A month ago, we told you the interesting life history of 4 spoonbills that were born in France and that visited the salt flats of San Pedro del Pinatar (you can check the news here).
Today we bring you the story of a slender-billed gull (Larus genei) that was born in the Regional Park of the Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar.
Still rounded like a chick in 2011 with PVC rings for remote reading, we know that since then it has visited different places in the Iberian Peninsula:
- in September 2014 it was seen for the first time since its ringing in the Salinas de Bonanza (Cádiz)
- in April 2017 it was seen again in El Pinet (Santa Pola, Alicante)
- and in August of last year she was last seen in Isla Cristina (Huelva)
In our peninsula, this species is rare and its colonies are very localized, since it is a very sensitive species to habitat fragmentation, predators and the alteration of the wetlands on which they usually settle.