No wonder this group of islands is one of the most precious destinations for bird and nature lovers. The practice of “sea watching” or sighting of birds that approach your boat while crossing the Macaronesian waters is something common once there. Thus, this region is perfect for all those animal enthusiasts who are keen on discovering new species in their natural habitat.
Both in the Savage Islands and in Lanzarote we can find the well-known shearwater, with more than 25,000 pairs. The Bulwer’s petrel, the Madeiran petrel, the ethereal stingray, the shady tern or the pink tern are some of the most common pelagic bird species in Macaronesia.
Without a doubt, this region is a paradise for ornithologists, although it offers much more. For all those who love navigating with dolphins side to side, they will find in these waters their own paradise. The bottlenose dolphin, spotted dolphins, striped dolphins, and common ones are the most frequent in the region.
But besides dolphins, cetaceans are the other great protagonist of the different islands that compose this group. Whales, gray and tropical pilot whales, sperm whales, killer whales… The marine diversity is endless.
And all this without forgetting the loggerhead turtles!