Birds of Extramadura by Paul Hadland

October 30, 2019
Date February 4, 2020
Time 8:00 pm
Location SMA Hall, Wilton, Cork

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Join our Cork branch for an evening with Paul Hadland discussing the area known as “Extramadura”

Not surprisingly, Extremadura is one of the Spanish strongholds for diurnal raptors, including breeding Honey Buzzard, Black-winged, Black and Red Kites, Egyptian and Griffon Vultures, Marsh, Hen and , Goshawk, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Short-toed, Golden and Booted Eagles, Lesser and Common Kestrels, Eurasian Hobby and Peregrinea. Winter visitors include a few Osprey and Merlin as well as boosting the number of Red Kite, Marsh and Hen Harriers, Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrels and Peregrines, while a recent news has been the exciting discovery of a small regular wintering population of Egyptian Vultures. Nocturnal raptors are well represented too: Barn, Scops and Little Owl are all relatively common and widespread, with scarcer Eagle and Long-eared Owls also found widely. Tawny Owl is widespread in more humid habitats with very small numbers of Short-eared Owls on passage and winter.