Bird List, Salobreņa, Spain, 10 June 2010
Cliff and coastal plain
Farmhouse and Arab castle
Edge of farmland
From our apartment on Calle Nueva I hiked up through town to the rim of the cliff, then down to the
east to the base of the cliff at the edge of the coastal plain agricultural area. I followed the main
road west to Caleta La Guardia, walked partway back along the breakwater fronting the beach then cut
back to the road via a dirt track through the farm fields. Back at the base of the cliff, I followed
the trail up to the rim by the Arab castle, then made my way back to the apartment.
Though I carried my camera, I didn't have time to try to photograph birds.
Counted 18 species between 0730 and 0930. Weather sunny, 65-75F with a light breeze.
Common Kestrel 4 Two adults w/ fledged young
Yellow-legged Gull15 Individuals over the water
Collared Dove 5
Rock Dove 30
Turtle Dove 2
Common Swift 30
Crested Lark 1 Farmyard, weedy field. Rump same color as back.
Barn Swallow 20
House Martin 10
UI (Yellow?) Wagtail 1
Zitting Cisticola 10 Scratchy "jyit" call repeated in undulating flight
Sardinian Warbler 2 Song consists of short bursts of "ksh ksh ksh" notes interspersed with brief thin high notes, 3-10 sec long.
Orphean Warbler 3 Adult with young, gray above and pale below with white outer tail feathers and yellowish iris
Spotless Starling 5
House Sparrow 100