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Strait of Gibraltar Bird Observatory is a branch of the Gibraltar
and Natural History Society (GONHS) which was founded in 1976.
Its aims are to foster the study and protection of wildlife and the natural
environment in the area of the Straits of Gibraltar. The Observatory monitors
migration of seabirds, raptors,storks, and passerines and holds a database
of records since 1964. Activities also include an intense passerine ringing
programme, and accomodation for visiting ringers or observers are located
within the Upper Rock Nature Reserve from where spectacular views of migrating
soaring birds can be seen. See also the GONHS
Programme of Events.
migration in Gibraltar - by Richard Banham. The Strait of
in Spring and Autumn is the scene of significant migration of Storks and
Raptors (birds of prey), only seriously rivalled by the Straits of the
Bosphorus and the Middle East. Without doubt the magnificent spectacle
which this affords for several months of the year is the area's biggest
attraction for the keen 'twitcher' or even the more casual birdwatcher.
and Stork migration across the Strait of Gibraltar - The
of bird migration is a subject that has aroused human interest for hundreds
of years and it is here, along the Strait of Gibraltar, where the African
and European continents almost meet and where two seas, the Mediterranean
and the Atlantic Ocean, merge together, that this bi-annual spectacle of
bird activity can best be observed.
Report: Strait of Gibraltar (Spain), August 28 - September 13, 1998
Ken Tucker. I have recently returned from a two week spell of voluntary
work with Programa Migres counting migrant storks and raptors over the
Strait of Gibraltar. The work was concentrated along the Spanish coast
between Algeciras and Bolonia. On my return I provided a trip report to
E.J. Garcia and he has encouraged me to forward the trip report to EBN...