in Portugal & Spain
from the Algarve
We specialize in the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain) and besides being the local operator for most of the principal bird tour companies in North America and Europe, we organize our own birdwatching tours in the region.
Birds & Nature offers a wide range of pre-scheduled group tours in Portugal & Spain, which you can join by booking directly with us. Alternatively, we can design a private guided tour specifically for you.
Our birding tours in the Iberian Peninsula cover a wide geographical area, with separate tours concentrating on Southern, Central and Northern Portugal, as well as combining Portugal with Spain and others specializing on Spanish locations. These tours are planned to provide a choice of programmes and seasons and, although focused on birding, are designed to provide participants with an overall Portuguese (or Spanish) experience and incorporate a taste of the country’s culture, food and scenery.
For those who wish a more in-depth look at a second pursuit, we offer tours that combine birding with other activities e.g. sightseeing and culture, wine-tasting, dragonflies and conservation. Tours vary in length and the cost includes guide fees, ground transport, accommodation, meals (in the case of group tours), bird list, entrance fees to private and protected areas, accident insurance cover for all participants and VAT.
Our main birdwatching tours in Portugal & Spain are pre-scheduled group tours (small groups with a maximum of 7 participants), and can be booked by contacting us directly.
In addition to these pre-scheduled group tours, we also offer bespoke/private guided birdwatching holidays in Portugal & Spain for individuals, groups, clubs and associations, at any time of the year. Just tell us what type of trip you're interested in, the time of the year you would like to come and any particular target species, and we will prepare a tailor-made itinerary that best suits your requirements together with a detailed quotation without any obligation on your part. We are able to cater for any number of people, from individuals to groups of all sizes. Typically, the price per person decreases as the size of the group increases.
Besides tours in Portugal & Spain, we also offer birdwatching trips to other countries, full details of which are set out in ‘Trips to Other Countries’ referred to below.
Relevant field guides for participants’ use are carried on all tours, our leaders/guides are always equipped with a good quality telescope and binoculars can be made available if requested prior to the departure date of the tour.
For full details of our various trips, please refer to the following:
Photos by Pedro Marques