Bird found in the coastal areas of Tenerife
Cory's Shearwater is one of the most common species of this family in Tenerife. It begins to arrive to the coast in February where it will stay until the end of October or mid November. It raises its young in holes in cliffs, under stones and in caves and usually lays just one egg. Its nests can also be found inland, such as the "Barranco del Infierno" (Hell's Ravine). The main colony is located in the Roques de Anaga. During the breeding season it can be heard at night around its nesting area especially early or late on during dark, moonless nights. It is a very noisy bird which makes a distinctive high-pitched sound when flying.
Scientific name: Calonectris diomedea boreales