O Poejo Boutique Hotel

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Boutique Hotel O Poejo combines the most important experience of nowadays: originality, authenticity, details, service and tranquillity. A unique hotel in Alentejo, set closely to Marvão, a medieval town nested in Serra S. Mamede Natural Park. More information in O Poejo Boutique...

Casas de Taipa

The Casas de Taipa are a set of three typical Alentejo houses we offer our guests to feel like they live in genuine Alentejo. Casa do Compadre, Casa da Comadre and Casa do Lêntéjo are located in the parish of São Pedro do Corval , the biggest center of pottery from Portugal . The...

Bird Photography

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During our tours we are always looking to get good observations of birds and also observe their behavior. Having a passion for photography we always try  to take advantage of opportunities as they arise and capture the moment with our camera. Bring your camera because you will...

eBird Portugal

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Portugal joined in strength to eBird. This platform launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society is a real-time online checklist program. I use regularly the eBird application in the phone to record the birds that I see during my walks and...

Osprey project in Portugal

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Following on from last year, I am this summer once again part of the technical staff working on a project to reintroduce Ospreys in Portugal. Once a breeding species in the country, no pairs have bred since 2001. Beginning in 2011 in the area around the Alqueva reservoir, on the...

Red-footed Falcon in Portugal

Last May saw an incredible arrival of Red-footed Falcons into Portugal. A migratory species, it breeds in Eastern Europe before spending the winter in Southern Africa. Rarely recorded in Portugal, with most sightings being in the south during autumn migration, this spring saw...

Garden visitors

Dull… I hear you say. But wait – these visitors to our garden in Portugal are certainly not dull to look at and most are fascinating to learn about. Join me in a trip around the garden in late summer and autumn. My husband Cliff and I have been living here in our little country...

Birding in Evora

Birdwatch in Alentejo has linked up with accommodation partners all over the Alentejo region in order to promote birdwatching and attract tourists to our region. Have you already visited the Alentejo? The largest Portuguese province with the lowest population density? This factor...

Bird Watching focuses on Birdwatch in Alentejo

Bird Watching is a top-selling English magazine dedicated exclusively to bird watching and published monthly. You can find more information at www.birdwatching.co.uk In the February 2015 edition, Jack Thorpe, the magazine’s Production Editor, writes a full account of his visit to...

Sugestions for winter birding in Alentejo

Despite the low temperatures of the winter, the weather is pleasantly sunny, and birding proves to be rewarding with some stunning species on view in the fields that surround the city of Beja. Currently showing well in the area are mixed flocks of larks, finches and sparrows, the...