Birds of Fuerteventura

In May 2009 UNESCO awarded Fuerteventura the status of a Biosphere Reserve. The eastern coast comprises of sand dunes and wetlands, and here many species of rare birds can be found. The inland provides habitat for a wide variety of rare birds such as the Houbara Bustard, the Egyptian Vulture, and the Fuerteventura Chat

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February 21, 2020
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The African Blue Tit (Cyanistes teneriffae) can be seen in Fuerteventura, these small, compact and colourful birds reach up to 12 centimetres in length and have intense blue on...
October 05, 2018
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The Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) can be seen in Fuerteventura on cliffs and ravines both on the coast and inland. A medium sized falcon similar to the peregrine falcon,...
January 28, 2020
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The Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara) can be seen in Fuerteventura, these game birds in the pheasant family prefer the dry and open ground making the volcanic landscapes an ideal...
February 28, 2020
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Berthelot's pipits (Anthus berthelotii) are a small birds and common residents of Fuerteventura. They grow up to 14.5 centimetres in length, are mainly grey above and whitish below and...
February 21, 2020
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The Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) can be seen in Fuerteventura, they look similar to pidgeons with compact stocky bodies and reach up to 39 centimetres in length with a...
February 05, 2020
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The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) can be seen on Fuereventura. The Cattle Egret is slightly smaller than the Little Egret reaching a length of up to 56 centimetres with...
October 05, 2018
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Fuerteventura is home to a significant population of Collared Dove. These sweet little birds have short red legs, a black bill, and the eyes contain a red iris. They...
October 05, 2020
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The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo insularum) is common in Fuerteventura and often can be seen gliding and soaring at a great height. These medium-sized birds of...
September 13, 2020
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The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) also known as the Eurasian kestrel are common in Fuerteventura and often can be seen hovering and swooping down on their prey, usually small...
October 05, 2018
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The common quail was once abundant on Fuerteventura and other Canarian islands. Because of this hunters would hunt up to fifty or more per outing. which resulted in there...
August 28, 2020
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Common Raven (Corvus corax canariensis) can often be seen in Fuerteventura usually travelling in pairs. Their plumage, legs and beak are completely black and their plumage shines presenting metallic...
August 28, 2020
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Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) can be seen in Fuerteventura often foraging in shallow water at the edge of the tide pecking and probing with their bills. ...
January 31, 2020
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Cream Coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) can be seen in Fuerteventura. They reach up to 24 centimetres in length and have a wingspan of up to 57 centimetres and they...
February 25, 2020
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Curlew, also known as the common curlew or Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata) can be found around the Fuerteventura coast. Easily recognisable by their long thin, down-curved bills and their...
October 05, 2018
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These birds, usually seen in pairs, are threatened due to hunting, poisoning (mostly accidental), and collisions, especially with power lines. The Egyptian Vultures prey on small...
October 04, 2018
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The Eurasian Hoopoe is the only species to be found within the Upupidae family; all other species are extinct. These birds are medium in size and...
March 07, 2020
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The Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) also known as the Common Spoonbill can be seen in Fuerteventura, these tall white waterbirds birds reach up to 90 centimetres in length with...
December 06, 2016
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These birds were once known as the Canary Islands Chat because they were once seen on all of the islands; they can now only be found on Fuerteventura. In...
December 06, 2016
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The greenfinch locally known as the (Verderon) Is known to breed on Fuerteventura and all the other Islands except La Palma and Lanzarote. They have been sighted on these two...
September 27, 2020
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The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) can be seen on Fuerteventura often standing at the waters edge stalking its prey. The grey heron is a tall long...
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