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Number of species: 326    100% Images
Number of endemics: 1
Number of globally threatened species: 5
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2004-01-20
 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Rare/Accidental
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae
Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Levantine Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis Rare/Accidental
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Rare/Accidental
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Rare/Accidental
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Rare/Accidental
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Rare/Accidental
Bean Goose Anser fabalis Rare/Accidental
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Rare/Accidental
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Extirpated Vulnerable
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Rare/Accidental
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Rare/Accidental
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra Rare/Accidental
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca Rare/Accidental
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Rare/Accidental
Smew Mergellus albellus Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Rare/Accidental
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Introduced species
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Extirpated Endangered
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Red Kite Milvus milvus Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus Rare/Accidental
Short-toed Snake-Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina Rare/Accidental
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Rare/Accidental
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Near-threatened
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae
California Quail Callipepla californica Introduced species
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Introduced species
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Common Crane Grus grus
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Corn Crake Crex crex Near-threatened
Little Crake Porzana parva
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Rare/Accidental
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Great Snipe Gallinago media Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus Rare/Accidental
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Near-threatened
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Western Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Little Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini Rare/Accidental
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Great Skua Stercorarius skua Rare/Accidental
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae
Dovekie Alle alle Rare/Accidental
Razorbill Alca torda
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Rare/Accidental
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Rare/Accidental
Little Owl Athene noctua
Northern Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius Rare/Accidental
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra Rare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Crested Lark Galerida cristata Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
Wood Lark Lullula arborea
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag-Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Rare/Accidental
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
 
Passeriformes.: Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Dunnock Prunella modularis
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides Rare/Accidental
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Vulnerable
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian River Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Rare/Accidental
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Meldious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Rare/Accidental
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata
Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata Near-threatened
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva Rare/Accidental
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia Rare/Accidental
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Western Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Paradoxornithidae
Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Aegithalidae
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Coal Tit Periparus ater
Great Tit Parus major
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
 
Passeriformes.: Sittidae
Corsican Nuthatch Sitta whiteheadi Endemic
 
Passeriformes.: Tichodromidae
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Eurasian Tree-Creeper Certhia familiaris
Short-toed Tree-Creeper Certhia brachydactyla
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit Remiz pendulinus
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus Rare/Accidental
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes Rare/Accidental
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Rare/Accidental
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula Rare/Accidental
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Rock Petronia Petronia petronia
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina
European Serin Serinus serinus
Citril Finch Serinus citrinella
Corsican Finch Serinus corsicanus
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Rare/Accidental
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Rare/Accidental
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Rare/Accidental
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Rare/Accidental
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Rare/Accidental
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

 

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01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300

 


 

Maps from Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

 

01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000

 

Credits Some of the maps, data, are from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page               Data from Avibase