Birdwatching or birding is the activity of contemplating birds in their habitats of origin. Spanish nature has a great diversity of protected ecosystems, and is positioned as the area of Europe where there are more types of birds. Ornithologists from all over the world visit our country to enjoy this activity and contact with nature.
Where to practice birdwatching?
Any part of Spain is ideal for bird watching. Each of them offers different characteristics and birds. The Natural Park of Las Marismas de Santoña in Cantabria, the Fuente de Piedra Natural Reserve in Malaga or the Natural Park of the Bardenas Reales in Navarra are some of those that you can find in the peninsula.
Fuerteventura is one of the most attractive destinations in Spain to practice birdwatching. The nature of the island makes it special and hosts species of native birds that can not be seen anywhere else in the country, for this reason Fuerteventura is considered an Endemic Bird Area (EBA).
Practice birdwatching in Fuerteventura
The island of Majorera offers excursions dedicated to ornithological tourism, which respect the environment and birds of Fuerteventura. Although from anywhere on the island you can see the presence of birds, there are areas where birdwatching or birding stands out.
– Jandía: it is a protected area, as some of its species are threatened. The habitats of Jandía are very well conserved and it is constituted as of the zones with a spectacular beauty paisajística.
– Pozo Negro: has steppe and earthy-stony environments where you can see Canarian hubara or guirre pairs, as well as vegetation species such as thickets of matos and gorse or a population of Cuernúa.
– Vallebrón and Valleys of Fimapeire and Fenimoy: a great variety of species are found in this area of the island of Majorera. It stands out for the presence of Canarian stonechat. In addition, you can spot species such as the common stone curlew, Canary houbara, Barbary hawk, Moorish partridge and trumpeter bullfinch.
– Betancuria: contains a U ravine where in addition to majoreras birds, vegetation, crops and topsails predominate.
– Dunes of Corralejo and Isla de Lobos: Calonectris diomedea, Bulweria bulwerii, Puffinus assimilis, Hydrobates pelagicus and Oceanodroma castro are the species of birds that can be found in this area of Fuerteventura.
From the Ornithological Reserve of Verdeaurora Bio Farm you can have a privileged view of the majoreras birds. Native and migratory birds reproduce, breed and live on the farm where they find everything they need.
Birdwatching or birding is a tourist activity that allows you to enjoy nature. Keep ecotourism in mind and respect each of the places you go through. Remember: the only footprint on the road is that of your shoes.