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Birds on our Walking and Cycling Holidays

On our Walking and Cycling Holidays you pass through the Aiguamolls Natural Park, dotted with hides. At any time of the year you are likely to spot birds such as ibis, herons, tufted ducks, pochards, snipes, redshanks, marsh harriers and sandpipers, but if you are lucky you can make some exciting sightings during the spring and autumn migrations: grey herons, golden plovers, flamingos, black storks and spoonbills.7 Gyps fulvus

Martin Meads and Rachel Unwin have recently completed our 7 night self guided walking holiday and as keen bird watchers they have compiled a list of birds they spotted on route.

Thank you Martin and Rachel for taking the time to compile a list of the birds you spotted.

Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
Limosa lapponica Bar-tailed Godwit
Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart
Pica pica Black-billed Magpie
Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap
Oenanthe hispanica Black-eared Wheatear
Limosa limosa Black-tailed Godwit
Himantopus himantopus Black-winged Stilt
Monticola solitarius Blue Rock-Thrush
Parus caeruleus Blue Tit
Hieraaetus fasciatus Bonelli’s Eagle
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle
Corvus corone Carrion Crow
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
Cettia cetti Cetti’s Warbler
Emberiza cirlus Cirl Bunting
Parus ater Coal Tit
Glareola pratincola Collared Pratincole
Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff
Fulica atra Common Coot
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel
Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher
Gavia immer Common Loon
Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen
Luscinia megarhynchos Common Nightingale
Phasianus colchicus Common Pheasant
Aythya ferina Common Pochard
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Common Redstart
Tringa hypoleucos Common Sandpiper
Tadorna tadorna Common Shelduck
Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling
Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat
Apus apus Common Swift
Anas crecca Common Teal
Sylvia communis Common Whitethroat
Columba palumbus Common Wood-Pigeon
Miliaria calandra Corn Bunting
Calonectris diomedea Cory’s Shearwater
Galerida cristata Crested Lark
Parus cristatus Crested Tit
Alopochen aegyptiacus Egyptian Goose
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove
Picus viridis Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe
Corvus monedula Eurasian Jackdaw
Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay
Carduelis cannabina Eurasian Linnet
Alauda arvensis Eurasian Skylark
Merops apiaster European Bee-eater
Carduelis carduelis European Goldfinch
Carduelis chloris European Greenfinch
Pernis apivorus European Honey-buzzard
Ficedula hypoleuca European Pied Flycatcher
Erithacus rubecula European Robin
Serinus serinus European Serin
Anas querquedula Garganey
Plegadis falcinellus Glossy Ibis
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe
Parus major Great Tit
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron
Larus argentatus Herring Gull
Passer domesticus House Sparrow
Hippolais icterina Icterine Warbler
Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover
Egretta garzetta Little Egret
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe
Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
Circus pygargus Montagu’s Harrier
Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier
Delichon urbica Northern House-Martin
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing
Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler
Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear
Apus pallidus Pallid Swift
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron
Alectoris rufa Red-legged Partridge
Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull
Emberiza cia Rock Bunting
Columba livia Rock Pigeon
Psittacula krameri Rose-ringed Parakeet
Monticola saxatilis Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush
Riparia riparia Sand Martin
Sylvia melanocephala Sardinian Warbler
Certhia brachydactyla Short-toed Tree-Creeper
Sturnus unicolor Spotless Starling
Tringa erythropus Spotted Redshank
Sylvia cantillans Subalpine Warbler
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-Harrier
Ciconia ciconia White Stork
Motacilla alba White Wagtail
Larus cachinnans Yellow-legged Gull
Cisticola juncidis Zitting Cisticola

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