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THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

Sunday 21st April - Thursday 2nd May 2013

Tony Clarke

The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country 570 kilometres off the west coast of Africa with ten main islands and numerous islets. It is volcanic in origin and was discovered and populated by the Portuguese in the 15th century. The avian highlights include up to 13 endemics, depending on which taxonomy you follow and on this tour we recorded all of these, there is also the only breeding pair of Magnificent Frigatebirds in the Western Palearctic. Combine this with some highly sought after Western Palearctic seabirds plus the possibility of a few additional vagrants and it makes the Cape Verde Islands an ideal destination for an easy paced ornithological break just within the boundaries of the Western Palearctic.