While there are not many native mammal species on the island, there are quite a few bird species present of which several subspecies are endemic to the Canary islands and some to Fuerteventura. The populations of endemic species have suffered a lot from habitat loss and introductions of invasive species but we head out to try to see the very endangered subspecies of egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus majorensis) and Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata fuerteventurae) who’s extremely small populations are being driven towards extinction on the island.
The plants you on Fuerteventura are quite few in comparison with other Canary islands, and the species you find are mostly small shrubs especially adapted for the dry and windy conditions on the island. The tallest peak, located in south the island (Pico de la Zarza, 817 m) holds a more lush vegetation because of the more moist conditions you find there.
Squirrels are cute and fun to feed for tourists but since their introduction from North Africa in the 1960s they have caused a lot of damage to the native wildlife, especially to the the birds.