Lanzarote September 2016


A four day trip centered around a pelagic trip to Banco de la Concepción which is around 60 kms north of Lanzarote.  We had three nights on the boat so we had lots of chances to put out the chum which attracted the storm petrels. Many thanks to Marcel Gil Velasco for showing me around the mainland birds as well as pointing out the Scopoli’s Shearwaters. We also saw 2-3 Right Whales, Atlantic Spotted Dolphins and Short-beaked Common Dolphins.

Species seen

Barbary Partridge
Bulwer’s Petrel
Cory’s Shearwater
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
White-faced Storm-Petrel
European Storm-Petrel
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

‘Grant’s Storm-Petrel’
African Houbara Bustard
Eurasian Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Black-bellied Plover
Kentish Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Ruddy Turnstone
Little Stint
Pomarine Skua
Long-tailed Skua
Sabine’s Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Plain Swift
Eurasian Kestrel
Eleonora’s Falcon
Barbary Falcon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Northern Shrike
Lesser Short-toed Lark
African Blue Tit
Melodious Warbler
Spectacled Warbler
Berthelot’s Pipit
Trumpeter Finch
Eurasian Linnet
Spanish Sparrow