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A Birdwatching Guide to Extremadura 2nd Edition - December fieldwork

A Birdwatching Guide to Extremadura 2nd Edition - December fieldwork John Muddeman
23/01/2013
In order to provide some more up to date info as I go along, this is the first of a series of abbreviated trip reports covering most of the sites checked for possible inclusion in the final version of the guide. I sincerely hope it's of interest!

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Dragonflies and Damselflies, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

A Birdwatching Guide to Extremadura 2nd edition – I’m working on it!

John Muddeman
23/01/2013
This is a short note just to confirm that the second edition is under way and will be out as soon as possible (perhaps even towards the end of the spring?)

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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Western 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

Wind farm threatens Monfragüe National Park raptors and other threatened Extremaduran wildlife

Wind farm threatens Monfragüe National Park raptors and other threatened Extremaduran wildlife John Muddeman
22/08/2012
Extremadura's first wind farm has been given the go-ahead, despite being just a few miles from Monfragüe National Park and in a crucial area for threatened raptors.

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Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

In the wild west of Spain: Extremadura & Gredos in early May

In the wild west of Spain: Extremadura & Gredos in early May John Muddeman
10/07/2012
A photo-blog combining the observations of two trips to the area in the first half of May, with the wildlife at its peak, especially in the Gredos mountains.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon, Extremadura | Mainland 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

Observations of Little and Great Bustards, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Spanish Imperial Eagles and other wildlife in La Sagra (Toledo), February & March 2012

Observations of Little and Great Bustards, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Spanish Imperial Eagles and other wildlife in La Sagra (Toledo), February & March 2012 John Muddeman
15/05/2012
The exceptionally dry and generally warm winter conditions generally allowed better viewing conditions than normal given easy access onto the tracks in the arable land!

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Flora, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-La Mancha | 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

Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagles and other mammals and raptors in the Sierra de Andújar, December 2011

Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagles and other mammals and raptors in the Sierra de Andújar, December 2011 John Muddeman
16/12/2011
Sightings during a couple of recent trips to this remarkable mountain area of the eastern Sierra Morena, including the critically endangered Iberian Lynx, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Eurasian Black Vulture, Black-shouldered Kite and Black Wheatear amongst plenty of others. The La Mancha lakes en route were rich in birds too, including White-headed Duck and, surprisingly for December, Whiskered Terns!

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Butterflies and Moths, Amphibians, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

 
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