Was on the Island for 9 days 20th-29th April, did hardly any research into what birds I might see as I wouldn't be able to influence where I was going due to being on a University trip and without a hire car.
Still managed 12 lifers with a few more new ssp.
Canary Islands Chiffchaff
Spanish Sparrow (first lifer that I've had while being under the effects of a few beers...)
Southern Grey Shrike
The best birding experience of the trip however came in the form of Common Terns.
We had 1 free day at the end of the trip so we booked up with a local company to go snorkelling with Green Turtles. Where we were in the harbour a pair of Common Tern were using a small boat as a resting place before heading off to fish in the surrounding area. They allowed me to swim as close as I could which meant that my face was about 2ft away from the terns at times! It felt like a great privilege to be able to observe these birds at such close quarters. Completely different to seeing birds in the hand (even though I missed Common Tern in the hand at Spurn last year due to making dinner!) a true highlight for me!
me with tern on boat behind