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Scientific bird ringing in the Campo de Gibraltar

 

The ringing group GOES is working in a unique area of Western Europe to study migratory birds: in the Campo de Gibraltar, in the southern part of Cadiz province and Spain, next to the Strait of Gibraltar.

 

Ringing a Black bird

(Turdus merula)

 

This region,because of its proximity to Africa - only 14 km between the 2 continents and its characteristic geography, generates " a funnelling effect" on the migratory birds, using the many migratory routes converging here, that annually fly to Europe to reproduce and then back to their wintering sites in Africa.

 

The following figure illustrates the Campo de Gibraltar and the main ringing sites of GOES in this region.

 

1. - Los Lances beach


2. - Palmones estueary


3. - Guadiaro estuary


4. - La Janda


5. - Finca La Almoraima


6. - Arroyo Salado


7. - Finca Guadacorte


8. - Montenegral


9. - La Linea

 

This picture illustrates the limits of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, the limits of the Natural Park of the Strait and the location of the 3 nature areas

 


 

 

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