Hope they find some - best bet probably Iran or Iraq. Having an extinct bird on your list isn't the best thing to claim!
Errr . . . (a) Canary Islands Oystercatcher never was a European bird; in biogeography, the Canary Islands are counted as African, and (b) surely it became extinct in about the 1920s or 1930s?'This is the last chance to find slender-billed curlew. If we lose this species, it will be the first extinction of a European bird since Canary Islands oystercatcher in 1981'
I bet there is one at Breydon Water Norfolk oh, what about Minsmere?
A Canary Islands Oystercatcher at Minsmere??