Conservation projects

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For many years now, I have participated in projects and studies related to the conservation of birds in Portugal. This summer, I will be joining a team working on an Osprey reintroduction project and due to this I cannot continuously provide guided bird watching tours during the...

Fantastic photography opportunities during Birdwatch in Alentejo trips

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During the spring, we have taken clients who share a passion for photography on several trips to various parts of the Alentejo, and as ever our tours once again provided excellent opportunities to capture memorable images of the amazing birds. The locations visited provided us...

Full colour in the Alentejo

April has been a busy month for Birdwatch in Alentejo and our tours with clients have seen us visiting some amazing places, observing lots of birds and taking in the wonders of the spring flora which is absolutely delightful this year following the wet winter and early spring...

Birdwatching Fair in Estarreja

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The city of Estarreja has been focusing on promoting and creating activities associated with nature, and in particular birdwatching. Proof of this is the Bioria project which has established a set of routes with information and support facilities for visitors. Over the weekend of...

New bird watching hide built at Monte da Serralheira

The Monte da Serralheira is a unit of agro-tourism that has apartments for rent just outside the World Heritage city of Evora. Birdwatch in Alentejo and the owners teamed up in partnership in 2012 with the aim of promoting bird watching in the area, and last week came the end of...

Spring time in Alentejo

Spring has arrived in the Alentejo and the area is a hive of activity, with some wintering species lingering in small numbers, while many migrants are either passing through en-route to the north or returning to take up residence for the summer. The last of the Common Cranes have...

Birdwatch in Alentejo: January/February Round-up

The opening two months of the year have seen us very busy planning tours for 2014, making website alterations and planning conservation projects. Despite what has been a bit of a wet and windy period – unusual for a Portuguese winter – we have still run trips out into...

Extremadura – from another point of view

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Last week, Birdwatch in Alentejo participated in a tourism promotion initiative in conjunction with the Provincial Council of Badajoz entitled “Extremadura From Another Point Of View.” The aim of the week was to look at ways to promote the bird watching richness of...

Passeio em Évora com Paulo Alves

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Numa visita pela zona de Évora, na companhia do amigo Paulo Alves, principalmente à área de planície e algumas albufeiras observámos muitas aves, apesar da manhã chuvosa e com céu muito nublado. Em baixo fica a lista de espécies observadas: