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Lanzarote and Tenerife

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Travel Guide

This trip of six days and five nights is focused on the sighting of the birds that inhabit these two islands.

In addition to its high landscape value, the birdlife that we can enjoy is very special since many of them can only be seen on these islands within Europe.

Although the number of species that can be seen on a trip like this is not high, what is worth noting is the uniqueness of the species that can be observed.

There are a total of 7 species that are Edenic of the Canary Islands: turque and rabiche pigeons, Canary stone chick, Tenerife blue finch, Gran Canaria blue finch, Canary mosquito net and Canary tit.

Three others are endemisms of the Macaronesia archipelagos: the unicolor swift, the road pipit and the Canary serin.

It also has more than thirty subspecies in the entire Canary archipelago, among which it is worth mentioning  the Canarian subspecies of Egyptian vulture, the eastern Canary owl, the Canarian hubara bustard, the trumpeter bullfinch, the great spotted woodpecker in the forest environments of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, Goldcrest of western islands, Common Chaffinch, etc.

Another of the star Birds of the islands is the Cream-coloured Courser that can only be observed in Europe in this territory and a few specimens in Turkey.

Weather

Due to their geographical location, these two islands enjoy a mild climate all year round. However, the average temperatures in April are between 22-23 ºC, maximum and a minimum of 14-15 ºC.

Recommendations for the trip

It is advisable to bring some warm clothing for early morning. Although rainfall is very scarce in Lanzarote and scarce in Tenerife, a raincoat is advisable especially for walks through the laurel forest of Tenerife. Although we are not going to do long walks, comfortable trekking shoes or boots are recommended for the walks.

Difficulty of excursions

Low.