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Barbary Partridges, Tenerife

I was on for spectacled warbler and Barbary partridge at golf courses along the coast from Los Cristianos [...]

Tenerife Raptors

Three species of raptor for Tenerife, with the osprey as a big bonus [...]

Las Lajas, Tenerife

This is renowned for the endemic blue chaffinch (Fringilla teydea) [...]

La Gomera, Canary Islands

Don’t be fooled by how cheap the crossing from Los Cristianos appears to be [...]

Canary Island Chiffchaffs

An entirely distinct species, endemic to the Canaries, and the first lifer of the holiday [...]

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Berthelot’s pipit lives and breeds only on the Canary Islands and Madeira [...]

Bristol Birding

Swallows chattered and a green woodpecker yaffled for the highlights of the walk [...]

July Slumbers

The birding everywhere last month was slow [...]

Cruise to Lundy, Devon

Once ashore a peregrine was the first landbird tick, seeming to survey passengers disembarking from the Waverley [...]