Chicks of Flamingo ringed in Ebro Delta

| Carles Oliver
On Sunday July 24th were ringed 400 chicks of Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Ebro Delta. This is the sixth summer that chicks of Flamingo are ringed in this Natural Park. About 200 people participated in an operation that started at 4:00 am an…

More than 300 pairs of Audouin’s Gull breeding in Llobregat Delta

| Carles Oliver
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii) nesting colony is increasing year after year in Llobregat Delta, a small marshy area only 5 quilometers South of Barcelona. In 2011, 380 pairs were breeding in an artificial island in this wetland. The figure is ve…

Brown Bear population increasing in Pyrenees

| Carles Oliver
At the end of the XX century the French Goverment started a program to save the last Brown Bear population in the Pyrenees. It is almost 15 years since the first brown bear coming from Slovenia was liberated in the Pyrenees, joining the tiny popul…

Spring Common Birds Monitoring in Llobregat Delta

| Carles Oliver
This spring I’ve done just one spring census in Llobregat Delta. This census is inside the Catalan Common Birds Monitoring that ICO (Institut Català d’Ornitologia) is coordinating for several years in the whole country. Catalan Common Birds is bas…

Red-rumped Swallow expanding North

| Carles Oliver
The Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica) is going North its breeding territory in Western Europe. The numbers of this swallow in Catalonia are also growing up. There are two main breeding populations, one is at North beside the French border but …

Breeding Birds in Cerdanya valley, Pyrenees

| Carles Oliver
Cerdanya is the name of shire in Central Catalan Pyrenees. It is a tectonical valley crossed by River Segre (main afluent of Ebro River) and surrounded by several high mountains, including several peaks reaching 2500 metres or more. The valley its…


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