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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Northern Spain Trip Report (13th-17th April 2014) - Species List and Locations

Day 1 – Barcelona to Zaragoza


Monk Parakeet – 13th AprilBarcelona city centre (Placa de les Heroines de Girona)

Purple Heron –13th April Route from Barcelona to Zaragoza (two flying over)

White Stork – 13th AprilRoute from Barcelona to Zaragoza (flying over)

Fan-Tailed Warbler – 13th AprilSmall track off roundabout off LL11, Lleida (displaying in fields by the side of the track)

Spotless Starling – 13th AprilSmall track off LL11, Lleida (In trees by small building by the side of the track)

Crested Lark – 13th AprilSmall track off roundabout off LL11, Lleida (on the wall by the side of the track)

Serin – 13th AprilN240, Lleida (in small courtyard by abandoned warehouse)

Penduline Tit – 13th AprilAvinguda President Josep, Tarradellas, off the N240, Lleida (in small reedbed by the side of the road)

Bee-eater – 13th April - N211, opposite Calle la Via, Torrente de Cinca, Huesca, near the Rio Cinca (flying overhead and on wires)

Griffon Vulture – 13th AprilRoute from Barcelona to Zaragoza, around Mequinenza (circling overhead)

Sardinian Warbler – 13th AprilN211, Mequinenza, Zaragoza, near the Rio Segre (in shrubs by the side of the road)

Crag Martin – 13th AprilN211, Mequinenza, Zaragoza, near the Rio Segre (flying along mountains by side of the road)

Red-rumped Swallow – 13th April - N211, Mequinenza, Zaragoza, near the Rio Segre (flying over the river)

Short-toed Treecreeper – 13th AprilCar park off N211 overlooking the Rio Segre near Mequinenza (in trees off footpath by the river)

Southern Grey Shrike – 13th AprilN211 on the way to Caspe from Lleida (sitting in a shrub by the side of the road)

Calandra Lark – 13th AprilN232, Zaragoza (flying by the side of road in fields)

Montagu’s Harrier – 13th AprilRoad from Belchite to Codo (flying across ridge by side of the road)

Bee-eaters, Northern Spain

Day 2 – Zaragoza to Loporzano


Dupont’s Lark – 14th AprilNear Codo and Belchite, Zaragoza (8 individuals showing well and singing)

Lesser Short-toed Lark – 14th April - Near Codo and Belchite, Zaragoza (in muddy field at the side of path)

Thekla Lark – 14th April - Near Codo and Belchite, Zaragoza (numerous individuals showing well)

Black-eared Wheatear – 14th April - Near Codo and Belchite, Zaragoza (two flying and perching in large muddy fields down the track)

Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse – 14th April - Near Codo and Belchite, Zaragoza (three walking in the fields down the track)

Black-bellied Sandgrouse –14th April - Near Codo and Belchite, Zaragoza (two flying and walking in the fields down the track)

Rock Sparrow – 14th AprilAntiguo Belchite off the A-222 Belchite, Zaragoza (on bombed church ruins)

Blue Rock Thrush – 14th April - Antiguo Belchite off the A-222 Belchite, Zaragoza (on bombed church ruins)

Black Wheatear – 14th April - Antiguo Belchite off the A-222 Belchite, Zaragoza (on bombed church ruins)

Black Kite – 14th April - Route from Zaragoza to Loporzano – A23 Zaragoza

Booted Eagle – 14th AprilRoute from Zaragoza to Loporzano – A23 Zaragoza (circling by the side of the road)

Western Bonelli’s Warbler – 14th April - Embalse de la Sotonera, Huesca (In shrubby trees by the side of the lake)

Cirl Bunting – 14th AprilEmbalse de la Sotonera, Huesca (In shrubby trees by the side of the lake)

Duponts Lark - Northern Spain

Day 3 – Valle de Hecho - Pyranees


Egyptian Vulture – 15th AprilRoute from Loporzano to Valle de Hecho – A132 (soaring over mountains)

Alpine Chough – 15th April - Parque Natural de los Valles Occidentales - Valle de Hecho, Huesca (Flying overhead over the mountains)

Crested Tit – 15th April - Parque Natural de los Valles Occidentales - Valle de Hecho, Huesca (in trees by cliff face)

Lammergeier – 15th AprilParque Natural de los Valles Occidentales - Valle de Hecho, Huesca (Flying overhead on trail)

Wallcreeper – 15th April - Parque Natural de los Valles Occidentales - Valle de Hecho, Huesca (On cliff face, calling and showing well)

Rock Bunting – 15th April - Parque Natural de los Valles Occidentales - Valle de Hecho, Huesca (On rocks on trail down to waterfall)

Scops Owl – 15th AprilIn trees in the park off Calle Rioja, Huesca city centre (showing in tree near gates)

Wallcreeper - Northern Spain

Day 4 – Loporzano to Zaragoza


Subalpine Warbler – 16th April - Viewpoint on A1603 near Santa Cruz de la Seros (showing well in trees by the side of the road)

Black Woodpecker – 16th AprilViewpoint at Monasterio de San Juan de la Pena (Monestario alto)

Citril Finch – 16th AprilOn the road up to the car park at Monasterio de San Juan de la Pena (feeding on the road)

Citril Finch - Northern Spain

Day 5 – Zaragoza to Barcelona


Greater Flamingo – 17th AprilTwo on the lake at Laguna de Gallocanta


 

Additional Birds


Great Crested Grebe
Cormorant
Little Egret
Great White Egret
Grey Heron
Mute Swan
Shelduck
Mallard
Golden Eagle
Red Kite
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Peregrine
Merlin
Red-Legged Partridge
Coot
Common Crane
Avocet
Black-winged Stilt
Little Ringed Plover
Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Common Snipe
Black-headed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Feral Pigeon
Wood Pigeon
Collared Dove
Great-spotted Cuckoo
Common Swift
Hoopoe
Green Woodpecker - (sharpei)
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Skylark
Sand Martin
Barn Swallow
House martin
Water pipit
Pied wagtail
Yellow wagtail - (iberiae)
Grey Wagtail
Dunnock
Robin
Black Redstart
Wheatear
Whinchat
Stonechat
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Blackbird
Blackcap
Lesser Whitethroat
Cetti’s Warbler
Willow Warbler
Firecrest
Pied Flycatcher
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Woodchat Shrike
Magpie
Jay
Chough
Carrion Crow
Raven
Starling
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Linnet
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Bullfinch
Yellowhammer
Corn Bunting

Birds that were heard only:


Orphean Warbler – 14th April - Embalse de la Sotonera, Huesca (In shrubby trees by the side of the lake)
  
Quail
Chiffchaff

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