Saturday, 15 May 2010
BREEDING SPOONBILLS IN EXTREMADURA
The Spoonbill Monitoring Group (Grupo de seguimiento de espátula común: GRUSEC) has published an article on breeding Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia) in Spain on their blog. We invite you to drop in and read it here. The map below shows the breeding sites in Extremadura up to 2010, with 14 known sites, some very close to each other so the total number is probably nearer 10.
The graph, taken from GRUSEC, shows the regional trend, with an all-time high in 2009 and a dip in 2010 (provisional figures), partly because of high rainfall flooding out nest sites.