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Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 14th June 2008, 12:48
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Talking New Flamingo generation on its way

Good news! :t:

Following a turbulent and rather unusual start to the breeding season, a record-breaking number of Flamingos have now settled down in the Trinitat salt pans in the Ebro Delta. 2.454...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 13th May 2008, 11:07
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Hi Alan I am glad you had a great time here, and...

Hi Alan

I am glad you had a great time here, and of course also delighted that you finally managed to see the crakes :t:

Lots of unusual birds have appeared in the delta lately, as you might have...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 19th April 2008, 18:56
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Even better news for you: Today a female Little...

Even better news for you: Today a female Little Crake was seen and photographed at Riet Vell :king:
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 19th April 2008, 11:35
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Hi Connor It IS a great area, you have lots to...

Hi Connor

It IS a great area, you have lots to look forward to :t:

Best regards,

Iben
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 19th April 2008, 11:29
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
There is still hope

Hi Alan

I do not know of any recent sightings of the Little Crakes, but they might still be present. Yesterday, Laurent (volunteer at Riet Vell) saw a crake in the lagoon, but the view was very...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 15th March 2008, 13:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By Iben
Hi Bubbs To my knowledge there is only book...

Hi Bubbs

To my knowledge there is only book written about the Ebro Delta, and I am not sure whether it is translated to English. Certainly you can get it in Catalan, Spanish, and German, if you read...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 15th March 2008, 12:29
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Talking More Little Crakes at Riet Vell

These two birds have now been joined by at least one female, and possibly another male - all of them very user-friendly near the hide :t:

You can follow reports on these and other rare/interesting...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 8th March 2008, 20:36
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
After spending the day at Riet Vell, I now know a...

After spending the day at Riet Vell, I now know a bit more about the incident. Apparently the fire was started intentionally at two places at the same time, and it moved quickly with the strong winds...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 7th March 2008, 16:50
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Unhappy Riet Vell - good and bad news!

Despite it's relatively small size, it always seems that lots of things are going on at the SEO/Birdlife reserve at Riet Vell. This time good and bad stuff has happened at more or less the same time...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd March 2008, 18:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Iben
Hi James The book “Aves del archipiélago...

Hi James

The book “Aves del archipiélago Canario” by Martín & Lorenzo (2001) mentions Dotterel as an irregular and scarce migrant and wintering bird in the Canary Islands. The largest flock found...
Forum: Bird Ringing and Banding Tuesday 12th February 2008, 08:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,270
Posted By Iben
Hi Manolo! How exciting - do you know whether...

Hi Manolo!

How exciting - do you know whether the bird was caught in one of the usual ringing sites or if nets were set up specifically for catching it? Can't get your link to work, by the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 11th February 2008, 20:39
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Typical!

That IS just 'Typically Spanish'!! :C

Things like that never seem to go away here, they just go under cover for a while! The discussion regarding the passerine trapping with glue is also still...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 10th February 2008, 13:40
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By Iben
I've also signed, and I really hope this project...

I've also signed, and I really hope this project will never go ahead! The existing ski resorts cause enough damage already :C
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 5th February 2008, 16:10
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Ebro Delta accomodation

Hi John

I am happy to hear that you are coming to the delta! May is an excellent time for birding here, and it is not a very busy time regarding beach tourists :t:

As I mentioned in my earlier...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th February 2008, 14:57
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
:-O :-O :-O

:-O :-O :-O
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th February 2008, 14:43
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
What's the difference?

What's the difference?
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th February 2008, 12:49
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Seems that it didn't even make it into February...

Seems that it didn't even make it into February this year...have just seen on the Birding Catalonia (http://www.birdingcatalonia.com/) website that our Red-knobbed Coot (UT) has been seen in the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 1st February 2008, 20:48
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Hi Alan Yes, it can be quite stressful counting...

Hi Alan

Yes, it can be quite stressful counting such large numbers - particularly when you're a perfectionist and prefer to count things one by one ;) One day I was discussing with my group whether...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 31st January 2008, 13:24
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Provisional results from the winter census

The first analysis of the data from this winter’s waterbird count in the Ebro Delta suggests that the number of birds wintering in the delta has reached a new peak. Never before has Illa de Buda...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Saturday 12th January 2008, 15:07
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Last day

Yesterday was officially the last day of the winter census in the Ebro Delta, and when the groups headed out in the morning mist we all agreed to meet up for lunch later on.

My group started at the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 11th January 2008, 18:24
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Crested Coot

I have now received some reliable information about the Crested Coot (UT). It was released in the Llobregat Delta with 19 other birds in April 2003, but already in November 2003 it was seen for the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 9th January 2008, 19:39
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Yep, let's see which one turns up this year ;)...

Yep, let's see which one turns up this year ;) We've been through all the 'common' ones now, so perhaps it's time for a really big rarity this spring?
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 8th January 2008, 20:12
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Hi Alan I was probably cursing my internet...

Hi Alan

I was probably cursing my internet connection when you and your wife looked through the thread - if Telefonica offered better reception here, I might even have added my post half an hour...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 7th January 2008, 21:58
Replies: 90
Views: 10,845
Posted By Iben
Thread revival

Time has flown, and suddenly it has been several months since I last updated you on the birds and happenings of the Ebro Delta. Obviously this doesn't mean that nothing's been going on here - anyhow,...
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 26th December 2007, 15:47
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Iben
And here I was, thinking that there were no...

And here I was, thinking that there were no (other) Bon Jovi fans left in this world :bounce:

Welcome to BirdForum and greetings from sunny Catalonia,

Iben
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