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Canaries_Barranco

Barranco (gorge) de Tajo and surrounding area, South East Tenerife

Image Credit: 
Rubén Barone Tosco
Saltpans_of_Los_Agujeros

The saltpans of Los Agujeros, Lanzarote for waders, including a local breeding population of Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus.

Image Credit: 
Rubén Barone Tosco
Majanicho_sand_plain_Fuerteventura

The Majanicho Plains in Fuerteventura are frequented by some steppe birds like Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus, Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor and Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus. They are also used by some wintering waders, while the nearby coast is very good for many aquatic birds, including herons, spoonbills, shorebirds, gulls and terns.

Image Credit: 
Rubén Barone Tosco

Birding tours

Birdfinders, BirdquestRockjumper and Sunbird organise tours to the Canary Islands.

Guides

Sociedad Ornitologica Canaria (SOC) run birding tours and pelagics, field trips and ringing holidays around the Canary Islands for its members and friends.

Logistics

There are flights from many European cities and from mainland Spain to Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote. Flying between the islands is possible and although quicker than ferry, may not meet the needs of the birdwatcher. Each sland has its own bus services which go to the main destinations. There are a number of car rental companies. The roads are good and driving oneself is certainly an option.

Safety

See the following websites for the latest safety information:  US Travel and UK FCO.

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