Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina), new breeder species in Catalonia?

| Carles Oliver
Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), a common nesting eagle in Central Catalonia. Photo: Carles Oliver Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) is a medium-size eagle living in wood la…

Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) shot down in Ebro Delta

| Carles Oliver
Ebro Delta is a huge wetland in South Catalonia. It holds a wide variety of waterfowl all year round, including over 100.000 waterfowls in winter. Despite Ebro Delta’s main lagoons and marshes are protected by a Natural Park and some Natural Reser…

Lleida Steppes one-day Itinerary (April 2012)

| Carles Oliver
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus) male. A locally common species in Lleida Steppes. Photo: Carles Oliver Bruce  mailed me on early-March. He was coming from New York to spend…

About 100.000 passage birds monitored in Barcelona

| Carles Oliver
This autumn, as every autumn since 1998, a group of volunteers have been monitoring diurnal bird migration from a hill near Barcelona. Its name is Turó Blau (Blue Hill) -304 meters a.s.l.. In 2011 monitoring started in August 17th until November 1…

Spring quick trip to Los Monegros

| Carles Oliver
Marek mailed me two days before our quick trip started. He and two friends of him were coming to Barcelona to see two football matches. They were expert birders in Poland so as they had two days in Barcelona they wanted to enjoy some birding. [cap…

Griffon Vulture to colonize Majorca

| Carles Oliver
It is the very first time (in historic data) that Griffon Vulture colonizes an European island by natural ways. Majorca is a 3.600 square kilometres island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the major Balearic Island, in Spain. Despite it is a main h…


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