Bird List

Within 5 minutes walk of the house it is easy to observe Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Azure-winged Magpie (nesting in the garden), Stone Curlew, Stonechat, Golden Oriole, Short-toed Eagle,  Red Kite, White Stork, Serin, Sardinian Warbler, Cirl and Corn Buntings, Woodchat and Southern Grey Shrikes, Blue Rock Thrush, Common Nightingale, and many more.

This is our bird list of up to 90 species that have been seen around the house (some of them occasionally).

  Scientific Name English Name
  Cyanopica cyana Azure-winged Magpie
  Tyto alba Barn Owl
  Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
  Milvus migrans Black Kite
  Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart
  Pica pica Black-billed Magpie
  Turdus merula Common Blackbird
  Sylvia atricapilla Blackcap
  Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
  Monticola solitarius Blue Rock Thrush
  Parus caeruleus Blue Tit
* Phylloscopus bonelli Bonelli’s Warbler
  Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle
* Corvus corone Carrion Crow
  Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
  Cettia cetti Cetti’s Warbler
  Fringilla coelebs Common Chaffinch
  Emberiza cirlus Cirl Bunting
  Buteo buteo Common Buzzard
  Cuculus canorus Common Cuckoo
  Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel
  Corvus corax Common Raven
  Saxicola torquata Common Stonechat
  Apus apus Common Swift
  Miliaria calandra Corn Bunting
  Ptyonoprogne rupestris Crag Martin
  Galerida cristata Crested Lark
* Sylvia undata Dartford Warbler
* Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture
  Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared Dove
  Gyps fulvus Eurasian Griffon Vulture
  Corvus monedula Eurasian Jackdaw
  Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay
  Otus scops Eurasian Scops Owl
  Merops apiaster European Bee-eater
  Erithacus rubecula European Robin
  Serinus serinus European Serin
  Oriolus oriolus Golden Oriole
  Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch
* Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe
* Acrocephalus arundinaceus Great Reed Warbler
  Clamator glandarius Great Spotted Cuckoo
  Parus major Great Tit
  Picus viridis Green Woodpecker
  Carduelis chloris Greenfinch
* Ardea cinerea Blauwe Grey Heron
  Lanius Southern Meridionalis Grey Shrike
  Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail
  Coccothraustes coccothraustes Hawfinch
  Upupa epops Hoopoe
  Delichon urbica House Martin
  Passer domesticus House Sparrow
  Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel
  Carduelis Cannabina Linnet
* Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard
* Egretta garzetta Little Egret
  Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebe
  Athene noctua Little Owl
 * Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover
  Aegithalos caudatus Long-Tailed Tit
  Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
  Anthus pratensis Meadow Pipit
  Hippolais polyglotta Melodious Warbler
  Turdus viscivorus Mistle Thrush
* Aegypius monachus Monk Vulture
  Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen
  Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear
  Milvus milvus Red Kite
  Alectoris rufa Rode Red-Legged Partridge
  Hirundo daurica Red-rumped Swallow
  Columba livia Rock Pigeon
  Luscinia megarhynchos Rufous Nightingale
  Sylvia melanocephala Sardinian Warbler
  Circaetus gallicus Short-toed Eagle
  Certhia brachydactyla Short-toed Treecreeper
  Alauda arvensis Sky Lark
  Passer hispaniolensis Spanish Sparrow
  Sturnus unicolor Spotless Starling
  Burhinus oedicnemus Stone Curlew
  Sylvia cantillans Subalpine Warbler
  Streptopelia turtur Turtle Dove
  Ciconia ciconia White Stork
  Motacilla alba White Wagtail
  Lullula arborea Wood Lark
  Sitta europaea Wood Nuthatch
  Columba palumus Wood Pigeon
  Lanius senator Woodchat Shrike
  Troglodytes troglodytes Wren
* Emberiza citrinella Yellowhammer
  Cisticola juncidis Zitting Cisticola
* Seen occasionally