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Frequently, when it comes to deciding which natural areas get protection and which ones don’t, one sad reality surfaces: most of the lucky ones are the ones with no potential for urban, industrial or agricultural development. In other words, it is relatively easy to protect (at least on paper) a mountain range. Not so much a coastal area near a great city.
Frequently, when it comes to deciding which natural areas get protection and which ones don’t, one sad reality surfaces: most of the lucky ones are the ones with no potential for urban, industrial or agricultural development. In other words, it is relatively easy to protect (at least on paper) a mountain range. Not so much a coastal area near a great city.
28 Mar 2021

Tordera river mouth: lights and shadows

Frequently, when it comes to deciding which natural areas get protection and which ones don’t, one sad reality surfaces: most…

Having had the opportunity to (humbly) collaborate in the making of this extraordinary book, for what I am happy and grateful, I thought it would be nice to give it a quick review. Now, All the Birds of the World is already a commercial success (and will be for a long time, I’m sure), and thousands of people have it in their homes at this point...
Having had the opportunity to (humbly) collaborate in the making of this extraordinary book, for what I am happy and grateful, I thought it would be nice to give it a quick review. Now, All the Birds of the World is already a commercial success (and will be for a long time, I’m sure), and thousands of people have it in their homes at this point...
20 Mar 2021

All the Birds of the World: A quick review

Having had the opportunity to (humbly) collaborate in the making of this extraordinary book, for what I am happy and…

While collaborating with the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia Consortium, which studies and monitors endangered steppe-land birds and their habitat, I had the chance to film and edit this short video that explains how Pin-tailed Sandgrouse are captured, handled and GPS-tagged at night...
While collaborating with the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia Consortium, which studies and monitors endangered steppe-land birds and their habitat, I had the chance to film and edit this short video that explains how Pin-tailed Sandgrouse are captured, handled and GPS-tagged at night...
30 Sep 2019

Video: Pin-tailed Sandgrouse tagging with GPS transmitter

While collaborating with the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia Consortium, which studies and monitors endangered steppe-land birds and their habitat,…

Some friends went on a trip to the Canary Islands a few days ago. They are from Hong Kong and keen birders. On February 8th, during a short walk around “Parque de la Luz”, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, they were surprised by something unexpected: Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). Not one, but two and possibly three individuals.
Some friends went on a trip to the Canary Islands a few days ago. They are from Hong Kong and keen birders. On February 8th, during a short walk around “Parque de la Luz”, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, they were surprised by something unexpected: Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). Not one, but two and possibly three individuals.
19 Feb 2019

RW Blackbird in the Canary Islands

Some friends went on a trip to the Canary Islands a few days ago. They are from Hong Kong and…

Birds from the far North, the far East, the far South, the far West... The Mediterranean basin is a crossroads for migrants, and the Ebro Delta is one of its best birding sites. In a single winter day, like yesterday, it is possible to switch from a "Sibe vibe" to an African flavour in a matter of minutes. That's what we went for, an exceptionally diverse combination of winged creatures.
Birds from the far North, the far East, the far South, the far West... The Mediterranean basin is a crossroads for migrants, and the Ebro Delta is one of its best birding sites. In a single winter day, like yesterday, it is possible to switch from a "Sibe vibe" to an African flavour in a matter of minutes. That's what we went for, an exceptionally diverse combination of winged creatures.
16 Jan 2019

Crossroads

Birds from the far North, the far East, the far South, the far West… The Mediterranean basin is a crossroads…

Red-necked grebe is a rare bird in Catalonia, with very few records in the last years. Not the kind of bird that your expect to find on a quick visit to Arenys de Mar harbour, a small town near Barcelona. Instead, what I had in mind today was looking for some gulls and checking the eastern beach, which recently has benefited from a vegetation restoration in some areas.
Red-necked grebe is a rare bird in Catalonia, with very few records in the last years. Not the kind of bird that your expect to find on a quick visit to Arenys de Mar harbour, a small town near Barcelona. Instead, what I had in mind today was looking for some gulls and checking the eastern beach, which recently has benefited from a vegetation restoration in some areas.
17 Dec 2018

Now I’m here, now I’m there

Red-necked grebe is a rare bird in Catalonia, with very few records in the last years. Not the kind of…

When we visited the Ebro Delta last week, we had in mind looking for the long staying rarities that have been around for some time. A very creamy looking Steppe Grey Shrike was one of them. A smew was another. Or the always interesting White-headed duck. And of course, lots of other birds. Birding very pleasant. No wind, mild temperatures. In the afternoon, the northern bay was packed with birds...
When we visited the Ebro Delta last week, we had in mind looking for the long staying rarities that have been around for some time. A very creamy looking Steppe Grey Shrike was one of them. A smew was another. Or the always interesting White-headed duck. And of course, lots of other birds. Birding very pleasant. No wind, mild temperatures. In the afternoon, the northern bay was packed with birds...
14 Dec 2018

Little Bustard, first for the Ebro Delta

When we visited the Ebro Delta last week, we had in mind looking for the long staying rarities that have…