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Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds: Pterodroma Petrels – Book review

by Dani Lopez-Velasco Pterodroma Petrels: Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds by Bob Flood & Ashley Fisher If I were asked to describe the new Pterodroma guide in just a few words, it would be simple: It´s an extraordinary piece … Continue reading

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Isabelline Wheatear

by Dani Lopez-Velasco. In mainland Spain we basically have 2 big problems for finding rare passerines. First is the very poor coverage of the best areas due to very few active birders, and second is the lack of suitable islands/islets, … Continue reading

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West Papua

 Birding’s Last Frontier  by Dani Lopez-Velasco Several birding locations around the world rank amongst the most difficult ones to bird, for various reasons. Places like the Philippines, the Solomons, areas of West Africa and South America, etc… can certainly be … Continue reading

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Atypical female Semicollared Flycatcher…

And other interesting stuff from Turkey Yesterday, 31st of June, while leading a birding tour in NE Turkey, I came across an interesting-looking female Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata). The bird was paired with a typical male Semicollared, and 2 other … Continue reading

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Sabine´s Galore !!

The waters off Galicia (NW Spain) are probably the best, and easiest, place for seeing good numbers of Sabine´s Gulls in the Western Palearctic. From mid-August to mid-October, very good views of this highly sought-after and beautiful gull are almost … Continue reading

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Juvenile Montagu´s Harrier

Following the interesting post on a summering Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) on the Netherlands by Nils, I thought sharing these photos of a quite Pallid-like juvenile Montagu´s Harrier (Circus pygargus) could be of interest. The bird was seen near Zaragoza, … Continue reading

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Spanish Imperial Eagle – Variation in juveniles and immatures

By Dani López-Velasco I was recently asked about an interesting looking immature (presumably a 4cy) Imperial Eagle sp. seen in Sweden, and I thought it was about time to share some photos, and comments, on variation within juvenile and immature Spanish … Continue reading

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