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It is relatively easy to find parking spaces. It nests on chimneys and telegraph posts even in large towns while the population on the west coast does so on tall offshore birdwacthing and stacks.

This is the most south-western end of Europe and can be exciting in autumn, when hundreds of breeding raptors move through the area. The sea was generally quiet but distant Gannets were usually present, flying West…. Ilha de Taviraan easily accessible tidal lagoon system, is birdwatcjing to Redstart, Melodious Warblers and more common migrants in the mixed vegetation in the dunes, which flood at high tide.

He knows almost everyone in the Algarve birdwatching community, is happy to share his xlgarve on birdwatching in the Algarve and is known for his contributions on the biggest birdwatching forum on the internet. Our aim is to take bird lovers and birding enthusiasts on outings to see as many birds as possible on a day tour or half-day tour. The week trip programme is designed to give you the maximum time birding and take you to some of the richest bird spots in southwest Portugal.

The region is best known by its beautiful white sand beaches and warm weather. We offer the personal care and attention that only a local company can give. Quinta do Lago and Ludo. Many of these species have a very restricted distribution in Europe and the World. This coastal lagoon is protected from the sea by five barrier islands and two peninsulas. As you can find in this guide, there are several routes and excursions for birdwatching in the Algarve.


Although booking well before the trip is recommended, last minute enquiries are always welcome, though availability is less likely to coincide with your plans. Amidst the natural reserve of Ria Formosa, which stretches along the coast of the Eastern Algarve, Quintamar is situated in an olive and almond orchard less than 30 kilometres away from Algrve International Airport.

Click on WAND for tours, guides, lodges and more…. The open, ample landscape is peppered with cork-oaks or olive trees that have withstood the ravages of time.

Beware of really cheap sounding tours, the operator may not be licensed or insured and may algarvd operating in Portugal illegally. The north is rich in scenarios that allow direct contact with nature and tranquility.

Find secret places and special moments off the beaten path and discover the areas others do not know about. We were treated to great views of storm petrels and a Leach’s petrel but the star bird was a rare Wilson’s petrel. Note that the itineraries available on these pages can be altered and trips to other destinations are easily arranged. For the majority of visits, these will include: The species listed in the description may change according to the period of the year.

The weather was overcast and cool, this kept the hirundines and swifts well down, and at scope range we picked up three or four Pratincoles hawking with them. They are connoisseurs of the regions morphology, from the coastline to in interior and its various habitats.

Birdwatching in the Algarve

Salt Marsh Natural Reserve at Castro Marim Covering an area of 2, hectares, the reserve’s biggest attraction is undoubtedly the large number of birds – especially aquatic birds – that can be seen there.

Barrill Beach, between Xlgarve Luzia and Luz de Tavira is reached by a miniature railway for the idle or a 10 minute walk for the vigorous.

On this tour we explore the pine woodlands of Pontal were we encounter species like the Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyanusGreat Tit Parus major and the Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis. Because the reserve is a permanent home to some species, a seasonal refuge for others and a migratory stopping off point for yet others, it offers ornithologists a constantly changing year round panoply of sights and sounds.


Birdwatching Algarve

Casa Pinheiro is surrounded by nature, beaches, walking, fishing and golf courses all close to historic Tavira. Wildlife Travellers see our sister site: There is absolutely no better way to experience Portugal than to spend your days algarvf, walking or sightseeing led by our experienced English-speaking guides. Another highlight here was a super view of birxwatching yellow-browed warbler.

Looking from the balcony, Yellow-legged Gulls were plentiful, a pair of kestrels lived close by and, Whimbrels and Cattle Egrets passed daily.

Quintamar – Ria Formosa Accommodation Amidst the natural reserve birdwstching Ria Formosa, which stretches along the coast of the Eastern Algarve, Quintamar is situated in an olive and almond orchard less than 30 kilometres away from Faro International Airport.

If you would like to experience bircwatching in the Algarve guided birdwatcning a highly experienced birder, we recommend Simon Wateswho is a professional birder near Lagos. Best Birding sites Situated in the Mediterranean region, Portugal possesses a fantastic diversity of habitats and consequently of birds in a relatively small area.

More information about the Ria Formosa Natural Park: If you continue to use the site, you consent that you’re happy to accept the cookies and our Privacy Policy. Further along this path, as we approached the Ludo Farm area, the big inland pool immediately beyond the obvious line of tall trees pool had breeding White Stork…. The Tavira saltpans can be accessed from the road between St.