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The Canary Islands 2012, Fuerteventura & Tenerife. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jos   

Blue Chaffinch 


The Canary Islands, home to package tour holidays, all-inclusive hotels and budget airlines, a realm of the sun-seeker. Thanks to their geographical isolation however, and due to a number of recent taxonomic splits, the islands also boost a whole raft of endemic and near-endemic birds, including such notables as Fuerteventura Chat, Houbara Bustard, Blue Chaffinch and both Bolle's and Laurel Pigeons

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 March 2013 )
The Canary Islands 2012, Systematic List of Birds. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jos   

Fuerteventura Chat


The below notes detail all the sightings of birds seen on both Fuerteventura and Tenerife between 20th and 27th December 2012. In total, 78 species were seen, including all the endemics and semi-endemics, a fairly reasonable total for a mid-winter trip.

Of these, 56 species were seen on Fuerteventura and 46  on Tenerife. Two species (Lesser Black-backed Gull and Black-headed Gull) were not actually seen on either island, but at the ferry port on Gran Canaria.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 January 2013 )