Are you a nature pasionate? If you’re staying in the Algarve and you like birdwatching, make sure to join this wonderful birdwatching tour through Portugal’s stunning Ria Formosa.
Put on your birding hat and have a great time out discovering some of the best birdwatching spots in the protected areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago. During the tour, a knowledgeable local guide will show you the great diversity of birds.
The landscape you will visit is a mosaic of pine woodlands, saltpans, farmland, marshlands and freshwater ponds. There, you will discover some of the local species, such as the Little Bittern, the Purple Swamphen, the Red-crested Pochard and exotic Black-headed weaver. Autumn is marked by several migrant passerines, including Melodious and Willow Warblers, Tawny Pipit and Bluethroat. The reed beds are important for several nesting waterbird species and also for large numbers of migrating passerines during both autumn and spring migration.
All over the year, species like Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet and Kentish Plover can be observed. Other breeders include Collared Pratincole, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Yellow Wagtail, Woodchat Shrike and beach-nesting Little Tern. Winter is quite interesting mostly due to the huge concentrations of waders and ducks that take refuge here. The Caspian Tern, Osprey, Black-shouldered Kite, Marsh Harrier and Booted Eagle are other regular visitors during the coldest period of the year. Sightings of reasonable numbers of the Greater Flamingo are common all year round and excellent views of the sociable Azure-winged Magpie, the hard to miss Hoopoe and the lovely Sardinian Warbler are some of the other highlights.
The price includes the use of binoculars, telescope and bird identification guides so that you fully enjoy all the bird species encountered. The main emphasis of these tours is birdwatching, but whilst on tour, you might have opportunities to observe wildflowers, mammals and other wildlife as well as other aspects of the Algarve’s nature and culture.
Tours are amended not only to the participants’ interests but also to their level of birding experience from novice to expert.
Join this adventure in this beautiful site and have a memorable day out!