Tenerife - advice for birding please

AlanF

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Just landed in Tenerife. Lots of places in the guidebook for birding but any advice would be welcome.
Alan
 

picturefan

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There is the Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea), a bird endemic to Teneriffe, probably you know. Once read it can be seen e.g. in the Parque Natural Corona Forestal (eastern-central area of the isle). Around Pico Teide it is very rocky, probably the coastal forests or in the northern parts there should be good places for birds. For your next time, central spain is a superb place for birding.
Go to southern Teneriffe (between Teneriffe and La Gomera) for whale watching (long finned pilot whale) and dolphins.

Have fun and enjoy the trip!
 

AlanF

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picturefan said:
There is the Blue Chaffinch (Fringilla teydea), a bird endemic to Teneriffe, probably you know. Once read it can be seen e.g. in the Parque Natural Corona Forestal (eastern-central area of the isle). Around Pico Teide it is very rocky, probably the coastal forests or in the northern parts there should be good places for birds. For your next time, central spain is a superb place for birding.
Go to southern Teneriffe (between Teneriffe and La Gomera) for whale watching (long finned pilot whale) and dolphins.

Have fun and enjoy the trip!
Thank you so much for replying. Unfortunately, this is an old thread which has been reopened and hijacked by someone who is using it to advertise a rather gross amusement park in Tenerife. I went to southern Tenerife in January. Had a great time but didn’t see many birds. El Teide really was worth the visit to see the moonscape.

Edit: the mods have now removed the spam.