- Houbara Bustard seen well at four sites, and Cream-coloured Courser, Barbary Partridge, Berthelot's Pipit, African Blue Tit, Trumpeter Finch and Canary together with several subspecies confined to Macronesia and the Canary Islands were amongst the birding highlights...Alan Miller reports.
Lanzarote (Canary Islands)
- The first night I only glimpsed a bird, but on the second night we had much better and prolonged views of a bird near a breeding cave. Personally this was the ornithological highlight of this holiday...E.J. Alblas reports.
- Houbara Bustard, Berthalot’s Pipit, Trumpeter Finch and Canary together with several subspecies confined to Macronesia and the Canary Islands were amongst the birding highlights of a visit to Lanzarote in February 2011...Alan Miller reports.
- On the way back we passed the Salinas de Janubio where I had distant views of a solitary Greater Flamingo and many Black Winged Stilts....John and Thomas Yates report.
- An early morning walk southward along the promenade from Playa Bastian produced 24 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Turnstones, 1 Little Egret, 2 Hoopoes, 1 Monk Parakeet and a small flock of Linnets. In addition Yellow-legged Gulls, Spanish Sparrows and Berthelot’s Pipits are widespread and commonly seen on a daily basis...Bob Marchant reports
- During the unusually hot and windy week of 21-28th April based at Costa Teguise, I managed to have a full day birding in the north of the island and daily short looks in the vicinity of the town....Peter Newmark reports.
- 45 species were seen. This included most of the specialty birds; including Cream coloured courser.....Andy Lester reports
- Based at Playa Blanca at the SW end
of the Island, short trip report with photos....Iain
- I have just returned from a 2 week
family holiday to Lanzarote with my wife and 2 young daughters.
I squeezed in as much birding whenever I could without trying
to upset anyone. This involved taking the binoculars everywhere
during daylight hours....John Armstrong reports.
- It isn't often you get the chance to watch
six male Houbara Bustards displaying in one day, or see large
flocks of Lesser Short-toed Larks and Trumpeter Finches at the
same site....Allan Rimmer reports
- The 17th of December, when the wind blew
from the east, for the only day of the holiday, will live long
in the memory as a couple of Barbary Falcon, a pair of Ruddy Shelduck
and a Grey Phalarope were all observed at close quarters!....David
- Nine Houbara Bustards, a Great Spotted Cuckoo
and 77 Berthalot's Pipits were some of the birding highlights
of a week spent on Lanzarote in November 2004...Alan Miller
- el Jable was fantastic. We had our first
Houbara within 10 minutes...They obviously like the bustard-sized
spiny tussocks that cover parts of el Jable, because they dodge
between them, head down, for cover..David Tomlinson reports.
- 4 Houbara Bustard (Including one displaying
male). On my second visit I found three. Generally I found them
relatively easy to see. Once you had located the first one inevitably
another would follow shortly! The best areas were at the northern
end of the plain just south of the Teguise/Yaiza road near the
cement factory...David Tattersley reports.
- This Autumn trip was to Costa Teguise in
Lanzarote, it was a fairly quiet trip, birding-wise. I don't know
whether we were just unlucky or whether Lanzarote is not at its
best at this time of year. Certainly, you would not go there for
the birds!...Bob Biggs reports
- We did see a Barbary Falcon rise up with
prey a bird looking very like a Cream-coloured Courser!
Later we saw the falcon plucking and eating its catch. Berthelots
Pipits were everywhere, as they are all over the island.....Terry
and Brian Warhurst report.
- The north of the island is more vegetated
and more mountainous than the south, including some impressive
sea cliffs, and supports a greater range of birds although perhaps
a lesser chance of seeing the Canary Islands' desert specialities.
The cliffs feature some spectacular species such as Egyptian Vultures,
a pair of which we observed from close range at the top of the
cliffs near Haria....Chris Stamp reports
- The next day we visited the northern part
of the island and looked forward to seeing the Barbary Partrigde
for the first time. They are easy to see at and around the golf
course, and in a short while we saw nearly 100. Unfortunately
we didnt look for Stone-Curlews, which are also here - close to
the parking lot. But we saw a juvenile Egyptian vulture being
chased by a Kestrel...Jan Landsverk reports
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