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Giving something back…

Giving something back… Teresa Farino
27/10/2014
Teresa's donation to Butterfly Conservation in 2014: the final score

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Butterflies and Moths | Andalusia, Asturias, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Castile-Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Northern Spain, Southern Spain, Eastern Spain, Western Spain, Spanish Islands

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

Birdwatching day trips in Madrid September 2014

Birdwatching day trips in Madrid September 2014 John Muddeman
21/09/2014
Abbreviated results for birdwatching day trips around Madrid on 4th and 20th September 2014, including an aberrant Pied Flycatcher

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Birds | Madrid | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Alto Sil & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2014

Brown Bears, birds & butterflies in the Alto Sil & Somiedo N.P. : Trip Report August 2014 John Muddeman
09/09/2014
A strongly reworked, much less intensive and highly successful version of the previous tour. At a gentler pace we made just one bear watch a day, all but one of these at dawn, resulting in a remarkable final tally of 11 different Brown Bears! A wealth of other sightings included Wild Cat, Southern Chamois, Alpine Accentor and 57 species of butterflies, such as the endemic Chapman's Ringlet.

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

Canary Islands: Trip Report July 2014

Canary Islands: Trip Report July 2014 John Muddeman
05/09/2014
On many a birder's wish list, the Canary Islands are a superb destination. Its combination of endemic bird and other species, plus excellent opportunities of seeing pelagic species from onboard large and stable vessels, this logistically complex trip combining visits to four islands ran even better than hoped!

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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Canary Islands | Spanish Islands

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

Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report (Part 1)

Dragonflies+ in Madrid & Extremadura: June 2014 Trip Report  (Part 1) John Muddeman
06/07/2014
Part 1 of a 4-day tour to maximise the chances of seeing some of Spain's most interesting 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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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Reptiles, Birds | Extremadura, Madrid | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Yellow-banded Skipper Pyrgus sidae in W Gredos: June 2014

Yellow-banded Skipper [i]Pyrgus sidae[/i] in W Gredos: June 2014 John Muddeman
06/07/2014
Nearly a year after visiting the area too late in mid-July, a brief stop in the W Gredos mountains en route to a weekend away looking for dragonflies in the Hurdes mountains came up trumps.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon, Extremadura | Mainland Spain, Western Spain, Central Spain

Iolas Blue Iolana iolas in the Province of Segovia : June 2014

Iolas Blue [i]Iolana iolas[/i] in the Province of Segovia : June 2014 John Muddeman
06/07/2014
A short walk at a new spot in a favourite area of mine, three years after finding Bladder Senna, the larval food plant, paid off with the discovery of a small colony of this very scarce and rather enigmatic species.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Castile-Leon | Mainland Spain, Central Spain

 
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