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Birdwatching in Gran Canaria (1 Viewer)


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Hi all,

I am going next week to Gran Canaria. I know pretty well the island, but this will be the first time for me birdwatching there. Do you have any suggestions on spots or areas where to go?

Thank you in advance.

Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
The oasis area at Maspalomas - it used to be called El Charco and maybe still is - attracts a lot of the migrants/vagrants on the island.
The pine forest in the mountainous centre of the island is the only place in the world to see Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch.
It is generally not a well-covered island by visitors but there are resident birders and hopefully someone will respond but with a bit more than I can offer.


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You want to check out the blue tits, chaffinches and robins too. These are either split as separate species or probably should be. The botanical gardens is an easy place to find and see them.

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