On vacation with family and I was just equipped with a pair of bins. We were based in Meloneras on the south coast, which is a calm tourist location just south of nearby Maspalomas, which is more lively - both birdwise and otherwise. Maspalomas has both a nice reserve, La Charca, and a gay scene.. (Thank God for the Kentish Plovers, which I focused hard on when I was approached by some Dutch guy pretending to be interested in birds, haha) Show our flying friends your interest, and no one should bother you. I say no more..
A couple of times, we also went to San Augustin further north. From there we walked southwards to Playa del Inglés on the nice beach walk. That´s about it.
Cory's Shearwater Occasional birds seen from places such as Faro the Maspalomas or other places along the beach walk Meloneras-Maspalomas or San Augustin-Playa del Inglés.
Little Egret 1 foraging at Meloneras on 8th and 1 at La Charca reserve, Maspalomas on the 11th.
Grey Heron I at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Spoonbill 3 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 11th
[Muscovy Duck 2 at La Charca, Maspalomas]
Teal 2 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Kestrel Probably daily, I didn´t really look for it that much, common for sure
Moorhen Probably around 40-50 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 8th-11th
Coot Over 100(?) at La Charca, Maspalomas on 8th-11th
Black-winged Stilt 1 at La Charca, Maspalomas 11th
Grey Plover 7 foraging at Meloneras on 9th
Ringed Plover Several birds at Meloneras and La Charca, Maspalomas
Kentish Plover 4 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Sanderling 10 at Meloneras on 8th and 40+ at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Common Sandpiper 1 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Redshank 1 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 8th
Greenshank 1 at San Augustin on 11th
Ruff I male at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th and one female on 11th
Whimbrel Here and there, single birds and smaller groups, for instance 7 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Yellow-legged Gull Small numbers during day-time, large flocks of hundreds of birds flying west over Meloneras at dusk.
Sandwich Tern 10 Meloneras on 8th, 1 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 9th
Feral Pigeon Here and there, not that interesting to count
Collared Dove Very common, I saw more Collared Doves than Feral Pigeons it felt like!
Monk Parakeet 10 in Playa del Inglés on 7th, 10 Maspalomas on 9th + other flocks.
Plain Swift Common
Swift 1 at Meloneras on 11th
Hoopoe 2 permanent territory at Meloneras all week, 1 at Maspalomas on 11th
Berthelot's Pipit Here and there, common
Spanish Wagtail 2 at La Charca, Maspalomas on 11th
Blackbird Very common, all over the place
Sardinian Warbler 1 at Iglesa Sueca, San Augustin and one at Playa del Inglés on 7th
Canary Island Chiffchaff Very common, heard and saw numbers of them
Spanish Sparrow Very common, one of the first birds you´re likely to encounter on a visit..
Canary No high numbers seen, for instance 2 flying by at Playa del Inglés on 7th, 1 forage San Augustin on 11th and some heard birds here and there.
[Purple Glossy Starling 2 at Playa del Inglés on 7th. Origin unknown. Escapes?]