Monnegre – Bryan Thomas

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For a while now I’ve been searching for Trumpeter Finch at different location’s around the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas. The historic  Monnegre site has always turn up nothing for me despite many repeated attempts to find these elusive birds.

Reported sightings were vague,  ranging from the “lone pine” or the “abandoned buildings”, and at the village of “Monnegre on wires”.  I can now say that the site for these birds is nowhere near these areas but is in a ravine close to the end of the monnegre track if coming from the Tibi end, or right in the beginning from the Alicante end. I’ve been to the site since and have seen them again although they are quite difficult to see as the birds are high up on ledges but with patience you might get lucky. (It is a big area). Also at this site there are Rock Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Wheatear, and  Black eared Wheatear, Spectacled Warbler, enough to look at while looking for the Trumpeter Finch.