El Hondo is finally re-open to public visits just in time for spring, a bit of fantastic news for all local and visiting birders. Access remains restricted as it was before the closure and visiting hours will be between 08.15 - 11.15 on both Wednesday's and Saturday's. In order to visit during these times you should contact the visitor centre on - 966 678 515. Alternatively, I can speak to the visitor centre staff for you ensuring a booking is made for your visit; if you would prefer this option please do not hesitate to e-mail with the dates you require.
Other good news is that a team of local ringers trapped an Isabelline Shrike on the 16th of this month. Despite an extensive search the bird could not be re-located the following day.
Isabelline Shrike - El Hondo. E.D. Lope Zalontzo / Sociedad Illcltana de Ornitologia