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Forum: Say Hello Saturday 14th September 2019, 14:47
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Ernest Garcia
You will find that the Spanish Ornithological...

You will find that the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/Birdlife) is VERY keen to attract new members. The Society has a great deal to offer beginners. See their website www.seo.org

Te recomiendo...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Monday 9th September 2019, 16:37
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Good news about Spanish vultures.

Good news regarding vultures anywhere is hard to come by these days but recent breeding census results from Spain are encouraging. The 2017 census of Griffon Vultures found over 35,000 pairs, some...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 27th June 2019, 09:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,320
Posted By Ernest Garcia
In Spain the Yellow-billed (Alpine) Chough is...

In Spain the Yellow-billed (Alpine) Chough is only known to nest in the Pyrenees and Cantabrian mountains and is seldom seen elsewhere. The Andalucian choughs are all Red-billed and there is a good...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 27th March 2019, 17:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Two excellent places to visit that are easily...

Two excellent places to visit that are easily accessible by public transport are the London Wetland Centre and, in Barcelona, the Llobregat delta.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 12th December 2018, 14:54
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Ernest Garcia
On the strength of a single visit to the NT in...

On the strength of a single visit to the NT in 1999, and a quick glance at the field guide (Pizzey & Knight), I can suggest

Little Woodswallow Artamus minor and

White-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 26th November 2018, 10:51
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Ernest Garcia
The YLGs of Atlantic Iberia are somewhat...

The YLGs of Atlantic Iberia are somewhat different from the classic michahellis of the Mediterranean. They are sometimes regarded as a separate taxon (lusitanius). Adults of these latter do have...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Sunday 9th September 2018, 16:55
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Ernest Garcia
An adult ant-lion, probably Palpares hispanus.

An adult ant-lion, probably Palpares hispanus.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 16th August 2018, 14:37
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Northern Spain in August

I have only just seen this message. The flowering season for most plants is of course over but there will still be interesting plants to see at altitude, for which the Picos de Europa NP is the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 13th April 2018, 16:43
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Thanks for the good wishes. Andy and I are...

Thanks for the good wishes. Andy and I are delighted that since the first edition in 1994 the book has fulfilled its task, to make the region better known and so support local conservation efforts.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 12th April 2018, 11:03
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Ernest Garcia
WTW Southern and Western Spain. As the author I...

WTW Southern and Western Spain. As the author I can say that the 4th edition is scheduled for later this year. It won't be out by June I'm afraid although the revised ms is nearing completion. The...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th January 2018, 16:44
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Ernest Garcia
I agree that this is a Bonelli's Eagle. There is...

I agree that this is a Bonelli's Eagle. There is no problem with this one but as a general rule it would be helpful to give the date of the sighting. A Honey Buzzard is only at all likely during...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 7th September 2017, 17:01
Replies: 6
Views: 3,013
Posted By Ernest Garcia
This request does not seem to be getting much a...

This request does not seem to be getting much a response. There are superb sites to visit in northwestern and central Spain. I would especially recommend the Sierras de Guadarrama and Gredos for...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 12th July 2017, 14:56
Replies: 15
Views: 4,358
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Why not try Gibraltar instead. Plenty of history...

Why not try Gibraltar instead. Plenty of history and many more raptors than you can see in Malta, none of which get shot.
Forum: East Anglia Saturday 20th May 2017, 15:51
Replies: 2
Views: 6,012
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Cliff-nesting Common Swifts in Norfolk

I was at Hunstanton Cliffs in NW Norfolk on 14 May and was interested to see Common Swifts Apus apus entering rock crevices within the chalk strata there. At least three different sites were being...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th March 2017, 15:52
Replies: 23
Views: 8,415
Posted By Ernest Garcia
I may be beginning to fray around the edges but...

I may be beginning to fray around the edges but my eyes still work beyond a few metres. The closest birds were the waders, on the shoreline rocks about 15 metres away.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 16th March 2017, 14:51
Replies: 23
Views: 8,415
Posted By Ernest Garcia
This thread could come to resemble a more...

This thread could come to resemble a more positive version of the Four Yorkshiremen sketch from Monty Python. My fondest recollection of this type concerns the view from the shower cubicle of our...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 21st February 2017, 08:53
Replies: 27
Views: 4,332
Posted By Ernest Garcia
I know quite a lot about this book, having been...

I know quite a lot about this book, having been responsible for the English translation. It is a translation of the recently published (3rd) edition of the Spanish-language text. There is an 'Aves de...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 9th February 2017, 17:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,965
Posted By Ernest Garcia
There are two, although not very prompt with...

There are two, although not very prompt with news. http://www.quebrantahuesos.org/picosdeeuropa/ and http://www.gypaetus.org/
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 9th February 2017, 16:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,965
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Lammergeier nesting in Picos de Europa

A pair of Lammergeiers Gypaetus barbatus is currently incubating eggs at a nest in the Picos de Europa in the Cantabrian Range, N Spain. This is the first recorded instance of nesting in the Picos...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th January 2017, 15:38
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Ernest Garcia
The emphasis with HBW Alive has been to update...

The emphasis with HBW Alive has been to update the early volumes first, these being of course most out of date. However, any special requests for updates of particular species in the later volumes...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 19th January 2017, 09:51
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Ernest Garcia
Iberian Chiffchaff in HBW Alive

Further to the discussion of this species on Birdforum I have just updated this text, taking recent literature into account.

Ernest Garcia
(Editor HBW Alive)
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 19th April 2016, 16:44
Replies: 845
Views: 154,161
Posted By Ernest Garcia
No problem. The abundant Griffons will tidy up if...

No problem. The abundant Griffons will tidy up if you fall by the wayside.
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 19th April 2016, 10:26
Replies: 845
Views: 154,161
Posted By Ernest Garcia
I took a chance and drove the length of the road...

I took a chance and drove the length of the road last month, during one of my occasional visits to the area. Excellent condition to be sure. Closure to motor vehicles need not be seen as a blow. You...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 18:55
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By Ernest Garcia
This is a Sparrowhawk. Note the long...

This is a Sparrowhawk. Note the long square-tipped tail, small head and beak and slender body.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd February 2016, 18:46
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Ernest Garcia
I agree with your identifications. The Kelp Gull...

I agree with your identifications. The Kelp Gull seems inconsiderately to have lost its tail.
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