Tour At A Glance





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A fairly relaxed tour, with not too much walking

Group Size:

Eight plus leaders

Tenerife Blue Chaffinch Fuerteventura Stonechat Laurel Pigeon Barbary Falcon Berthelot's Pipit Bolle's Pigeon

Canary Islands - Birding on the Edge of Europe

Date: 8th - 14th November 2021 - (SPACES)
Leaders: Paul Roberts & Yeray Seminario



Houbara Bustard


Returning in 2020 after our successful first ventuure to the islands in 2019, we team up one again with Javi Elorriaga who assists us on several of our other Spanish itineraries. To see the full range of endemic species on offer in the archipelago, it is necessary to visit a minimum of two islands – one from the dry, desert like eastern group and one from the more forested, humid western group. Fuerteventura and Tenerife will be visited on this carefully planned itinerary, in order for us to maximise our chances to see all the key birds the Canary Islands have to offer. Endemics and near-endemics include Bolle's & Laurel Pigeons, Canary Islands Chiffchaff, Tenerife Blue Chaffinch, Berthelot's Pipit, Plain Swift and Fuerteventura Stonechat, but there are also many endemic subspecies and several range restricted species - such as Houbara Bustard and Cream-coloured Courser - which are perhaps easier to see here than elsewhere. Our tour is timed to visit in late autumn, when it is also frequently possible to connect with a number of rare vagrant species, such as Olive-backed Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler and Little Bunting, Amercian shorebirds, and occasional African vagrants such as the famous Dwarf Bittern which we saw in 2019! We will enjoy a relaxed pace trip with plenty of time to visit all the key locations, and stay in two superb hotels. You can expect to walk about 2-3 miles per day on sometimes rough terrain and see around 70 species of birds. Our guide will be Yeray Seminario, who was born in the islands and has worked on conservation projects with the Houbara Bustards. He will be assisted by Oriole staff leader Paul Roberts. 





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