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Tenerife & Fuerteventura 26th Jan to 5th Feb 2020

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Old Tuesday 18th February 2020, 16:31   #51
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Great reading Chris, (almost) like being there! Now let me check, EasyJet Geneva to Tenerife and Fuerteventura to Geneva, hmmm.................
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Old Tuesday 18th February 2020, 18:04   #52
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Great reading Chris, (almost) like being there! Now let me check, EasyJet Geneva to Tenerife and Fuerteventura to Geneva, hmmm.................
Many thanks Richard! If you haven't been I would highly recommend it, it was a great holiday alround!

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Great report, Chris. It's certainly got me thinking......
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Great report, Chris. It's certainly got me thinking......
Many thanks Andrew! Certainly worth considering......

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Old Wednesday 19th February 2020, 12:49   #55
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Good stuff, Chris. Madeira in late August was great and if you do the Madeira Wind Birds pelagic you'll be sure to get your Cory's.
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Good stuff, Chris. Madeira in late August was great and if you do the Madeira Wind Birds pelagic you'll be sure to get your Cory's.
Many thanks Pete! Madeira does seem to tick a lot of boxes!

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Old Thursday 20th February 2020, 12:07   #57
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Many thanks Dave! I'm sure you've done your homework but if I can help at all just ask!

Obviously they are two completely different islands but we loved them both! Have a great time, I'm sure you will!

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Thanks Chris, I'm hiring a car for 3 days so concentrating on the main sites, if my son's passport arrives in time.

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Many thanks Pete! Madeira does seem to tick a lot of boxes!

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Other than the highly recommended Windbirds excursion I found Madeira to be the most bird-less place I've ever visited. It's most definitely the worst place in the world I've ever driven; struggling up hills in 1st gear and burning the brakes out on the way down while trying to avoid speed cameras!

Only White-faced Petrel would tempt me back.
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Thanks Chris, I'm hiring a car for 3 days so concentrating on the main sites, if my son's passport arrives in time.

Good luck Dave, keeping fingers crossed for the passport!

Other than the highly recommended Windbirds excursion I found Madeira to be the most bird-less place I've ever visited. It's most definitely the worst place in the world I've ever driven; struggling up hills in 1st gear and burning the brakes out on the way down while trying to avoid speed cameras!

Only White-faced Petrel would tempt me back.
Really appreciate the feedback but a lot of my boxes would be non-birding related for my long-suffering wife and friends John & Lorraine! A bit of culture, interesting scenery, comfortable/luxury hotels and good food & drink! Birding-wise the Firecrest and Trocaz Pigeon plus three afternoon pelagics would fit into a week nicely for me!

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Really appreciate the feedback but a lot of my boxes would be non-birding related for my long-suffering wife and friends John & Lorraine! A bit of culture, interesting scenery, comfortable/luxury hotels and good food & drink! Birding-wise the Firecrest and Trocaz Pigeon plus three afternoon pelagics would fit into a week nicely for me!

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No worries, just my opinion rather than advice. Good luck if you go. I'd be insanely jealous if you managed to see & get good shots of White-faced Petrel, had Desertas Petrel close to the boat which made the trip worthwhile for me.

p.s. thanks also for adding the ssp. to your report.
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