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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:15 am 
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as a keen birdwatcher i always look forward to our family holidays abroad. this offers a chance to see birds not normally found in the u.k. whilst fuerteventura won't give you a massive list of bird species, it does offer quality. i strongly reccomend the hire of a car, something i was unable to do ( i forgot to take my drivers lisence ! ) this obviously gives you more accessability to the more remote places. island specialities are birds such as cream coloured courser, barbary falcon, barbary partridge, trumpeter finch and fuerteventuran chat ( a species of stonechat only found on fuerteventura). i have posted a not too serious birdwatching/holiday report on the sunnyfuerteventura website birdwatching page.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:03 pm 
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Whenever i visit the Canaries i keep a lookout for "local birds", corralejo june 2004 southern end of town, i was privileged to see an Osprey plunge into the sea and lift out a beauty of a fish before heading over the dunes towards the inland.

Caleta de fuste 2007 on the wasteland between the town and the shopping centre i witnessed a pair of shrikes attacking then killing a plover.

And in Matagorda, Lanzarote april 2008 i saw a pair of pied flycatchers, are they a "spot" because i cannot recall them being mentioned in any canarian bird forums.


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 9:49 pm 
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Well, we've had a week in Jandia May 19th to 26th and i saw,
European bee eater.
Whimbrel.
Egyptian vulture near Costa Calma.
A pair of ravens on sotavento.
A pair of very dark plumaged falcons that i could'nt positively identify.
A sandgrouse with black and white under plumage that flew behind the Barcelo Jandia Mar.
And outside the zoo near Morro Jable a crowned crane and an ibis with white plumage edged with black.


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:00 am 
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I saw a spoonbill yesterday in the rockpools between Caleta and Nuevo Horizo, as well as the linnets that I see regularly around the back corner of Calera Paraiso in Nuevo Horizonte.

I saw the bee eaters a while back in the Caleta area.

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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:40 pm 
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Some recent photos...

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Location: Caleta de Fuste
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:15 am 
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We saw the spoonbill on sunday morning at the back of elba.


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:59 am 
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I did look for you, but was busy at the start of the week and at the end the weather was horrendous for fishing, but good for wave watching.

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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 4:31 pm 
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It was a bit lumpy we fished fri & sat untill the waves came over the rocks, were you walking around the path at the back of the elba on sunday morning about 11 am.


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No we went to the Baile de Taifas on Saturday and then into Caleta on the Sunday for the free food at the Frasquita. We were dressed as Canarians, but I talked to a couple who were fishing one evening. I knew it wasn't you as she was not enjoying it. They said that they had seen a couple on the rocks most days. I'll catch up with you next time.

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Loved your photos DD.Especially the spoonbill.Cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:58 am 
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I like the trumpeter finches. They are very gregarious and have a happy appearance. They are also fairly tame and when they are here they are happy to join the chipmunks and collared doves in the tourist feeding stations.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:25 pm 
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I am interested in wildlife and have visited Fuerteventura many times, I am a keen fisherman and fish a lot of the time, these are the birds I have seen, if possible could someone identify some for me?

Ravens
an eagle (large brown with a yellow beak)????
Sparrows
Collard doves
Trumpeter finches
Yellow legged gulls
some sort of pipit on the rocks, brown and looked like a british rock pipit????
A yellow type of warbler????
White egret type bird
Whimbrel
A large grey shrike type bird with a large black beak????
A smallish grey bird with white eye stripe running and hopping
Hoopoo
A large shearwater type bird??? Black
some type of peterels
Plovers that look like turnstones
a small hawk, looked very much like a Kestrel
A racing pigeon ringed
A dove that looked like a turtle dove
A skylark type bird,lighter than the british ones
A huge heavy bird with trailing legs when flying, grey in colour.
A bee eater
A bird that looked like a stone chat with a white eye stripe
A hawk that looked just like a small peregrine
A white tern with I think a yellow beak squeeking and fishing

I will get a book I think to ID them when I am back in September.

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Have a look at

http://www.sunnyfuerteventura.com/fuerteventura-bird-watching/index.html

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Bird watching is an exciting outdoor activities and should be experience by kids today before they forgot names of popular and beautiful birds in the wild.


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