Black-tailed Godwit / Aguja colinegra
Maximum size: 40 cm
They live in wetlands, marshes, farmlands with sandy, slimy soil, paddy-fields,
dams, lagoon edges, salt-water ponds, or anywhere by the sea-shore.
They nest sporadically in Spain. They are customary in the Delta del
Ebro, the marshes in Huelva and Cádiz, and the in
land lagoons in the centre of Andalusia, as well as the ones by the
sea. They winter in the Cantabrian Coast or they can be seen migrating.
In western Andalusia there have been reported flocks of some 20,000 birds.
They can be seen particularly in autumn and winter.
They are included in the National List of Endangered Species, and their
conservation status is ‘Special Interest’.