Thursday, 27 April 2017

Iberia: Campo Maior 26 - 28 April

Day 17 26.04.2017
Today was our first day working in Spain, near the border town of Badajoz. The habitat here was minimal at best, with most of the land developed for agriculture. That being said, there were still a few nice birds, including a few Great Bustards, obviously the most important species for our research. Serins were very common although notably not photogenic, as were the Short-toed and Calandra Larks. In our evening session at the same site I had a bit more luck, with a few nice Iberian Grey Shrikes, a Black-winged Kite and a couple of brief Spectacled Warblers. The real highlight of the day was a small river with a few shrubs near it. Here I had a few Melodious Warblers and listened to a symphony of Great-reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Blackbird. We also called off at the river in Badajoz itself. Birding was a bit restricted here, but I had three trip ticks in the form of Penduline Tit, Great White Egret and Squacco Heron, although both were distant. I got a butterfly lifer in the form of Bath White.
-Bath White

Species List:
Badajoz: Calandra Lark, Sardinian Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Thekla Lark, Crested Lark, Iberian Grey Shrike, Common Magpie, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Grey Heron, Hoopoe, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Jackdaw, Quail, Great Bustard, Short-toed Lark, Black-winged Kite, Great-reed Warbler, Blackbird, Reed Warbler, Moorhen, Coot, Mallard, Squacco Heron, Serin, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great-white Egret, Penduline Tit, Greenfinch, Western Bath White, Green-striped White, Iberian Marbled White, Small Copper,

Day 18 27.04.2017
Today we returned to Spain to an area just south of where we worked yesterday, in the area surrounding San Rafael. Here I had possibly the rarest thing on my trip so far, a well-advertised footpath, and it made my day so much easier. Obviously the highlight of the day was the re-appearance of Common Waxbill, which were fairly abundant around the village. A small river valley produced Cetti’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Serin and Iberian Grey Shrike in decent numbers. A couple of Little Bustards added some steppe spice to the mix too. I also saw my first Golden Oriole of the trip, as opposed to hearing them, a stunning male flying away from me. Typical views I feel! In the afternoon we headed West from Villa Fernando to an area of more pasture. Great Bustards were here in small numbers, but there was nothing out of the ordinary despite being a pleasant evenings birding.
-Melodious Warbler
-Iberian Grey Shrike
-Serin
-Spotless Starling
-Hummingbird Hawkmoth


Species List:
San Rafael: Calandra Lark, Sardinian Warbler, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Thekla Lark, Crested Lark, Iberian Grey Shrike, Common Magpie, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Grey Heron, Hoopoe, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Jackdaw, Short-toed Lark, Serin, Cattle Egret, Common Waxbill, Iberian Grey Shrike, Turtle Dove, Golden Oriole, Melodious Warbler, Cettis Warbler, Little Bustard, Zitting Cisticola, Chaffinch, Stonechat, Western Dappled White, Green-striped White, Iberian Marbled White, Small Copper, Clouded Yellow, Brown Argus,
Villa Fernando: Calandra Lark, Woodpigeon, Thekla Lark, Common Magpie, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Stonechat, Great Bustard, European Bee-eater, Hummingbird Hawkmoth,


Day 19 28.04.2017
Today we headed back past Vila Fernando to the village of Orada. I was set to work on an area of pasture just north of here with good access and decent habitat. Sadly the wind had picked up and the cloud cover was near total, plus rain was forecast to add to weather woes. Sadly we avoided the rain but the wind had put most of the birds down. The undoubted highlight of the day was a young Black-winged Kite plucking its prey on a telegraph pole only 20 meters from where I was positioned. Given how distant these raptors have been, seeing one like this was really something. The best of the rest also included a number of raptors, our first Golden Eagle of the trip which was soaring above our car as we drove home. I also had an extremely dark Booted Eagle on my transect. None raptors; a small group of Great Bustards was always nice, and there were a few Calandra Larks to enjoy throughout my walk.
-Black-winged Kite

Species List:

Orada: Calandra Lark, Woodpigeon, Thekla Lark, Common Magpie, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Stonechat, Great Bustard, European Bee-eater, Booted Eagle, Golden Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Black-winged Kite, Common Kestrel, Black Kite, Sardinian Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Collard Dove, Iberian Grey Shrike, Blackbird, Quail, Red-legged Partridge, Linnet, Goldfinch,

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Iberia: Campo Maior 21 - 25 April

Day 12 21.04.2017
Having moved north to Campo Maior yesterday afternoon we today started our work in the fields just outside the city. Not gonna lie, today was pretty rough. I was attacked by bees, which resulted in my right eyelid becoming rather swollen from the stings, thrown off the land by the farmer, drenched by a sprinkler and there were not even many birds to enjoy. A couple of Iberian Yellow Wagtails was about the best of it, although they are obviously lovely birds. In the evening I checked out a small site where the few remaining Great Bustards in the area were residing, which I counted 14 in total. Another distant Black-winged Kite was nice and I also had a few Gull-billed Terns go over. So not an awful days birding but compared to Castro Verde it was certainly a step down.
-European Bee-eater

Species List:
Campo Maior: Black-winged Kite, Gull-billed Tern, Woodpigeon, Zitting Cisticola, House Sparrow, Crested Lark, Red-legged Partridge, Corn Bunting, Great Bustard, Stone Curlew, Great Tit, Spotless Starling, Common Kestrel, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, White Stork, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Iberian Grey Shrike, Iberian Yellow Wagtail, House Sparrow, Mallard, Montagu’s Harrier, Bee-eater, Sardinian Warbler, Hoopoe, Little Owl, Magpie,

Day 13 22.04.2017
After the horror show that was yesterday I was pretty keen to have a much better day today. And I was rewarded with one. Today’s transect was further south, in an area called Elvas where great bustards no longer occur. On the dry fields here I counted 3 pairs of Stone Curlew, as well as a breeding ground of Collard Pratincoles, which we watched mob a Montagu’s Harrier, and a few Little Bustards. There was also some small wooded areas where we began to have, at last, some migrants. I heard a single Willow Warbler but saw at least four Whitethroats. Finding one of my most wanted birds for the trip along my transect was pretty exciting; Western Bonelli’s Warbler. The bird was singing from the bushes, and soon flew over to the tree which I was standing under. Sadly it did not sit still, making it difficult for me to get a decent record shot. It proved hard work and gave up when the bird stopped showing. And just when I thought the morning had peaked, I found another lifer along my transect. This time I was just checking under some rocks in a small wood when I looked up to flush a Nightjar from the floor. My initial thoughts were that it was a Red-necked Nightjar. It looked to go down again, so tried to contact Yoav (Who still needed it) before attempting to relocate. It took a while to contact him due to signal problems, so half an hour later we were ready. We refound the bird with ease but failed at any point to see it on the ground. However the views we obtained were conclusive the bird was a Red-necked Nightjar. A cracking lifer! It was just a shame not to see it on the ground. And finally in the bushes whilst looking for the nightjar we found a Melodious Warbler, my third lifer of the day. However, once we finished nightjar hunting Yoav took us back to a Melodious he had found earlier which showed much better. A fantastic morning!
-Western Bonelli's Warbler
-Melodious Warbler
In the afternoon we went out with one of Yoav’s supervisors to trap and satellite-tag Little Bustards. We had a nice evening, with one successful capture of a superb male. Really smart to see these birds up close! We also had three Alpine Swift fly past us whilst we waited, a nice trip tick for the evening.
-Little Bustard

Species List:
Elvas: Collard Pratincole, Montagu’s Harrier, Black-winged Kite, Marsh Harrier, Stone-curlew, Magpie, Quail, Red-necked Nightjar, Blue Tit, Common Whitethroat, Sardinian Warbler, Western Bonelli’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Willow Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Corn Bunting, Crested Lark, Stonechat, Black Kite, Common Buzzard, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Little Bustard, Common Swift, House Martin, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Mallard, House Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Gull-billed Tern, Iberian Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Alpine Swift, Griffon Vulture,

Day 14 23.04.2017
After another week of working transects we decided to have a day off today. We chose to head Alqueva Dam, the largest dam in Iberia. We had only a rough idea of where to bird, so first headed to an area on the south side of reservoir where we found the birding to be slow and steady. That said, we did still have some good birds; another Black-winged Kite was obviously really smart, Woodchat and Iberian Grey Shrikes were common, and overhead we had a pale phase Booted Eagle and a few Black Kite. The birding highlight was a pair of Rock Sparrows that we encountered whilst on our way back to the car. They were not as striking as I had imagined but our angle of viewing was not ideal. Still a nice bird to see! Pied Flycatcher was a nice Portugal trip and I also had a butterfly lifer in the form of Western Dappled White.
-Woodchat Shrike
-Black Kite
-Western Dappled White
-Rock Sparrow
We then moved round to the northern area of the dam. The scrubby habitat here provided us with a few more birds. A uncooperative Western Subalpine Warbler was obviously the highlight. Although views were acceptable, its movements made it impossible to photograph. Azure-winged Magpies were also common here, and we had our first Long-tailed Tits of the trip, of the Iberian race irbii. Another butterfly lifer here was False Ilex Hairstreak. Down by the reservoir itself there was not much happening. We had a few Black Terns, as well as trip ticks of Egyptian Goose and Greylag Goose. On the way back we had an incredible moment when an Egyptian Mongoose ran across the road in front of us.
-European Bee-eater
-False Ilex Hairstreak
-Western Subalpine Warbler

In the afternoon we headed out again to a smaller reservoir (Although still sizable) nearer to Campo Maior; Albufeira da Barragem do Caia. We spent most of our time birding the woodland adjacent to the reservoir and added my third lifer of the day; Short-toed Treecreeper. We had three birds flitting around but they were not showy (The theme of the day really) and I only managed record shots. Overhead were a number of Pratincoles flying towards the reservoir, they were really cool. After dark we tried to pin down a Red-necked nightjar but only succeeded in hearing one distantly. However we did get an amphibian lifer in the form of Spiny Toad. A pretty cool day off in the end.
-Short-toed Treecreeper 
-Collard Pratincole
-Spiny Toad


Species List:
Alqueva Dam: Common Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Black Kite, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Black-winged Kite, European Cuckoo, Mallard, Gadwall, Greylag Goose, Egyptian Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Sardinian Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, House Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Thekla Lark, Crested Lark, Corn Bunting, Common Sandpiper, Kentish Plover, Azure-winged Magpie, Common Magpie, Woodchat Shrike, Iberian Grey Shrike, Black Tern, White Stork, Grey Heron, House Martin, Sand Martin, Crag Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Common Swift, Pallid Swift, Cattle Egret, Great-crested Grebe, Coot, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Blackbird, Pied Flycatcher, Jay, Goldfinch, Clouded Yellow, Western Dappled White, False Ilex Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Meadow Brown, Small Copper, Painted Lady, Red-veined Darter, Egyptian Mongoose, 
Albufeira da Barragem do Caia: Collard Pratincole, Black-winged Stilt, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Zitting Cisticola, Serin, Short-toed Treecreeper, Sardinian Warbler, Common Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Crested Lark, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Sandpiper, Mallard, Gadwall, Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Corn Bunting, Spiny Toad,


Day 15 24.04.2017
Back to the transects and point counts today, working on the pastures outside Campo Maior. There was nothing different, but there was still a nice selection of species to keep us busy. I had a few Little Bustards and a pair of Black-winged Kite showing very nicely indeed, but still too far for photos. A Nightingale was singing all morning right in the middle of my transect loop, giving me a sweet backdrop for the morning. I also had a distant Bonelli’s Eagle and a few Griffon Vultures soaring overhead. In the evening we headed out to another location out west of Campo Maior near the town of Vila Fernando. The birding here was extremely slow, but that could be as a result of the weather, which was rather heavy and hot. I did get exceptional views of both Thekla and Short-toed Larks, although the latter was well into dusk and too dark for photos. Other birds worth mentioning; a pair of Egyptian Geese flew over me at one point, and I had a pair of Great Spotted Cuckoos knocking around. Another distant Black-winged Kite was always nice, but a fairly slow afternoon overall.
-Zitting Cisticola
-Thekla Lark

Species List:
Campo Maior: Chaffinch, Bonelli’s Eagle, Booted Eagle, Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Black-winged Kite, Common Kestrel, Little Bustards, Nightingale, Sardinian Warbler, Sedge Warbler, European Bee-eater, Common Magpie, Great-spotted Cuckoo, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Crested Lark, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Common Whitethroat, Zitting Cisticola, Goldfinch, Linnet, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Feral Pigeon, Blue Tit, Iberian Marbled White, Green-striped White, Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Painted Lady,
Vila Fernando: Chaffinch, Black-winged Kite, European Bee-eater, Common Magpie, Great-spotted Cuckoo, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Goldfinch, Short-toed Lark, Thekla Lark, Gadwall, Mallard, Egyptian Goose, Black-winged Stilt, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Blue Tit, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, Spoonbill, Hoopoe, Black Kite, Green-striped White, Small Copper,


Day 16 25.04.2017
Today we finished off our transects in the pastures around Vila Fernando. Early morning was a challenge due to the onset of thick fog, but it cleared up fairly quickly and the birding was really good. Besides the regular species I had my first Calandra Lark for some time, as well as good numbers of Sardinian Warblers, some of which actually showed quite well. I found a fledged family of Iberian Grey Shrikes which were really nice. The undoubted highlight of the morning was a rather surprising lifer which I found sat right out in the open and singing away; Spectacled Warbler. I was able to watch it for about 5 minutes before it dropped into the crop and I failed to refind it. A cracking little bird and really nice to connect with! I was then moved to another transect where I had 5 Great Bustards and really good views of Griffon Vultures as they soared overhead.
-Sardinian Warbler
-Spectacled Warbler
-Griffon Vulture

Species List:

Vila Fernando: Calandra Lark, Sardinian Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Collard Dove, Woodpigeon, Thekla Lark, Crested Lark, Iberian Grey Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Griffon Vulture, Chaffinch, European Bee-eater, Common Magpie, Great-spotted Cuckoo, White Stork, Common Buzzard, House Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Goldfinch, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue Tit, Grey Heron, Hoopoe, Black Kite, Booted Eagle, Jackdaw, Quail, Red-legged Partridge, Griffon Vulture, Green-striped White, Iberian Marbled White, Small Copper,

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Iberia: Castro Verde 16-20 April

Day 7 16.04.2017
Having had an insanely busy day yesterday, on our day off, it was nice to get back into the routine here. The area we went to was possibly the best area of Steppe in Castro Verde and it showed. At one point I had a field with over 50 Great Bustards and 50 Black-bellied Sandgrouse in. An incredible sight! A pair of Iberian Grey Shrike near the reserve entrance was a highlight, as the birds were more approachable than I’m used to with Grey Shrikes. I also had a Spanish Terrapin, which was unexpected for the size of the pool I found it in. After the morning we took the rest of the day off, as a result of the backlog of work as well as an extended morning in the field.
-Iberian Grey Shrike
-Great Bustards
-Iberian Marbled White

Species List:
Castro Verde: Woodpigeon, Iberian Grey Shrike, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Corn Bunting, Zitting Cisticola, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Red-rumped Swallow, Marsh Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Red Kite, Black Kite, Lesser Kestrel, White Stork, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Jackdaw, Feral Pigeon, Collard Dove, Common Buzzard, Common Swift, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Red-legged Partridge, Stonechat, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Spanish Terrapin, Small Copper, Small Heath, Clouded Yellow, Green-striped White, Common Blue, Meadow Brown,

Day 8 17.04.2017
A much quieter morning than yesterday to be sure! Far less bustards but still quite a few Black-bellied Sandgrouse and more Montagu’s Harriers made up for it. There were also plenty of Bee-eaters in the few bushes in my transect. I did get a butterfly lifer and a dragonfly trip tick to make up for it. The butterfly I identified in the field as a grizzled skipper but after looking in the book is in fact a Red Underwing Skipper, based on the line of small white spots along the outer edge of the wing. The dragonfly was Red-veined Darter, with two females found in the grass. In the evening we went back out to this area, but my transect included some more scrubby vegetation. In hindsight I life-ticked Thekla Lark at this point, but it wasn’t until I saw more the next day that I was confident of my identification. I also had a few Woodchat Shrikes and more Montagu’s Harriers. After the transect we went with Bruno, our Portuguese birder, to look for Scops Owl. We had some success with the owl, as two or three could be heard calling and we got brief views of at least one individual. The wooded valley where they were was a fantastic location, with Nightingales and Cettis Warbler both in full song from the bushes, as well as our first trip Crag Martins flying over and under us at the road bridge. A great way to spend an evening!
-Red-underwing Skipper
-Black-eared Wheatear
-Montagu's Harrier
-Large Psammodromus

Species List:
Castro Verde: Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, White Stork, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Mallard Gadwall, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Magpie, House Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Collard Dove, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Thekla Lark, Woodchat Shrike, Red-legged Partridge, Cettis Warbler, Nightingale, European Scops Owl, Crag Martin, Iberian Hare, European Rabbit, Red-veined Darter, Iberian Blue-tailed Damselfly, Painted Lady, Common Blue, Red Underwing Skipper, Green-striped White, Iberian Marbled White, Small Copper,


Day 9 18.04.2017
Today we travelled further south to an area of habitat that was far more scrubby. Here I continued to cock up my Crested/Thekla Larks, but by the end of the morning I had seen a number of larks that were obviously Thekla. Short-toed Larks also put on a good show here. I heard two Golden Oriole but sadly could not see them, and on the subject of Portugal ticks I also had my first Dartford Warbler and Common Cuckoo of the trip. On the drive back we also added Black Stork and had more encounters with Azure-winged Magpie. On our now daily trip to the Intermarche got us a few Pallid Swift flying over. In the evening we went out to try and photograph Dartford Warbler. We saw the birds but an increase in wind meant they were not sitting up and as a result views were quite restricted.
-Thekla Lark 
-Short-toed Lark
-Black Stork

Species List:
Castro Verde: Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, White Stork, Cattle Egret, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Mallard, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Magpie, House Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Collard Dove, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Thekla Lark, Woodchat Shrike, Red-legged Partridge, Pallid Swift, Dartford Warbler, Blue Tit, Common Cuckoo, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Azure-winged Magpie, Black Stork, Iberian Hare, European Rabbit, Red-veined Darter, Iberian Blue-tailed Damselfly, Painted Lady, Common Blue, Red Underwing Skipper, Green-striped White, Iberian Marbled White, Small Copper,


Day 10 19.04.2017
As we continued our surveys we found ourselves working further and further away from Castro Verde itself. Today we worked in a private reserve half an hour’s drive north. The change in scenery provided a few new birds, including BLACK WINGED KITE!!! What a bird, seriously! So exciting to have to birds hunting over us whilst we did our survey! In addition to the Kites there was not much, another Golden Oriole singing, plus our first Woodlark of the trip singing. I had an exciting encounter with a Western Montpellier Snake. I almost trod on a rather large individual, which responded with a naturally aggressive hissing tone. It then proceeded to rear up and slither in my general direction. Appreciating the snake’s discomfort I backed off, upon which it turned around and slithered under a rock. A pretty mental experience to say the least! We also got to look in the nest of a Lesser Kestrel thanks to the park ranger, and had plenty of Iberian Grey Shrikes. Due to strong wind we did not go out in the afternoon. I had a look at the pond near the centre but the best I managed was a Greenshank. We heard reports of a possible aquatic warbler just up the road so went to have a look. No joy but did get a cracking Great Reed Warbler which was more than enough compensation. There were a few Odonata species here, including our first Southern Damselfly of the trip.
-Black-winged Kite
-Western Montpelier Snake
-Red-veined Darter

Species List:
Castro Verde: Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, White Stork, Cattle Egret, Little Bustard, Mallard, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Magpie, House Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Collard Dove, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Red-legged Partridge, Black-winged Kite, Quail, Stonechat, Iberian Grey Shrike, Greenfinch, Great Reed Warbler, Spoonbill, Little Egret, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Gadwall, Iberian Hare, European Rabbit, Red-veined Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer, Iberian Blue-tailed Damselfly, Southern Damselfly, Painted Lady, Green-striped White, Iberian Marbled White, Small Copper, Western Montpellier Snake, 



Day 11 20.04.2017
For our last day in Castro Verde we headed north again, but to an area with much poorer habitat than any we had experienced so far. It was also extremely windy. As a result I only saw 1 Great Bustard and 1 Little Bustard, although more of the latter were heard. I actually saw my first Woodlark of the trip, as well as getting more views of Azure-winged Magpie and another Black-winged Kite, as well as a Black Kite showing well. Overall though the birding was much poorer. After lunch we wrapped up our time in Castro Verde and headed north. 
-Azure-winged Magpie
-Red-rumped Swallow

Species List:
Castro Verde: Montagu’s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, White Stork, Cattle Egret, Little Bustard, Mallard, Calandra Lark, Crested Lark, Short-toed Lark, Corn Bunting, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, House Sparrow, Spotless Starling, Collard Dove, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Zitting Cisticola, Red-legged Partridge, Black-winged Kite, Iberian Grey Shrike, European Roller, Stonechat, Azure-winged Magpie, Small Copper