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Highlights of latest Autumn/Winter tours (Nov2014 – Feb2015)

Highlights of latest Autumn/Winter tours (Nov2014 – Feb2015)

From November to February Birdwatching Lisbon hosted several tours in the Tagus and Sado Estuaries introducing these areas and its species to visitors from the US and from several different european countries. Besides the observation of some of the most emblematic species such as the Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibis, Black-shouldered Kite, Bonelli´s Eagle, Little Bustard, Calandra lark,

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Autumn birding in the Tagus Estuary

Autumn birding in the Tagus Estuary

During this last October Birdwatching Lisbon hosted several tours to the Tagus Estuary, introducing this area and its species to visitors from different origins including from Africa (Luanda – Angola) and the USA (Chicago – Illinois, Baltimore – Maryland). During these tours we made stops in some of the best birding hotspots of the Estuary, including some of restricted access to which Birdwatching Lisbon has an

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Birdwatching Lisbon’s new tour to the Alentejo Plains

Birdwatching Lisbon’s new tour to the Alentejo Plains

his last Spring Birdwatching Lisbon made several visits to the southern region of Alentejo to prepare a new tour mainly directed to the observation of steppe birds. Steppe areas and other interesting habitats (such as cork and holm oak woodlands, small and medium-sized dams, river valleys, rocky cliffs, etc.) were chosen to be part of this tour, which will mainly cover the Special Protection Area (SPA) of

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Tagus Estuary – Spring Half-day Tour (23rd May)

Tagus Estuary – Spring Half-day Tour (23rd May)

We started the afternoon crossing a forested area mostly composed of cork oak woodland and umbrella pine stands. Several interesting species were recorded in this habitat including Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Serin, Nightingale, Spotless Starling, Southern Grey Shrike, Crested Tit, Iberian Chiffchaff (1 heard singing in a pine stand), Western Bonelli’s Warbler

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Tagus Estuary – Spring Half-day Tour (24th April)

Tagus Estuary – Spring Half-day Tour (24th April)

This tour first stop was on a complex of abandoned saltpans, just outside the town of Alcochete. There, we started off with very close views (<100 m) of a good group of Greater Flamingos (100+ indiv.) feeding in the pools, followed by an unusual very good view of a singing Cetti's Warbler, usually a "heard only" species. At this spot it was also possible to observe a male Sardinian Warbler

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Welcome to Birdwatching Lisbon!

Welcome to Birdwatching Lisbon!

BirdwatchingLisbon.com is specialized in organizing and guiding birdwatching tours from Lisbon. Our tours are available all year round on request and include door to door transportation, guiding by experienced field ornithologists, use of optical equipment and field guides, and …

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