Wintering waterbirds also begin to settle in the inland wetlands
Over the course of a few days, the Lagoa de Cospeito and other A Terra Chá wetlands bear witness to how the numbers of ducks increase, especially eurasian teals. Other good viewing points not to be underestimated are the reservoirs of Abegondo-Cecebre, A Fervenza e Baíñas and Vilagudín and Vilasenín.
The passage of migrating seabirds off the capes is still substantial
Estaca de Bares, the Punta do Roncudo on the Costa da Morte and Cabo Silleiro provide excellent opportunities to watch hundreds of gannets, great shearwaters, great skuas, scoters, common terns and arctic terns, black-legged kittiwakes, razorbills and murres.
In addition, on the coast there is a chance to find less common land birds recently arriving to Galicia, such as the snow bunting and merlin, a tiny bird of prey with fondness for open spaces. Pay attention to the dunes, beaches and clear areas along the coast. There are stretches of the Costa da Morte, such as that between Cabo Vilán and Lagoa de Traba, which never disappoint.
Certain species, although less frequent, seem to be increasing their presence this month as compared to recent years
One example is the yellow-browed warbler. This bird can be found in a variety of places, although the surroundings of the beach at Mar de Fóra, in the vicinity of Fisterra, on the Costa da Morte, is the best.
Further inland, the preferred choice for this month is to visit countryside areas in search of fieldfare, redwing, song thrush and brambling. In the surroundings of the rivers and riparian forests the first groups of siskins can also be found.