corn Bunting
Marsh Harrier 

Corn Bunting 

Yellow Wagtail 


Thursday, June 02, 2011

New news, Capercaillie

A new web page about the Capercaillie. A spectacular bird very threatened in Spain.