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The Company

Birds & Nature Tours Portugal is the longest established Portuguese company specifically dedicated to birds and birding tours.

The company offers a wide variety of programmes, including guided birding tours and bird photography tours in Portugal and abroad.

The brainchild of João Jara, Birds & Nature Tours Portugal was born of the need that he recognised for a quality birding enterprise in Portugal, to bring people to birds, at all levels of interest and dedication.

The company was launched in the beginning of 2008 and is owned and managed by João, who also guides many of the activities (12 other guides work regularly with the company).

Though our company focuses on birds and birding, we see this activity as an integral part of a greater pursuit, namely the observation of nature in all its facets, hence our company's name, Birds & Nature.

Our logo is the Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus, a symbol not only of a species with an extensive distribution around the world, but also of a conservation success in Portugal, where some of its highest densities now exist within 20 minutes of the Portuguese capital.

Birds & Nature has, as part of its mission, a commitment to contribute to nature and biodiversity conservation; this objective is conveyed in every activity we organise. However, we want to go beyond that, so we also develop specific projects in this area. As an example, at the end of 2009, Birds & Nature launched a Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Project, monitoring aquatic birds on the northern bank of the Sado estuary. For further details (click here).

Birds & Nature Tours Portugal is a registered tourism company (RNAAT nº 25/2008 and RNAVT nº 3908 - Turismo de Portugal I.P.), with its activities recognised as Nature Tourism. The company is fully authorised by the Portuguese Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF) to operate in all the protected areas in which its activities take place.

Black-shouldered Kite

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

 
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