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La Rochelle/Rochefort, France 12-15/9/2016

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Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) juvenile


SITES VISITED

Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Moëze-Oléron

Pôle Nature de la Cabane de Moins

See also websites below.


INFO

www.faune-charente-maritime.org

Nature Reserves


GALLERY

La Rochelle 9/2016


BIRDS - 93 species (23 wader species)


Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Great Egret Egretta alba

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

White Stork Ciconia ciconia – 3 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia – Small groups throughout

Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Greylag Goose Anser anser – 3+ Cabane de Moins 12/9

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna – 35 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Gadwall Anas strepera – 4 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Northern Pintail Anas acuta – 5 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata – c10 Cabane de Moins 12/9, 300+ Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca – Max. 100+ Cabane de Moins 12/9

Garganey Anas querquedula – 1 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus – 1 Rochefort lagunage 14/9

Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus axillaris – 1 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra


Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta – 3 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus – 1 male Cabane de Moins 12/9

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius – 1 Rochefort lagunage 13/9

Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Red Knot Calidris canutus

Sanderling Calidris alba

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Little Stint Calidris minuta – 3 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Common Redshank Tringa totanus

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa – 12 Rochefort lagunage 14/9

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Ruff Philomachus pugnax – 12 Rochefort lagunage 13/9


Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Common Gull Larus canus

Mediterranean Gull Larus melonocephalus

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Little Tern Sternula albifrons

Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Black Tern Chlidonias niger – 14 Rochefort lagunage 13/9


Feral Pigeon Columba (livia) sp.

Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Common House Martin Delichon urbicum

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava

Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus – 1 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

Whinchat Saxicola rubetra

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola

Common Blackbird Turdus merula

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca – 1 Cabane de Moins 12/9

Great Tit Parus major

Eurasian Blue Tit Parus caeruleus

European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus

Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla

Common Magpie Pica pica

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius

Carrion Crow Corvus corone

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

European Serin Serinus serinus

Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus


OTHER WILDLIFE


Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Small White (Pieris rapae)
Green-veined White (Pieris napi)
Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea)
Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
Southern White Admiral (Limenitis reducta)
Peacock (Inachis io)
Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera)
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans)
Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) – 1 male R N Marais de Moëze 14/9
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Southern Darter (Sympetrum meridionale)

Leek Grasshopper (Mecostethus parapleurus)
Phaneroptera sp. (Bush-cricket sp.)
Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa)
Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)
Hornet (Vespa crabro)
Asian Hornet (Vespa velutina)
Polistes sp. (Paper wasp sp.)
Violet Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa violacea)
Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus)
Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Weasel (Mustela nivalis)
Coypu (Myocastor coypus)
Common Tree Frog (Hyla arborea)
Edible Frog (Rana kl. Esculenta)
Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata)