Warblers, Waders, Woodpeckers…

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Little Ringed Plover

A new day of birding in which we visited two natural spaces, P.N. Hoces del Alto Ebro y Rudrón Nature Reserve and  the Waterfowl Reserve of the Ebro reservoir.

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Great Spotted Woodpecker

We begin enjoying all these common birds living in the vicinity of the Posada Molino del Canto, highlighting some that his observation is often complicated, as the case of Wrynecks. Also noteworthy is the number of breeding pairs of Red-backed Shrike.

Just when we left the Valley Zamanzas, we could enjoy as aerial evolutions of three Short-toed Eagles.

The plateaux area again, did not disappoint, providing very good bird records of various species, Whinchat, Rock Sparrows, Wheatears and a very close view of Honey Buzzard, which flew over us to 20 meters.

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Rock Sparrow

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The Ebro reservoir, is at a very high level of water, more than 95% so that the water level has covered many areas previously used by waders to feed. Yet we see a few copies, some in very favorable area for breeding.

One good birding day, which ended with the record of 75 species.

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Chorlitejo Grande & Archibebe Común

Ringed Plover & Common Redshank

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Little and Great Ringed Plover

Bird List / Lista de Especies:

Gadwall / Ánade Friso

Mallard / Ánade Azulón

Great Crested Grebe/ Somormujo Lavanco

Black Necked Grebe/ Zampullín Cuellinegro

White Stork / Cigüeña Blanca

Honey Bussard / Abejero Europeo

Black Kite / Milano Negro

Griffon Vulture / Buitre leonado

Egyptian Vulture / Alimoche

Short-toed Eagle / Culebrera Europea

Common Buzzard / Busardo Ratonero

Booted Eagle / Águila Calzada

Common Kestrel / Cernícalo Vulgar

Little Ringed Plover / Chorlitejo Chico

Great Ringed Plover / Chorlitejo Grande

Common Redshank / Archibebe Común

Common Sandpiper / Andarrios Chico

Yellow-legged Gull / Gaviota Patiamarilla

Wood Pigeon / Paloma Torcaz

Cuckoo / Cuco

Common Swift / Vencejo Común

Alpine Swift / Vencejo Real

Wryneck / Torcecuello

Great Spotted Woodpecker / Pico Picapinos

Iberian Green Woodpecker / Pito Real

Skylark / Alondra Común

Sand Martin / Avión Zapador

Crag Martin / Avión Roquero

Barn Swallow / Golondrina Común

House Martin / Avión Común

Tawny Pipit / Bisbita Campestre

Tree Pipit / Bisbita Arboreo

Yellow Wagtail / Lavandera Boyera

Grey Wagtail / Lavandera Cascadeña

White Wagtail / Lavandera Blanca

Wren / Chochín

Dunnock / Acentor Común

Robin / Petirrojo

Black Redstart / Colirrojo Tizón

Common Redstart / Colirrojo Real

Whinchat / Tarabilla Norteña

Stonechat / Tarabilla Común

Wheatear / Collaba Gris

Blackbird / Mirlo Común

Mistle Thrush / Zorzal Charlo

Song Thrush / Zorzal Común

Melodious Warbler / Zarcero Políglota

Blackcap / Curruca Capirotada

Whitethroat / Curruca Zarcera

Garden Warbler / Curruca Mosquitera

Iberian Chiffchaff / Mosquitero Ibérico

Bonelli’s Warbler / Mosquitero Papialbo

Firecrest / Reyezuelo Listado

Spotted Flycatcher / Papamoscas Gris

Marsh Tit / Carbonero Palustre

Blue Tit / Herrerillo Común

Great Tit / Carbonero Común

Golden Oriole / Oropéndola

Red-backed Shrike / Alcaudón Dorsirrojo

Jay / Arrendajo

Magpie / Urraca

Carrion Crow / Corneja Negra

Raven / Cuervo

Spotless Starling / Estornino Negro

Rock Sparrow / Gorrión Chillón

House Sparrow / Gorrión Común

Serin / Verdecillo

Common Chaffinch / Pinzón Vulgar

Greenfinch / Verderón

Goldfinch / Jilguero

Bullfinch / Camachuelo Común

Yellowhammer / Escribano Cerillo

Cirl Bunting / Escribano Sotelo

Corn Bunting / Escribano Triguero

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Thanks to the Birders, Melanie, John, Colin and Joanna.

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