Birdwatching is an emerging issue in the field of ecotourism a very interesting activity that requires little equipment and a lot of patience.
On the island of La Gomera there are many sites where you can practice this activity. Native species can be seen such as “paloma rabiche”, is one oth the two endemic species of pigeon of Canarian Laurel (Laurisilva). Paloma Rabiche is considered, according to a law of the Canary Island Government, the natural symbol of the island of La Gomera, in conjuntion with the Viñátigo.
In the coastal area are plentiful shearwaters and gulls arriving at night, with great fanfare, their nests, in the debris and cliffs of Valle Gran Rey and all the island.
In the lower areas of the island match fishing activities, farming, tourism. Also some spaces little degrader or not home an interesting birdlife. We highlight the presence ofSenegalese tortola, wich seems accustomed to the area, and is very confident with the human presence. These and other observations seem to confirm the expansion process of the species and their sttlement in several island of the Canaries.
Another observation to note is the presence of a “chocha perdiz” (woodcock) in bana growing area.
In the midlands and ravines of the island are abundant abandoned rainfed crops, where falcons, partridges, linnets, canaries, nets…are the representatives of the gomeran birdlife.
In wetlands sus as reservoirs and ponds are herons, “gallinetas”, fochas, “alpispas”…etc.
The Laurisilva Ecosystem reaches its best representation in the Canaries and more specifically on the island of La Gomera. In its is a great biodiversity of plant and animal species. Here we can find “paloma turqué” and “rabiche” besides numerous other birds.