Spring Migrants and Winter Sightings

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A few year’s ago committee members, Stefan and Els considered the issue of species seen in winter which we would normally expect to be summer migrants on the Costa Blanca. They identified five relevant species namely – Cory’s Shearwater, Squacco … Continued

A Message from our President

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Dear All Len Williamson has been an enthusiastic member of the CBBC for a number of years and regularly attends the field trips. As many of you already know, his wife, Karen, chose to end her life in Switzerland in … Continued

Coronavirus Birding Update

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In view of the total lockdown in the whole of Spain some of the committee have started a ‘Quarantine Birdlist’ to record birds seen from their gardens and balconies. These will be posted over the following weeks and months in … Continued

Coronavirus – Malcolm Palmer

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For Information – Malcolm says “I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE CIRCULATED TO ALL MEMBERS THAT THE SPANISH PRESIDENT HAS ISSUED A DECREE, AS AN ADDENDA TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY, TO THE EFFECT THAT ANY JOURNEYS NOT CAUSED BY … Continued

Bird News – Malcolm Palmer

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Yet another addition to the growing list of ‘invaders’ has been discovered. Slap-bang in the centre of urban Murcia, some twit (or various twits?) has seen fit to allow House Finch to escape. This remarkably successful, omnivorous bird has spread … Continued

Planned Field Trips for 2020

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The dates and locations for next year’s field trips are set out below Thursday 16th January 2020 – Mar Menor area Tuesday 11th February – El Hondo, Vistabella, El Pinet and El Clot Wednesday  18th March – Pego Marsh Thursday … Continued

Pego Osprey Project

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Peter Alden sent in a cutting from the local newspaper, which I have summarised here. One of the four Osprey chicks reintroduced to the Pego-oliva marshes has sadly been killed as a result of flying into an electricity pylon. Of … Continued