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Green Hooktail Paragomphus genei, Zeller's Skipper Borbo borbonica & Rüppell's Vultures Gyps ruepellii in Cádiz

Green Hooktail [i]Paragomphus genei[/i], Zeller's Skipper [i]Borbo borbonica[/i] & Rüppell's Vultures [i]Gyps ruepellii[/i] in Cádiz John Muddeman
23/09/2013
A few notes regarding two rare insects seen on my September tour to the Strait of Gibraltar, plus the overall results including a few Rüppell's Vultures, at last!

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Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Andalusia | Mainland Spain, Southern Spain

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

Last-minute places on Western Canaries tour!

Last-minute places on Western Canaries tour! Teresa Farino
12/02/2013
Following a cancellation due to ill health, we have two 'eleventh-hour' places available for our wildlife holiday in Tenerife and La Gomera, from 5 - 12 March 2013.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Other Invertebrates, Reptiles, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Canary Islands | Spanish Islands

In Search of the Littlest Grizzly - Cantabrican Brown Bears in Somiedo

In Search of the Littlest Grizzly - Cantabrican Brown Bears in Somiedo Teresa Farino
31/01/2013
A week spent observing these endangered mammals amid the superb mountain scenery of western Asturias, plus an abundance of other late-summer wildlife

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Asturias | Mainland Spain, Northern 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

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

Lanzarote, Canary Islands - pelagic and island birding at the beginning of summer

Lanzarote, Canary Islands - pelagic and island birding at the beginning of summer John Muddeman
10/07/2012
A photo-blog plus a few notes from a recent long weekend excursion to Lanzarote, where a 2-day pelagic trip was planned to take us out to the Banco de la Concepción to look for seabirds and cetaceans at possibly one of the most accessible marine hot-spots in European waters.

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Flora, Butterflies and Moths, Reptiles, Birds, Endangered Wildlife and Habitats | Canary Islands | Spanish Islands

 
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