An early morning drive across the island was rewarded with several Houbara Bustards (Chlamydotis undulata, Hubara canaria) at Soo, Lanzarote. This is probably the best area to see this curious bird although one was seen at Playa Blanca close to the pumping station and another at P.N. de Timanfaya. The birds have a tendancy to run off in front of the vehicle so getting a side shot is really difficult.

Chalmidotis undulata

Chlamydotis undulata, Houbara Bustard, Hubara canaria (Photo courtesy of David Bowyer, Aragon Birding)