Eleonora’s Falcon is one of the less known raptors in Europe. During breeding season they live in coastal cliffs in Mediterranean Sea and North Africa. In winter this slight falcon is moving to Madagascar in a long trip across Africa and not so much is known about the routes they use to move around this huge area.
This year have been many records of this falcon in Catalonia. But there is interest to say that 9 Eleolona’s Falcon have been recorded in a watch point of migratory birds just beside Barcelona. The first Eleonora’s Falcon was seen on August 19th and last record ocurred on October 2nd.
Have been recorded 2 dark phorm Eleonora’s Falcon and 7 light phorm.
This is the largest record in a year for this species since this small migratoring watch point started to counting autumn migratory birds in 1998.
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