BIRDWATCHING IN THE CANARY ISLANDS TOUR: endemic Birds of Fuerteventura and Tenerife

  • Next tour dates

    2 -8 Dec., 2020

  • Duration

    7 days

  • Lodging

    Mid-range hotels

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Group size

    Max. 7 people

  • Price

    1485€ per person. All taxes included.

The Canary Islands are a volcanic archipelago with a subtropical climate and unique avifauna. As an extension to a birding trip to the Iberian Peninsula or Morocco, these islands are the perfect choice. Our Birdwatching in the Canary Islands Tour is dedicated to finding all the endemic birds in Fuerteventura and Tenerife.

The individual islands have distinct microclimates and are home to different species and endemics. During this trip we will visit two of the seven islands: Tenerife and Fuerteventura. While Tenerife is well vegetated and has tracts of sub-tropical laurel forest, Fuerteventura, which is just 100 km away from the African coast, is effectively desert or semi desert.

Combining Fuerteventura and Tenerife gives us a chance to see all the endemic species and most of the subspecies in this birding tour. Some of the most interesting species we are likely to see here cannot be seen anywhere else! This is the case of the Laurel’s Pigeon, the Bolle’s Pigeon or the Blue Chaffinch, which can be seen in Tenerife, or the Fuerteventura Stonechat in Fuerteventura.

  • The Fuerteventura Stonechat is a must-see in our Canary Islands Birding Tour. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    The Fuerteventura Stonechat is a must-see in our Canary Islands Birding Tour. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

  • In our Canary Islands Birding tour, in addition to all endemic birds we will be looking for endemic subspecies, like this Stone Curlew from the subspecies insularum. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    In our Canary Islands Birding tour, in addition to all endemic birds we will be looking for endemic subspecies, like this Stone Curlew from the subspecies insularum. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

  • During this tour we will have an opportunity to do some seawatching with the possibility to see Cory's Shearwater among other species. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    During this tour we will have an opportunity to do some seawatching with the possibility to see Cory’s Shearwater among other species. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

  • Another highlight during our time in Tenerife will be the Blue Chaffinch. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    Another highlight during our time in Tenerife will be the Blue Chaffinch. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

  • Barbary Falcons can be found both in Tenerife and Fuerteventura. Photograph by Javi Elorriaga, Birding The Strait

    Barbary Falcons can be found both in Tenerife and Fuerteventura. Photograph by Javi Elorriaga, Birding The Strait

  • The Black-bellied Sandgrouse can be found in good numbers in Fuerteventura. Photograph by Javi Elorriaga, Birding The Strait.

    The Black-bellied Sandgrouse can be found in good numbers in Fuerteventura. Photograph by Javi Elorriaga, Birding The Strait.

  • The Trumpeter Finch is a charismatic bird that lives in deserts and semi-desert environments. Photograph by Javi Elorriaga, Birding The Strait.

    The Trumpeter Finch is a charismatic bird that lives in deserts and semi-desert environments. Photograph by Javi Elorriaga, Birding The Strait.

  • Our Birdwatching in the Canary Islands Tour wouldn't be complete without the Island Canary! Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    Our Birdwatching in the Canary Islands Tour wouldn’t be complete without the Island Canary! Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

  • Eurasian Hoopoe feeding on the ground. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait

    Eurasian Hoopoe feeding on the ground. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait

  • The Berthelot Pipit is one of the regional endemics that we can see on the Birdwatching in the Canary Islands Tour. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    The Berthelot Pipit is one of the regional endemics that we can see on the Birdwatching in the Canary Islands Tour. Photograph by Yeray Seminario, Birding The Strait.

    Tour Basics
  • Guides: Javi Elorriaga and Yeray Seminario.
  • Length: 7 days.
  • Maximum number of participants: this tour is designed for a small group, maximum of 7 participants, in order to maximize the experience in the field.
  • Single Supplement: 240€.
  • Lodging: Mid-range hotels in Tenerife and Fuerteventura.
  • Food: Great local food. Dinners at the hotel, and some packed lunches in the field during the day. Specific dietary requirement will be attended.
  • Weather: variable, ranging from warm to mild  temperatures, but colder weather expected during the evenings. Layers of warm clothes recommended.
  • Difficulty: this Birdwatching in the Canary Islands Tour is an easy one! with short hikes at a slow to moderate pace.