Several pairs of Black-winged Stilts nested, succesfully rearing many chicks like this one
The area was also rich in farmland birds. Crested Larks, Short-toed Larks and Black-headed Buntings were among the breeders.
Short-toed Larks are quite common in the fields near the airport
The surrounding olive groves and conifer tree stands support healthy populations of Turtle Doves, Hoopoes, Woodchat Shrikes and many other passerines.
It's already mid July and there's still enough freshwater in the area to support fall migrants. The first Wood Sandpipers and Green Sandpipers are already there, along with Little Egrets, so August is expected to be very fruitful there!