Birdwatching Daytrip to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

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Tour Number

Activity Level

387308


Categories

Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for all those children and teenagers who enjoy birding

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Looking for our blue winged treasure


We will go to the summit of the island to get into the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and look for our very rare blue treasure: the Gran Canaria Blue Chaffinch, recently classified as a new species. Known as Fringilla teydea ssp polaztekii, and reclassified in 2015 as Fringilla polaztekii, with around 300 birds in the whole world, all living in this island.

Once we finish in the Blue chaffinch territory, we will go for the laurel pigeon (Columba junoniae), also a Canarian endemism that nests in the rainforests of the north.
We will spot more birds on our way, almost all of them endemic sp or ssp for this island, the archipelago or Macaronesia!

This route is good not only for the birder but also for Nature and Culture lovers because we are going to delight ourselves with majestic landscapes and natural history! As well as local gastronomy!

Get your binoculars and cameras ready!

Itinerary

We will go directly to the highest area of the island:

- The blue chaffinch territory in the pinewoods, between San Mateo and Tunte

- Once we spot our main star, we will go to Valleseco area to look for the endemic Laurel pigeon in the laurel forests

- On our way, we will enjoy every other bird that we can spot

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: If you come by cruise we can meet in the barrier that gives access to the port, just 2 minutes walking from your ship, in front of "El Muelle" mall centre. Feel free to ask or suggest your pick up location (hotel, monument, restaurant etc...)

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.

My recommendation is to start as soon as possible (before sunrise) to enjoy the first hours of the day, when birds are more active.

Transportation

Modern, clean, and air conditioned car or minivan

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: - Picnic with local products (canarian wine and cheese, fruits, gofio and bread)
- Water
- Civil insurance
- Personal accidents insurance
- Local tax included (7% IGIC)
- Telescope
- Guidebooks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euro - Personal expenses, souvenirs (Canarian wines or cheeses, handcrafts, honey, almond pastry...)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Restrictions

No restrictions

A Recent Review of this tour

This was a fantastic tour not only for the sightings of the GC Blue Chaffinch and the Laurel Pigeon but also for the amazing views of such fascinating landscapes. Guillermo is an excellent guide and cares passionately that his guests should have a fabulous tour. We certainly did and I can recommend it whole heartedly. Many thanks, Jane
Jane C Langfield

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    387308


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for all those children and teenagers who enjoy birding

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 8

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

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