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Faded Pincertail Onychogomphus costae in Madrid

Faded Pincertail [i]Onychogomphus costae[/i] in Madrid John Muddeman
23/09/2013
A few pictures of this remarkable species which was refound in Madrid last year, 105 years after the only specimen record was taken at an unknown site.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Madrid extended half-day birding tour, 19 Jan 2013

John Muddeman
23/01/2013
A summary of a 6h afternoon trip to look principally for raptors and steppic birds in Madrid.

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Birds, Mammals | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Dragonfly news: Orange-winged Dropwing spreads N and Faded Pincertail refound in Madrid!

Dragonfly news: Orange-winged Dropwing spreads N and Faded Pincertail refound in Madrid! John Muddeman
09/09/2012
Orange-winged Dropwing Trithemis kirbyi continues its northward spread and Faded Pincertail Onychogomphus costae is refound in Madrid over a century after it was first, and last, recorded there!

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Dragonflies and Damselflies | Andalusia, Catalonia, Extremadura, Madrid, Valencia | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Eastern Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Central Spain - wildlife pictures and notes from March

Central Spain - wildlife pictures and notes from March John Muddeman
15/05/2012
A few pictures and notes regarding bird, butterfly and other observations during a couple of brief outings in March in Madrid and Guadalajara

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Other Invertebrates, Birds, Mammals | Castile-La Mancha, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Festive greetings! & Christmas 2011 update on John's 2012 Iberian Wildlife Tours.

Festive greetings! & Christmas 2011 update on John's 2012 Iberian Wildlife Tours. John Muddeman
28/12/2011
A summary of availability on John's Spanish natural history holidays in the first half of 2012

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Canary Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Castile-Leon, Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain, Spanish Islands

Day trips in Madrid - winter 2011

Day trips in Madrid - winter 2011 John Muddeman
19/12/2011
Observations from a couple of tailor-made day trips to Madrid in December 2011, including Spanish Imperial Eagle, 10 other raptor species, Great and Little Bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Iberian Grey Shrike, Iberian (Azure-winged) Magpie, Roe Deer and plenty more!

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Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

March birding day trips in Madrid - observations

March birding day trips in Madrid - observations John Muddeman
10/03/2011
As well as the resident bird species, winter visitors and incoming migrants add to often surprisingly high diversity visible in Madrid, as shown during recent guided day tours.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Birds, Mammals | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Late winter and early spring in C Spain

Late winter and early spring in C Spain John Muddeman
24/02/2011
While winter has not finally gone, spring is edging in and when the weather's clear, the temperatures rise and wildlife takes advantage!

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Amphibians, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

More unusual Odonata in W Madrid

More unusual Odonata in W Madrid John Muddeman
24/08/2010
Recent records of Dainty and Mediterranean Bluets and Southern Darter confirm the high quality of the odonate fauna of the Western Sierras of Madrid

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Dragonflies and Damselflies | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Pronged Clubtail in western Madrid and Ávila!

Pronged Clubtail in western Madrid and Ávila! John Muddeman
24/08/2010
Fieldwork for a birdwatching tourism project leads to the pleasant discovery of this scarce species, simultaneously, in the provinces of Madrid and Ávila!

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Dragonflies and Damselflies, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

 
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