Southern and Western Spain: Andalucía, Extremadura and Gibraltar
Southern Iberia is in the top rank of European birding hotspots. Thethird edition of this popular book, first published in 1994, continuesto ensure that visitors can make the most of the region's manyattractions. Regular visits have brought the information on all sitesup-to-date: maps, access details and species lists have receivedparticular attention. Popular localities such as Doñana,Monfragüe and the Strait of Gibraltar get prominent treatment but thereader is encouraged to wander further afield to visit other, lesswell-known but rewarding sites, including a considerable number ofadditional localities which are new to this edition.
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Almeria Alpine Andalucia attract Bee-eater birds Black Kite Black Storks Black Wheatear Black-eared Wheatear Blue Rock Thrush Bonelli.s Eagles Booted Eagles Breeding season breeding species Caceres Cadiz centre Chiffchaff coast coastal Common Buzzard Common Kestrel Comun Crag Martin Crested Donana Egyptian Vulture Embalse Extremadura flocks Gibraltar Grebes Griffon Vultures Guadalquivir Gulls habitats Harrier Hoopoe lagoon Laguna large numbers Lesser Kestrel Little Bustards Little Egrets Malaga Marsh Mediterranean migrant motorway nest northern occasional occur Owls pairs park Passage periods passerines Peregrine Pipit Plover Pochards province Punta Purple Swamphens raptors records Red Kites Red-rumped Swallow Redstart Reed reedbeds region reservoir river road Rock Buntings Rock Sparrows Sandgrouse Sandpiper scrub seabirds Shearwaters Short-toed Eagles Sierra small numbers Southern Grey Shrike Spain Spanish steppe Stone-curlew Strait summer Terns track valley waders Wagtail Warblers waterfowl wetlands White Storks White-headed Ducks White-rumped Swifts winter Woodchat Shrike woodlands ZEPA