Birds at the airport

17 02 2012

The airport of Tenerife Norte – Los Rodeos is a unique habitat in the context of Tenerife island. The cropps and open areas are endangered here and the airport can help to protect that area from the advance of both the forest and the cities. Of course, there is an impact caused by an airport. Noises and habitat degradation had caused almost the destruction of the Llobregat Delta, but here it can reinforce this interesting birding place.

There are 2 Short-eared owls wintering in the area and it also houses an important population of Corn Bunting, an extremely localized bird in the island. It was nice to see both of them together on yesterday afternoon, among the first migrating Plain and Common swifts.

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22 02 2012
Antonio Acedo

Preciosa la foto del búho campestre.Enhorabuena y feliz estancia en la isla 🙂

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