Birds & Nature organizes a variety of pelagic trips specifically to find and observe seabirds at sea.
These trips will be made by boat during the Autumn, sailing from Peniche, on the west coast of Portugal.
The boat is fast and spacious, allowing us to reach the most interesting areas rapidly and in comfort and offering unrivalled opportunities to view elusive pelagic seabirds that are normally impossible to watch closely from land.
The use of “chum” will increase the possibility of seeing surface-hugging species and of course will guarantee those unique seabird shots we all dream about!
The main species potentially observed are: Common Scoter, Cory’s Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, European Storm-petrel, Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, European Shag, Grey Phalarope, Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Arctic Tern and Razorbill. Even very rare and difficult species are possible, like Wilson’s Storm-petrel, Leach’s Storm-petrel, Long-tailed Skua and Sabine’s Gull. Given this coast potential, some of the magical enigmas from Macaronesia are to be looked for, as well.
70 euros per person. Price includes guide, transport by boat, lunch, “chum”, free use of quality binoculars and field guides, participant’s accident insurance and VAT.
The pelagic trips last about seven hours (including a break for lunch on the Berlenga island), leaving at 09,30 hours and arriving back about 16,30 hours. These trips are limited to a maximum of 20 participants.
Please note that there may be times when, because of weather, or rough sea conditions, or for other reasons, the trip has to be cancelled; if this happens, we will try our utmost to arrange another date.
Safety and security are our highest priority, both for the observer and the observed!
Contact us now for reservations or further details (click here).
Birds & Nature Tours is a registered tourism company (RNAAT nº 25/2008 - Turismo de Portugal I.P.)