Sounds good. I've never been to la Gomera but I found the pigeons easy in n. Tenerife. We did the ferry from there to gran canaria but only saw cory's. I've tried for the gran canaria Chaffinch several times without success. Of course, that also has robin, blue tit candidate species and it's about the only Island with good populations of (any) giant lizard
(I found the old thread about seabirds after I posted last time)
There are various threads about endemism in the various birds. Here's one:
Surprisingly visually distinctive too. Whilst rare, the chaffinch isn't too difficult either.
The Canaries has to be one of the best places to bird in Europe, islands with very different habitats and offerings, good inter-island access, and always the chance of finding something good (Hawfinch and Spotted Crake for me two years ago but always felt the next bird could be the biggie).
Agree with that Mike. I think I have possibly found proportionally more scarce birds on the Canaries than I have in the UK bearing in mind the time spent birding there. Nothing mega but things like Eleonora's Falcon, Collared Pratincole, Pectoral Sandpiper twice, Spoonbill, Bittern, Ring-necked Duck.