Bird List, Orgiva, Spain, 4 June 2010
From the tourist information office on the west side of town near the Hotel Mirador we hiked
up a road, then a trail along the east side of the river to a road which led up the hill to
Carataunas. There we followed an irrigation ditch down to a trail which followed the crest of
the ridge above the river back into town.
Counted 19 species in 90 minutes beginning at 0730.
Booted Eagle 2 Canyon cliffs NE of town. Pale brown mantle, darker remiges from above.
Collared Dove 2
Stock Dove 2 Pair in orchard at edge of maquis. Broken dark wing bands, darker purplish-blue than rock dove, uniform color above, no white rump. Id not 100% certain.
Rock Dove 10 Town
Thekla Lark 2 Scruffy-looking crested lark in dry hill-country maquis
Common Swift 15 Over town
Crag Martin 1 Cliff area in town
Red-rumped Swallow 2 Open country
Barn Swallow 5 Town and river valley
House Martin 5 Town and river valley
Blackbird 5 Town, orchards, edges
Sardinian Warbler 2 Dry scrub
Blackcap 1 Trees near river and houses
Golden Oriole 1 Heard, like meadowlark.
Spotless Starling 15
House Sparrow 25 town and gardens
Chaffinch 8 Singing in trees and bushes
Serin 10 singing in trees