Fauna

Audouin gull

The Audouin gull is a rare species that has adopted Torrevieja. Largely confined to the region around the Mediterranean, Spain, was home to only a few hundred in the sixties. Since then number of breeding pairs has increased to 1900 in 2017, and the Spanish Audouin gull population is now the most important across the world.

The bird is particularly evident around the salt works where it currently has established a breeding colony of gulls. It’s a curious phenomenon that here, surrounded by the machinery of the salt business, glides the elegant seagull. The gull chicks are ringed to keep check of their whereabouts. This is a visitor to Torrevieja that we want to make sure continues to feel at home. (This is from Costa Blanca People 13-19th February 2018.)

The Audouin’s gull is a large gull restricted to the Mediterranean and the western coast of Saharan Africa and the Iberian peninsula. (From Wikipedia).

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Picture: Chris Gibbins, web page here.

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