Spain 2012


In 2010 one of our radiotagged Nightjars was seen and heard in southern Spain. Thanks to this observation Tracing Nature travels to Facinas every year to close their research-season and intercept their radiotagged Nightjars. You can find Facinas 18km north of Tarifa. This region is of great importance for migratory birds as this is the last strip of land before they cross the sea and continue their journey into Africa. 

During daytime we explore the region of Southern Spain in order to enjoy its nature. This year we found some special birds as Subalpine Warbler, Lesser Crested Tern, Bonelli's Eagle, Black Winged Kite, Purple Coot, Caspian Tern, etc. We also found other animals like Otter, Red Dear and a Swampturtle. At night local researcher joined us during the search of European- (Caprimulgus europaeus) and Rednecked Nightjars (Caprimulgus ruficollis). This way we catched several Rednecked Nightjars and saw even some European Nightjars. Afterwards there was plenty of time to exchange information about both the Spanish and Belgian research.

 You can find more information about our Spanish adventures by clicking here.