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...

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...