Ferruginous Duck nesting in Catalonia; 1st pair in 50 years!

| Carles Oliver
The Ferruginous Duck is a diving duck, closely related to Common Pochard. Ferruginous Ducks inhabit fresh water ponds and lakes with a meter of more depth. It feeds on algae but also on small invertebrates that captures by diving, sometimes at nig…

Red-footed Falcon & Icterine Warbler influx in Catalonia

| Carles Oliver
Between 15th May and 25th May we have had a huge influx of both Red-footed Falcons and Icterine Warblers in Catalonia. Both species are scarce migratory birds in spring, mainly in mid May. Influxes of both species are likely to occur when West win…

2015 Spain Bird Race, Barcelona Birding Point takes part!

| Carles Oliver
For all those who don’t know so much about. The Bird Race or Big Day is a kind of competition where different teams of birdwatchers try to spot as much species as possible whitin 24 hours. This kind of competition is very popular in Catalonia, inv…

Pygmy Cormorant in Aiguamolls de l’Empordà wetlands

| Carles Oliver
A juvenile Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) was located from one of the hides in Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park in the 13th December, 2014. This Natural Park (1 hour Norh of Barcelona by car) holds a large number of waterfowls all ye…

Black Stork wintering in Catalonia?

| Carles Oliver
Since 20 years ago to see White Storks wintering in the whole of Spain has become a commonview. They feed on wetlands, open fields and rivers but also, and many times mostly, in trash centres. Here they feed on a variety of items with a big short …

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) influx in Catalonia (North-East Spain)

| Carles Oliver
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) is, by far, the commonest Siberian bird visiting West Europe. Within the last two decades an average of over 100 of them have been seen every autumn in both the UK and France. In fact, this species is…


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