From March to August Birdwatching Lisbon hosted several tours in the Tagus and Sado Estuaries as well as experimental tours in Southern Portugal (Castro Verde plains). Besides the observation of some of the most emblematic species of the Tagus/Sado estuaries during...
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,
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
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
Today a short stop on an area dominated by rice fields just outside the town of Vila Franca de Xira revealed to be very fruitful. One Alpine Swift was spotted in a large group of Swifts + Pallid Swifts. One Purple Heron and several Glossy Ibis were seen flying up close,
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
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
Today we headed to the northern part of the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve where we spent the afternoon covering an area composed of rice fields and pastures, crossed by several reed-lined ditches. In the end we also took a quick look at a nearby mudflat/saltmarsh area.
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