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John's C Spain news

John's C Spain news John Muddeman
09/03/2017
A heatwave is currently trying to fool wildlife that winter is over. Near record temperatures in C and N Spain have brought the biological spring suddenly to life, with numerous butterflies on the wing and early-returning migrant birds.

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

Giving something back... Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2015

Giving something back... Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2015 Teresa Farino
26/11/2015
Eleven tours in 2015 saw Teresa and her clients recording an incredible 165 species of butterflies, resulting in a substantial donation to Butterfly Conservation earlier this month

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Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Aragon, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Eastern Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain, Spanish Islands

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 1

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 1 John Muddeman
16/09/2015
A photographic summary of a private 7-day tour to Extremadura during the peak spring period for just about all the wildlife there! This part covers a few of the notable birds and butterflies seen, such as Spanish Imperial Eagle, Great Bustard, Eagle-owl, Provence Hairstreak & Spanish Marbled White.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Doñana + Extremadura 05 - 11 April 2015 : private tour highlights

Doñana + Extremadura 05 - 11 April 2015 : private tour highlights John Muddeman
11/09/2015
Summary report of a 7-day excursion focussing on the birds of these two fabulous birdwatching areas. Nearly 200 birds species were recorded, including many returning migrants, 20 species of diurnal raptors and a remarkable range of the scarcer and more sought-after species of S and W Spain.

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Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Southern Spain, Western Spain

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Picos de Europa & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2015

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Picos de Europa & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2015 John Muddeman
03/09/2015
A new less intensive and still highly successful version of the previous tour. An average of just one bear watch a day, mostly at dawn, resulted in a fine observation of a big black male on our very first attempt during a very difficult year! A wealth of other sightings included Southern Chamois, 3 Wallcreepers, Western Spectre and 61 species of butterflies, such as the endemic Spanish Argus and Chapman's Ringlet.

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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias, Cantabria, Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain

Madrid, La Mancha, Extremadura & Canary Islands private birdwatching tour report

Madrid, La Mancha, Extremadura & Canary Islands private birdwatching tour report John Muddeman
29/03/2015
Trip report covering the highlights from a private birdwatching trip to Madrid, La Mancha, Extremadura and the Canary Islands in mid-March 2015

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Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Canary Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain, Spanish Islands

'Spring in the Western Canaries' tour turns up 18 species of butterflies...

'Spring in the Western Canaries' tour turns up 18 species of butterflies... Teresa Farino
20/03/2015
...including the first ever American Painted Lady to be recorded on one of Teresa's wildlife trips.

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Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Canary Islands | Spanish Islands

Iberian Lynx tour - Andújar & La Mancha trip report

Iberian Lynx tour - Andújar & La Mancha trip report John Muddeman
09/02/2015
A short report on a recent 5-day tour to Andújar to search for the critically endangered Iberian Lynx and also some impressive birdwatching both there and en route.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Amphibians, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia, Castile-La Mancha | Mainland Spain, Southern Spain, Central Spain

Extremadura + Madrid : Trip report September 2014

Extremadura + Madrid : Trip report September 2014 John Muddeman
30/09/2014
A quick report on the observations during a 3-day tour from Madrid to Extremadura and back to look for some of the more iconic birds of Spain

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

Canary Islands: Trip Report September 2014

Canary Islands: Trip Report September 2014 John Muddeman
30/09/2014
Another superb, albeit very intensive trip in search of the endemic and iconic birds of the 'Fortunate Islands', including the two most wanted seabirds after I'd departed!

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Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Canary Islands | Spanish Islands

 
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