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Photo by Phil Andrews
View from the mountains just south of Haria, Lanzarote, March 2013

Spain, Canary Islands


One of the islands making up the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is good for birding because of its close proximity to Northern Africa, which provides a great opportunity to observe migrating birds. Between 250 and 300 species of birds have been recorded in Lanzarote.

Photo by Phil Andrews
Salinas de Janubio, looking southeast from the north side, March 2013


Notable Species

The Big Five in order of importance are the Houbara Bustard, Cream-coloured Courser, Barbary Falcon, Eleonora's Falcon and Trumpeter Finch.


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Photo by Phil Andrews
Salinas de Janubio, looking northwest from the south side, March 2013


Birds you can see here include:

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Photo by Phil Andrews
Typical habitat between Playa Blanca and Salinas de Janubio, March 2013

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

  • Timanfaya National Park
  • Salinas de Janubio

Access and Facilities

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Contact Details

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External Links