www.northwalesbirding.co.uk

North Wales Birding Forum
It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:01 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:14 pm
Posts: 130
I am hoping to take a weeks holiday on the Canary Islands next year possibly in April. I'd be interested to hear of anyone's experiences and recommendations for good bird sites and what I could expect to see and hopefully photograph Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:28 pm
Posts: 120
Location: Bryncroes
Paul,

Hard to go wrong! Passage will be well under way and the breeding
birds will all be back on territory. Depends which island(s), but look in
appropriate habitat for each island's endemic species. Generally, check
out the national parks and other protected sites, mountain areas including
laurel forests and old lava habitats with succulent vegetation, saltworks
and beaches. Hire a car. Once you get away from the tourist spots you
will have the wildlife to yourself!

Phil B
Bryncroes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:14 pm
Posts: 130
Hi Phil.
Thanks for the reply. Hiring a car on holiday isn't something I would normally do but in this situation is an excellent idea. Looking forward to posting my sightings and photos. Fuerteventura it seems may prove to be the most productive destination and only 60 miles approx. from the southern Morocco/Western Sahara coast.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 11:23 am
Posts: 317
Location: Mold
We did a special birding trip in 2010. See here:
https://wirralbirders.blogspot.co.uk/se ... ry+islands

_________________
www.wirralbirders.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:40 pm
Posts: 469
Location: Lleyn Peninsula
Hi Paul,

I was in Fuerteventura last year. Do you have a smartphone with Google Maps or a nav app which can locate references. If so, I could let you have my site references.

Also, did I meet you seawatching in Cricieth on Saturday? If so, I will carry my hard copy site information in the car and give it to you when we next meet.

My advice to anyone going without site information would be to check every goat farm VERY carefully! Good luck whatever.

P.S. A rather annoying fact about the Canaries. They are not counted as part of the EU for Customs' duty purposes (possibly like the UK in 18 months?).


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:14 pm
Posts: 130
Hi Eddie,

It wasn't me you saw on Saturday, I was working all day unfortunately, trying to scrape together enough pennies to pay for a holiday. I would be very grateful though for site references, these would be useful. I'll take heed of your advice not wishing to be involved in any painful goat related incidents!

Many thanks
Paul


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group