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Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain: 3/16/2015 - 4/4/2015 (Center on Map)

Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)



Oslo Harbor Van Mijenfjorden Aurora Borealis Solar Eclipse, Svalbard, March 20, 2015 Glacier The Scream Eclipse
Ice Chunk The Eclipse Chasers Barentsburg Lenin Barentsburg Arctic Coast Arctic Sunset
El Cotillo Fingers of God Los Molinos Las Penitas La Laguna Valle Gran Rey Teide Rocks
Teide Forest Los Gigantes Villa Monroy Trujillo Square Trujillo Art
Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) European Serin (Serinus serinus) Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus) European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) Tenerife Lizard (Gallotia gallotia) Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Southern Gray Shrike (Lanius meridionalis) Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus) Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) African Blue Tit (Cyanistes teneriffae) - Fuerteventura
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica) Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) Calandra Lark (Melanocorypha calandra) Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

Three week early spring trip spanning Arctic to Subtropical Europe includes a solar eclipse in Svalbard, hiking in the Oslo suburbs, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, Tenerife, Extremadura, and Madrid.

Sites Visited - Click on a link to read the blog!

Gressholmen, Norway (3/17/2015)
Oslo, Norway (3/17/2015)
Ostensjovannet, Norway (3/17/2015)
Longyearbyen Airport, Svalbard (3/18/2015)
Van Mijenfjorden, Svalbard (3/20/2015)
Barentsburg, Svalbard (3/21/2015)
El Cotillo Plain, Spain (3/23/2015)
Las Penitas, Spain (3/24/2015)
Los Molinos, Spain (3/24/2015)
Pajara, Spain (3/24/2015)
Castilo Caleta de Fuste, Spain (3/25/2015)
Costa Calma, Spain (3/25/2015)
Parque National Garonjay, Spain (3/25/2015)
Juego de Bolas, Spain (3/26/2015)
La Laguna, Spain (3/26/2015)
Monte El Cedro, Spain (3/27/2015)
San Sebastian, Spain (3/27/2015)
Valle Gran Rey, Spain (3/27/2015)
Teide, Spain (3/28/2015)
Vilaflor, Spain (3/28/2015)
Vilaflor--Las Lajas, Spain (3/28/2015)
Pino Gordo, Spain (3/29/2015)
Teno, Spain (3/29/2015)
Vilaflor, Spain (3/29/2015)
Santa Marta Steppe, Spain (3/30/2015)
Casar de Caceres, Spain (3/31/2015)
Rio Almonte, Spain (3/31/2015)
Santa Marta Steppe - Yet Another Questionable Road, Spain (3/31/2015)
Trujillo, Spain (3/31/2015)
Villa Monroy, Spain (3/31/2015)
PN de Monfrague, Spain (4/1/2015)
Embalse de Arrocampo, Spain (4/2/2015)
Madrid, Spain (4/2/2015)
Santa Marta Steppe - Yet Another Dirt Road, Spain (4/2/2015)
Parque del Retiro, Spain (4/3/2015)
Real Jardin Botanico, Spain (4/3/2015)


Species Recorded (163)

Birds ( 150 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Cinereous Vulture - Aegypius monachus
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosus
Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus
Eurasian Griffon - Gyps fulvus
Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Canary Islands Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus canariensis
Common Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita
Iberian Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus ibericus
Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus

Albatrosses ( Diomedeidae )
Cory's Shearwater - Calonectris diomedea

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
White Stork - Ciconia ciconia
Black Stork - Ciconia nigra

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Graylag Goose - Anser anser
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Muscovy Duck - Cairina moschata
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
Common Eider - Somateria mollissima
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus
Spanish Imperial Eagle - Aquila adalberti
Bonelli's Eagle - Aquila fasciata
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Short-toed Eagle - Circaetus gallicus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Red Kite - Milvus milvus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Barbary Partridge - Alectoris barbara
Red-legged Partridge - Alectoris rufa
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus
Rock Ptarmigan - Lagopus muta

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Bustards ( Otididae )
Houbara Bustard - Chlamydotis undulata
Great Bustard - Otis tarda
Little Bustard - Tetrax tetrax

Thick-knees ( Burhinidae )
Eurasian Thick-knee - Burhinus oedicnemus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Northern Lapwing - Vanellus vanellus

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Cream-colored Courser - Cursorius cursor

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
Eurasian Oystercatcher - Haematopus ostralegus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Mew Gull - Larus canus
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis

Auks and Puffins ( Alcidae )
Black Guillemot - Cepphus grylle

Sandgrouse ( Pteroclidae )
Black-bellied Sandgrouse - Pterocles orientalis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Bolle's Pigeon - Columba bollii
Laurel Pigeon - Columba junoniae
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Stock Dove - Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon - Columba palumbus
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
European Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia turtur

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Monk Parakeet - Myiopsitta monachus
Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Great Spotted Cuckoo - Clamator glandarius
Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus
Little Owl - Athene noctua

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Common Swift - Apus apus
Alpine Swift - Apus melba
Pallid Swift - Apus pallidus
Plain Swift - Apus unicolor

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos minor
Eurasian Green Woodpecker - Picus viridis

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Lesser Short-toed Lark - Alaudala rufescens
Greater Short-toed Lark - Calandrella brachydactyla
Crested Lark - Galerida cristata
Thekla's Lark - Galerida theklae
Wood Lark - Lullula arborea
Calandra Lark - Melanocorypha calandra

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica
Common House-Martin - Delichon urbicum
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag-Martin - Ptyonoprogne rupestris

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Zitting Cisticola - Cisticola juncidis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix
Carrion Crow - Corvus corone
Eurasian Jackdaw - Corvus monedula
Iberian Magpie - Cyanopica cooki
Eurasian Magpie - Pica pica

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Eurasian Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus
African Blue Tit - Cyanistes teneriffae
Great Tit - Parus major
Coal Tit - Periparus ater
Marsh Tit - Poecile palustris

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Eurasian Nuthatch - Sitta europaea

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Short-toed Treecreeper - Certhia brachydactyla

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Cetti's Warbler - Cettia cetti
Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla
Spectacled Warbler - Sylvia conspicillata
Sardinian Warbler - Sylvia melanocephala

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Firecrest - Regulus ignicapilla
Canary Islands Kinglet - Regulus teneriffae

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Black-eared Wheatear - Oenanthe hispanica
Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe
Fuerteventura Stonechat - Saxicola dacotiae
European Stonechat - Saxicola rubicola

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
European Robin - Erithacus rubecula
Blue Rock-Thrush - Monticola solitarius
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
Fieldfare - Turdus pilaris
Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Berthelot's Pipit - Anthus berthelotii
Meadow Pipit - Anthus pratensis
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Gray Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Southern Gray Shrike - Lanius meridionalis
Woodchat Shrike - Lanius senator

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Spotless Starling - Sturnus unicolor
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Corn Bunting - Emberiza calandra
Rock Bunting - Emberiza cia

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Trumpeter Finch - Bucanetes githagineus
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
European Greenfinch - Chloris chloris
Hawfinch - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
Blue Chaffinch - Fringilla teydea
Island Canary - Serinus canaria
European Serin - Serinus serinus
Eurasian Siskin - Spinus spinus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow - Passer hispaniolensis

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