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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

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 2

Extremadura 14-20 April 2015 : Photo-blog part 2 John Muddeman
22/09/2015
Part 2 of a photographic summary of a private 7-day tour to Extremadura during the peak spring period for just about all the wildlife there! This includes a few of the notable flowers, habitats and invertebrates seen, such as Yellow & Mirror Ophrys, Pink Butterfly and Tongue Orchids, Rhinoceros and Scarab Beetles and a 'mixed bag' of other fantastic wildlife.

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Flora, Other Invertebrates | Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

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

Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 2)

Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 2) John Muddeman
06/07/2014
The second half of a 4-day tour to maximise the chances of seeing some of Spain's most significant dragonflies and damselflies, as well as a wide variety of other wildlife in the western Sierras of Madrid and in Extremadura

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

John's 2014 tour dates

John's 2014 tour dates John Muddeman
17/12/2013
The IWT site is now updated with most of my 2014 tour dates and this is to provide a quick preview of what and where I'll be visiting next year. Please feel free to take a browse around!

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

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

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

Segovia, Madrid, Extremadura, the Strait & Doñana

Segovia, Madrid, Extremadura, the Strait & Doñana John Muddeman
01/04/2009
Comments and highlights from the second half of the tour

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Birds | Andalusia, Castile-Leon, Extremadura, Madrid | Spanish Mainland, Southern Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

 
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