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Lesser Kestrels in Tarifa The ancient ramparts of Guzman el Bueno Castle in Tarifa hold the southernmost colony of Lesser Kestrels in the continent. In addition,  this is one of the few sites where this typically migrant species overwinters in Europe. Unfortunatelly, the Lesser Kestrel population has suffered a dramatic decline throughout its range. This is …

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Yes friends, the time has come! One more year, since time immemorial, the raptor migration has started in Tarifa and the Strait of Gibraltar. Black Kites on the move Black Kites are always the first to be noticed. They are on the move in growing numbers. Adults are now in a race from their African …

The post Bird Migration Videos in the Strait of Gibraltar-Part II appeared first on Birding The Strait.

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We have just returned from a thrilling wildlife expedition into one of the most remote regions of the Western Palearctic: the Western Sahara. More precisely, we have spent 8 days exploring the wildlife and landscapes within the Dakhla, Aousserd and Bir Anzarane triangle. This has led us to ridges of dunes, extensive mudflats, forested wadis, …

The post Birding Trip to the Western Sahara appeared first on Birding The Strait.

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Today we release in our Youtube channel the first of a series of bird migration videos in the Strait of Gibraltar. We have filmed these videos over the last three years around Tarifa. This is part of a collaboration project with the Nature Agency at the Ministry of Environment of Denmark . These videos make part of …

The post Bird Migration Videos in the Strait of Gibraltar – Part I appeared first on Birding The Strait.

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From Birding The Strait we want to wish you merry christmas and a great start of the year!

The post Merry Christmas and Happy 2019!!! appeared first on Birding The Strait.

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There’s no denying, at Birding The Strait we are passionate about Eagles. We love seeking for them, photographing them and simply observing them in the wild. We are also wildlife photography and bird books enthusiasts. Indeed, this is one of our main sources of expenditure! So, we were excited to see two new books coming …

The post The Empire of the Eagle and Águila de Bonelli: Book review appeared first on Birding The Strait.

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We recently finished a Birding Northern Morocco trip and just uploaded the trip report. You can find it here. It contains a full description of the itinerary, with pictures taken during the trip. It also has an annotated list of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects! On this post we mention some of the highlights …

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A murmuration of starlings, a murder of crows, a confusion of chiffchaffs, a prayer of godwits, a committee of vultures…what about the Glossy Ibis? Glossy Ibis Galore Once upon a recent time a Glossy Ibis in Andalusia was a celebrated finding. The species declined to extinction as a breeding species in Spain during the 20th …

The post Glossy Ibis, the Andalusian Phoenix appeared first on Birding The Strait.

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