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Tours in Portugal
 
Besides private tours, Birds & Nature organises standard pre-scheduled tours in Portugal (for up to seven participants), for which you can make a reservation directly.

The next trips we are going to organise in Portugal are:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Tours Overview
 
Portugal possesses a fantastic diversity of habitats and consequently of birds in a relatively small area, so the birding programmes designed by Birds & Nature enable you to visit several species rich areas without needing to travel long distances.

In practical terms, you will find within half an hour’s drive from Lisbon city centre and its International Airport the Tagus Estuary and the Sado Estuary Nature Reserves. These two remarkable protected wetland areas have extensive bird lists that include Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, Squacco and Purple Herons, Black-winged Kite, Little Bustard, Iberian Grey Shrike and Spotless Starling, and an excellent selection of ducks, waders, gulls and terns.

A further one hour’s drive takes you to other complementary biotopes and consequently new bird species in the Alentejo. Here, you will visit both the rolling plains of Castro Verde (the home of Great Bustard, Montagu's Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, European Roller, Calandra Lark, Rufous Bush Robin, Black-eared Wheatear and more) and the bluffs and hills of the Guadiana Valley Nature Park, noted for species like Iberian Imperial, Golden and Bonelli's Eagles, Eurasian Black and Griffon Vultures, Black Stork, Eurasian Eagle Owl, White-rumped Swift, Eurasian Crag Martin, Red-rumped Swallow, Blue Rock Thrush and Rock Bunting.

After exploring these Alentejo biotopes if you take our Week-long Programme, a further 45 minute drive brings you to the Algarve, a Portuguese region rich in protected wetland areas situated on a major fly-way for migrants from Africa and notable in particular for waders and passerines. Some of the places you will visit, namely the Ria Formosa Nature Park and the Castro Marim Nature Reserve, are unique in Portugal as sites for rare and highly localised species, like Audouin’s and Slender-billed Gulls and Lesser Short-toed Lark. Other places you will experience are excellent spots for getting close views of scarce species like Purple Swamphen and Little Bittern. Red-necked Nightjar, Eurasian Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Spectacled Warbler and Azure-winged Magpie are particularly abundant here.
 
Contact us now for reservations or further details (click here).

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Tours is a registered tourism company (RNAAT nº 25/2008 - Turismo de Portugal I.P.)
 
 
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