The natural wealth of La Gomera makes birdwatching a real spectacle for the senses. There are more than 300 species of birds, more than 50 of them nesting, which can be seen on our magical island.
Autumn is one of the best times for birdwatching in La Gomera, as this is the season when migratory birds are in transit and when local birds are in full activity.
Some of the species that can be seen in La Gomera are the Laurel pigeon, the Scopoli's shearwater, the kestrel, the blackbird, the blue chaffinch, the blue tit or the Barbary falcon.
This species of pigeon is considered the animal symbol of La Gomera. It is robust and large, with a dark reddish body and grey head and neck with blue-green highlights. The tail is a lighter shade of grey with a white tip. It is a sedentary pigeon.
The Scopoli's shearwater is one of the largest seabirds in Spain. It is a migratory bird that only comes to the coast to breed. It feeds mainly on small fish, such as sardines and anchovies, in addition to crustaceans and cephalopods.
This is a small bird of prey found throughout the Canary Islands. The species that can be seen on our island measures between 30 and 35 centimetres in length and has a wingspan of between 70 and 80 centimetres. The plumage differs between male and female, the former being bluish grey on the head and the female almost entirely brown with black transverse stripes.
This is a very common songbird throughout Spain and La Gomera is no exception. It is known for its melodious song and is easily identified by its dark plumage and yellow bill and eye ring.
This is a bird endemic to La Gomera. Although small, it is robust and lives exclusively in Canary Island pine forests.
In the Canary Islands it lives mainly in pine and laurel forests. It is a small bird with a black and white head and blue upper body and legs, while the underparts are yellow with a black longitudinal line.
This type of medium-sized falcon is another bird that can be seen on La Gomera. It can be seen near sea cliffs, but also in inland ravines and cliffs.
Are you an ornithology lover? La Gomera is the destination you were looking for to enjoy your holidays.