Birding at Manna House

If you want to see large numbers of birds easily, the Ebro Delta is the place to go.

 

Manna House is the perfect mid-point for birding north and south sides of the Delta and  makes a manageable trip up into the mountains.

Visitors during the last week in October managed to see 102 species which included some very nice birds. This included some wonderful views of 150 Glossy Ibis going to roost and a Griffon Vulture sitting close to the road.

 

These species were spotted during the last week of October on or about the Delta:

 

Mallard, Gadwall, Little Grebe, Teal, Great Crested Grebe, Black -necked Grebe, Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Coot, Moorhen, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Turnstone, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew, Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Whiskered Tern, Collared Dove, Crested Lark, White Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Black Redstart, Savi’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Reed Warbler, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Linnet, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Robin, Blue Tit, Common Crow, Chaffinch, Wigeon, Red-crested Pochard, Red-breasted Merganser, Bonelli’s Eagle, Ruff, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Green Woodpecker,  Calandra Lark, Sedge Warbler, Stonechat, Chiffchaff, Spotless Starling, Spanish Sparrow,  Cirl Bunting, Woodpigeon, Moustached Warbler, Greenfinch, Bar-tailed Godwit, Pochard, Purple Gallinule, Avocet, Black Kite, Sanderling, Lesser short-toed Lark, Mistle Thrush, Wren and Buzzard.

 

 

Black kite as seen on the Delta

Black kite as seen on the Delta

 

In the mountains towards Morella and Alcaniz.

 

Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Song Thrush, Black Wheatear, Blackbird, Sardinian Warbler, Jay, Chough, Raven, Crossbill, Red-legged Partridge, Thekla Lark, Corn Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush and best of all a male Pallid Harrier.

pale harrier

Male Pallid Harrier

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