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THE AZORES, MADEIRA & THE CANARY ISLANDS

Wednesday 7th July - Saturday 17th July 2004

Tony Clarke

The first tour to include the three island groups of Madeira, The Azores and The Canary Islands was an undoubted success as we saw all the 16 endemic/near endemic species, Fea’s Petrel, Zino’s Petrel, Trocaz Pigeon, Bolle’s Pigeon, Laurel Pigeon, Plain Swift, Berthelot’s Pipit, Canary Islands Robin, Canary Island Stonechat, Canary Islands Chiffchaff, Canary Islands Kinglet, Madeiran Kinglet, Canary Islands Blue Tit, Blue Chaffinch, Atlantic Canary and Azores Bullfinch, plus more than 25 endemic subspecies and a couple of additional local specialities. The species total for this tour was only 81 species but this included some very special birds indeed.