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Finding Birds in Catalonia

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Plains south of Lleida

June 2018 Site 2 3 ‘Little bustards (including a splendid male which was viewed from the parking area!!! 8 Pin tailed sandgrouse, GS cuckoo, Many Calandra in full song, a Duponts was singing at 10.30pm about 300m from the car park also heard scops and RN nightjar from the car park’ Site 3 ‘held black and black eared wheatear, Rock sparrow, Blue rock thrush, golden oriole’ (Brian Allan)

Plains east of Lleida

June 2018 Sites 1-3 ‘Long eared and little owl, Rock sparrow, Western Orphean, bonellis & western Subalp, Cirl bunting, Singing willow warbler (migrant?) Little bustard, Lesser kestrel, Roller, Quail’ (Brian Allan)

Llobregat delta

June 2018 Sites 7-13 ‘Awesome small reserve, Highlights included Slender-billed gull, Gull-billed and whiskered tern, green, wood and common sand, lots lots more’ (Brian Allan)

Aiguamolls de Emporda

Late May 2019 Site 2 An established Bee-eater colony can be seen between the two hides on the north side of the pools. Take the path to the second hide, after 150 metres there is ranch fencing and trees on the left-hand side. Look through the trees and there is an obvious small sand bank. In between the fence and the colony there are some perches which provide excellent photo opportunities when the birds are present. (Chris Massey)