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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cancellation of the boat trip from Saturday 21th

Due to unfavorable weather forecasts and sea state  Seabirdsgalicia decided to suspend the boat trip scheduled for Saturday, as they are not ideal conditions for observation and photography of birds.
In February we return pelagic trips
who reported on the blog.
We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may have caused.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

First boat trip of wintering birds. On December 17th, 2011

Red breasted Menganser ( Mergus serrator) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)

 Last February 17th we did the first route to see wintering birds in the interior of the Ría de Arousa. Weather conditions sush as sea conditions were excellent for observing and photografing birds. From 8:30 until 16:00 we enjoy, not only with the sightings of seabirds, but also the beauty of the lanscapes of the Ría de Arousa.  

List of species observed.

Lesser Black backed Gull ( Larus fuscus)        157
Great Black backed Gull ( Larus marinus)        6
Black headed Gull (Larus melanocephalus)        20
Yellow legged Gull (Larus michahellis)        1360
Black headed Gull ( Larus ridibundus )        408
Common scoter ( Melanitta nigra)            5
Red breasted Menganser ( Mergus serrator)        33
Northern Gannet ( Morus bassanus)            8
Whimbrel ( Numenius phaeopus)            2
European Shag ( Phalacrocorax aristotelis)        104
Great cormorant ( Phalacrocorax carbo)        228
Grey plover ( Pluvialis squartarola)            350
Sandwich tern ( Sterna sandvicensis)        30
Common redshank (Tringa tonatus)            55
Common sandpiper ( Actitis hypoleucos)        5
Razorbill ( Alca torda)                11
Mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos)            118
Grey heron ( Ardea cinerea)                48
Rudy turnstone ( Arenaria interpres)            7
Dunlin ( Calidris alpina)                200
Little egret ( Egretta garzetta)            2
Common loon ( Gavia immer)            1
Eurasian oystercarcher ( Haematopus ostralegus)    357
Wood pigeon (Columba palumbus)            2
White Wagtail ( Motacilla alba)            1

European Shag ( Phalacrocorax aristotelis) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)

Common loon (Gavia immer) Xoán Diéguez (c)
Sandwich tern ( Sterna sandvicensis) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)
Razorbill ( Alca torda)  Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)
Little egret (Egretta garzetta) Xosé Luis Fernández Carnero (c)     

Monday, January 2, 2012

New winter routes and next boat trip on 17/12/2011

 Because of the heavy swell, and with the shortage of wintering migratory birds, the pattern of Chasula decided not to exit pelagic November 19, so that from the Chasula and collaborators of "Seabirds Galica" we apologize. 
For the December 17 will make a way out for wintering bird watching pelagic birds as the number does not increase until March. 
We have two possible routes to do during these winter months. We opted for one or the other depending on the weather and preferences of the participants. 
Routes and prices are detailed in the relevant sections of the blog.