Bird Watching - 12 March 2016
Andalucia Bird Society are planning a trip on Saturday 12th March to visit this National Park. It is a lovely quiet unspoilt area in the province of Almería with a range of habitat to attract a variety of birds.
There are six distinct birding areas here: the public hides overlooking the Salinas (still working at the far end); The shore itself (gannets and Shearwaters); The lighthouse area overlooking the sea (Shags and sea birds and maybe Trumpeter Finch); The inland road near the lighthouse (mountain birds); Small hide at the back of the Salinas; and Truncated river to the west.
There will be lots of Flamingos and waders, especially Godwits and look out for Curlew and Stone Curlews when passing from the roadside to the hides. February is a good month for migrating Dotterel and so these may be seen towards the beach near the old tower. Another speciality is wintering Trumpeter Finches; think fat House Sparrow with a dull, thick red beak and a hint of pink on the chest. They have often been seen near the public hide, or on the cliffs and grassland near the lighthouse.
It’s an informal day out with plenty of friends and banter to enjoy and hopefully seeing a good lot of birds.
The Andalucía Bird Society is a not-for-profit group of bird watchers (visitors and residents) based in Andalucía. It holds monthly field trips for its members and hosts an informative website for the advancement of birding knowledge. Membership is open to all interested parties and all levels of experience are most welcome. For more details please contact the membership secretary on 669 649 529 or simply email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the website at: www.andaluciabirdsociety.org