The La Tahonilla Wildlife Recovery Center has collected these thousands of Calonectris borealis chickens that have fallen in attempts to begin their flight to the ocean. A total of 2,497 have been released.
«The 2021 campaign takes fifteen days, and the number of copies recovered is quite high with a great response from the public ». The insular councilor values it who points out: «There are still another fifteen days of campaigning, so we ask the population to be attentive and call the telephone numbers 900 282 228, or the one in the center, 922 44 57 77, so that the teams can travel to collect the specimens ”. “A box is the appropriate place to introduce the collected animal until the technicians come to retrieve it, almost always in a few hours,” says García.
In this sense, it is recommended to take precautions before trying to catch a fallen specimen, given its powerful beak. The use of gloves or a towel is essential. It is recommended to place it in a ventilated box, in a cool place, and take it to the local police or call the indicated telephones.
The municipalities with the most recovered specimens are Adeje and Arona for another year, possibly “due to the excess of lights on the coastal walks and the hotels, which generate a dazzling effect and propitiate their downfall.”