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Offline Ian and Sarah

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« on: July 23, 2009, 14:50 PM »
In conjunction with the SEO's national Dia de las Aves, the village of Casarabonela in the Malaga region will be holding a fair over the weekend of 3-4 October celebrating the wildlife of the area especially the birdlife.

A market in the main square will have numerous stalls selling local products as well as arts and crafts. There will be a photographic display along with scupltures by a local artisit.

At midday on Saturday the event will be ofiicially inaugurated by the mayor and the head of the medio ambiente with the release of 4 birds of prey from the rehabilitaion hospital in the Sierra de las Nieves. The event will be held in the town's swimming pool area.

A guided bird tour will take place at 3 pm on Saturday and again on Sunday at 10 & 11 am.
 
There will also be a lecture by author Aitor Oliver at 16.30 on Saturday. There are also guided tours around the village on both days and a route of the tapas on Saturday starting at 1pm.

If you have not visited the village before hopefully this weekend should be of interest to you.

For more information contact the Toursit office on 952 456 067 or website at www.casarabonela.es

« Last Edit: September 22, 2009, 14:07 PM by Clive »

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 16:35 PM »
Ian and Sara Shreeves  (I S Travel ) who orgaise birdwatching trips  have teamed up with the Town hall Casarabonela the village in which they live and the Sierra de las Nieves  to organise a birdwatching weekend during October  .Information can be obtained throught the Casarabonela tourist office ,details of which are below . If anyone is interested in having a craft stall at the weekend then again please contact the town hall tourist office for details.





Día de las Aves
Birdwatching days
Casarabonela
October 3 & 4 - 2009
Saturday & Sunday-   Organized visits to bird watching areas
                              Organized visits to monuments of the village.

                               Lectures. Saturday 12.00.  Aitor Oliver- Author & biologist.
                                             Sunday    16.00  Tomas Rueda - Director , Sierra de las Nieves.

                                              Various activities and photographic exhibition throughout the weekend.

                                            Saturday & Sunday – Market stalls selling local crafts and products


More information :  www.casarabonela.es           Tourist Oficce :  952 456 067


                             

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 16:48 PM »
Hope to get over to the bird weekend David... Look forward to meeting you and Ian... Not sure which day yet but am lookiing forward to seeing the photographic exhibition...
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 14:09 PM »
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Saturday 3rd October
Opening ceremony at Midday, release of wild birds of prey.
Location- Casarabonela swimming pool

CREA ( Centro de Recuperacion de Especies Amenazadas ) will be releasing 4 birds of prey back into the wild after rehabilitation. These include Eagle owl, Kestrel, Booted eagle and Black kite.


13.00  Tapas route – Information on the Town hall stand.

15.00  Visit to the Birdwatching area. Information at SEO stand

16.00  Lecture by Author & Biologist Aitor Oliver – Theme “ Swifts and Swallows  of Casarabonela”

17.00 Guided tour of the principle monuments of the village. Information at Town hall stand.

Sunday 4th October

10.00 & 11.00 Visit to Birdwatching area with local guide. Contact SEO stand for details.

13.00 Prize giving for children’s drawing competition.

15.00 Guided tour of the principle monuments of the village. Information at Town hall stand.

16.00 Lecture by Tomas Rueda, co-ordinator of the Sierra de las Nieves . Theme “Space for conservation and development of the Sierra de las Nieves”.

18.00 To close the birdwatching weekend a presentation of a new book by Juan Oñate y  Marta Oñate “ Paseo por las aves de la Serrania de Ronda”.

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Saturday & Sunday

As well as the above there will be on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm a market in the main plaza selling local products and arts and crafts.

In the library, Avda. Juan XXIII  a photographic exhibition of bird and wildlife by Afonama (Asociacion de fotografos de naturalez de Malaga ).
As well an Exhibition of the school children’s drawing competition  “Birds of Casarabonela”

SEO ( Sociedad Española de Ornitolgia ) will have a stand with bird life information.

Town Hall stand with information and various reference books and local products for sale.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 14:10 PM »
Any members from the forum going? Lets have a mini get together over tapas! :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 17:09 PM »
Hi,

All in all a pretty good day out.... There was a public release of 4 kestrels, a booted eagle, a black kite and the star of the show an eagle owl.... SEO had organised the releases to co-incide with the day and though a bit of a media scrum the birds were released to applause from everyone watching.... A very good turnout of people as well..

Well done Ian and sarah..... You guys looked a bit bedraggled towards the end of the day! :) hard work and excellent results....

Had a mini summit with David Birham and talked about the platform against the proposed quarry in Casarabonella... Hopefully the turn out for the bird day will be a positive note to the powers that be....

Mick from over at Loja turned up for the day as well and we had a good time eating the local food and talking about birds, photos, butterflies and babies.....

Sam enjoyed his day out too and got fussed lots by everyone..... :)

After we got home I had a mad idea to drive overnight to the Coto Doñana which we did... :)
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 23:27 PM »
Hi All.

As Clive has already said it was a pleasant day, the town of Casarabonella is very picturesque with many steep twisting roads and nice squares with pleasant bars. The bird releases went well with all the onlookers enjoying good views of the birds before there release.
We then had a good lunch in the bar by the pool at the top of the town (thanks Clive, Sue and Sam) and later made our way down to the stands in the main square.
A good day out.

Mick.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 19:43 PM »
A big thank you to all those peole that attended the Casarabonela Dia de las aves Birdfair over the weekend. We very much appreciated your support for our first official Birdfair. It was great to bring together, people from different parts of Andalucia for the event. Hopefully we have learnt from the weekend to ensure we can do it better next time.

The last event of the weekend was a book signing by a local author, Juan Onate Garcia, with his daughter who collaborated on the book.
He gave a short slide show about the book entitled " Paseos por las Aves de la Serrania de Ronda". Published by La Serrania.
It includes maps, descriptions and great photos of the birds and flora in the area. We thought that we would just mention this as most people had disappeared by this time. ( Maybe we could re-schedule the lectures next time so that they are better attended).

So once again we thank you for coming up to Casarabonela and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Ian & Sarah