Our second day in Costa Teguise, saw us exploring a little further towards the outer extremities of the resort. On the wasteland surrounding the town, we were delighted to find a number of different bird species, most of which were keeping their distance. Not least of which were the Barbary Partridges (Alectoris barbara). Difficult to see amongst the rocks and dry vegetation, they were making their presence known with their constant 'chuckar' calls.
Anthus berthelotii). This one was hopping around in the gravel surrounding a new development of villas. The strange name comes from a French naturalist 'Sabin Berthelot' who lived on the Canary Islands.
Upupa epops). These birds can be rather difficult to see, despite their bright colours and the patterning on their wings, but they are truly gorgeous birds when you get close enough.