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El Cotillo Plain, Spain (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of El Cotillo Plain, Spain

Map of El Cotillo Plain, Spain

El Cotillo Fingers of God
Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Desert plains next to the ocean.


Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain

3/23/2015: After a long series of flights from Longyearbyen to Tromso to Oslo to Las Palmas to Fuerteventura, we drove over to the northwest portion of the island. We were in search of bustards and also a restaurant that we heard about from one of our eclipse group.

We had been searching for the bustard amongst bustard-colored rocks, shrubs, and sand for quite awhile before finding one less than ten feet away from where we were looking.

Previous Visit (Barentsburg: 3/21/2015)
Next Visit (Pajara: 3/24/2015)

Species Recorded (10)

Birds ( 9 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Bustards ( Otididae )
Houbara Bustard - Chlamydotis undulata

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Common Raven - Corvus corax




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