Monday, 22 October 2012

Ornithological course visiting Salobrar de Campos

Last October 5th and 7th took place the second part of the ornithological course organised by NHS-Balears Wildlife and the Balearic Museum of Sciences.

On Friday there was a talk about post-breeding migration and the autumn season in the Balearics and in Majorca.

José Luis Martínez was the person in charge to give the talk

And on Sunday there was a trip to observe some species of migrants and sedentary birds at the Salobrar de Campos and Salines Cape.

Birdwatching at Salobrar

Amazing group of Flamingos at Salobrar de Campos

Spotted Starlings, Winchats and Stonechats, Goldfinches, Swallows, Plovers, Sandpipers, Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Ruff, StoneCurlew, Flamingos, Black-headed Gull, and raptors as Osprey, Eleonora's Falcon or Marsh Harrier were observed.

Next observation point was Salines Cape, where we could see some species like Swallows and raptors flying to Cabrera Island or direct to Africa.

Next December will take place the last part of this course to speak about the wintering in Majorca.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Birdwatching in Mallorca

High moment to observe migration.
One of the best point during the postbreeding migration is Salines Cape, at the South of Mallorca. If birds doesn't stop in Cabrera National Park, that's the last point before arrive to Africa. A hard way to do!

Interesting observations during last two weeks:

Salinetes Colònia de Sant Jordi: Black-winged Stilt, Stonecurlew, Common Sandpiper, Kentish Plover, Audouin's Gull, Flamingo.

Cap de ses Salines: Hobby, Kestrel, Booted Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Barn Swallow.

Cap de Formentor: Eleonora's Falcon, Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Blue Rock Thrush, Spotted Starling, Pied Flycatcher, Wheatear, Redstar, Winchat, Willow Warbler.

Cúber reservoire: Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Red Kite, Peregrine Falcon, Booted Eagle.

Albufera Natural Park: Night Heron, Little Egret, Little Bittern, Grey Heron, Coot and Crested Coot, Purple Gallinule, Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Osprey, Teal, Marbled Duck...