Finding Birds in the Canaries – The DVD (& Booklet) by Dave Gosney | Easybirder | DVD | region 2 | Nov 2013 | ISBN: 9781907316456 | Paperback | 40 pages, 19 b/w maps | Nov 2013 | ISBN: 9781907316449

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Finding Birds in the Canaries – The DVD covers over 50 species at 15 sites in 5 of the Canary Islands. Particular attention is given to the three most popular birding islands, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Of course it includes footage of many of the key species in the Canaries including most of the endemics such as Fuerteventura Chat, Blue Chaffinch, Tenerife Robin and both laurel pigeons as well as the best of the desert species such as Houbara Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse and Cream-coloured Courser and a superb selection of seabirds including 4 species of petrel.

Finding Birds in the Canaries booklet describes the best birding sites in exceptional detail, made even clearer by Dave Gosney’s trademark maps.

Fatbirder View: Best DVD in the series in my view… a great book for the Xmas stocking of a birder near you as this is an ideal Winter/Spring destination.

Dave definitely gets better each film as his commentary remains just as knowledgeable but more and more relaxed and informal. Imagine you are down the pub with your mate, who happens to be a terrific birder and he’s describing all the birds and the places to see them in detail and showing you his video footage. The only thing is your mate is so much better than he used to be at taking film you’re sure he nicked it.

David’s films always make me want to visit the places he films but this one did more than ever because I was so unaware just how different each island ‘race’ is. There are so many splits lining up to me made I’ll have to go. Even better for any birder not lucky enough to be married to hawkeye (Mrs Fatbirder), the Canaries is just the sort of place your non-birding half would love to holiday, sea, sand, safe and sunny!


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