Donation from CBBC to AHSA

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On 20th August, CBBC President Barry Chambers presented AHSA General Secretary Sergio Arroyo with a donation from club funds of 400 euros. AHSA is involved in developing a new wetland reserve, colaborating with agriculturalists, and with the Valencian Community, in … Continued

El Pinet

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Some information has been provided by Stefan and Els – we give you below a short translation of the news in the link sent by Sergio from AHSA: Last May there were lots of Slender-billed Gulls (200 pairs) and Common … Continued

Audouin’s Gulls

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Barry Chambers sent in this information:- Audouin’s Gulls are not unusual in our area but some changes have happened in Rojales over the past 5 years with these gulls. I first noticed them in the centre of the town five … Continued

El Hondo News

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Spanish birder Sergio sent this information to Malcolm – “A few days ago I spoke with the Director of Hondo, he said he had not changed the visitation at Hondo. The main reserve can not be visited on Wednesdays because … Continued

Winter Rarities by Malcolm Palmer

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As already stated below, The Costa Blanca Bird Club is carrying out a study of winter rarities, and would like you to contact us if you see any of the species on this short list of birds we know to … Continued

Conservation News by Malcolm Palmer

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From Sergio Arroyo come two pieces of very welcome information conservation-wise. One is that, after studying the likely environmental impact, it has been decided not to exploit the unknown resources of petroleum which lie beneath the seas off the coast … Continued

Not a Ring billed Gull by Malcolm Palmer

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Regarding the Costa Blanca Bird Club’s trip to the Mar Menor, where a Ring-billed Gull was claimed, subsequent exhaustive studies suggest that it was, indeed, a young Yellow legged Gull. Which tends to show that a gathering of ‘experts’ can … Continued

Overwintering Migrants

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If you read most field guides, you will learn that Hoopoes don’t winter in Spain, and neither do Booted Eagles. If you are a keen birder, and live here, you will know that both species are a common sight, around … Continued

El Hondo by Malcolm Palmer

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More information from Malcolm – There have been rumours about all sorts of future fates that may befall our wetlands. Regarding El Hondo, the owners, as many should know, are an irrigation company, Riegos de Levante, whose business it is … Continued