Fourth CREX rarities report 2020

This document is the third report from the Extremaduran Rarities Committee (CREX). The committee was created in 2016 and comprises seven members. 56 records have been assessed for the year 2020, apart from three records from 2019 and a single record from 2016. 96.4% of the records received were accepted. In 2020, just 52 records were received, 58.9% of the total received for 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic has had an important impact on records received, as the lockdown between the 14th of March and the 11th of May had a negative impact on international and national birding tourism as well as local birding in our region. However, lockdown did generate interest in audible nocturnal migration (NocMig), which resulted in two records of Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla, whose calls were recorded on new recording equipment. Other noteworthy records that appear in this report are of Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis, after a three-year absence of records in the region, the sixth record of Corn Crake Crex crex which unfortunately referred to another illegally shot individual, the fifth record of Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes and the fourth of Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus.

Fourth CREX rarities report 2020 English Version