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Azores Marine Bird Watching Expedition Tour

Hop aboard a 3-hour marine birding expedition guided by biologists and naturalists and explore the hidden corners of Azores as you navigate to observe coastal bird colonies and look for the season’s birds at sea, enjoying the stunning Ocean view.

Catch a glimpse

Azores Marine Bird Watching Expedition Tour

What to expect?

Azores Marine Bird Watching Expedition Tour

Jump on board a 3-hour Birdwatching boat tour to the coast to observe known colonies, coastal birds and wildlife of the islet of Vila Franca do Campo. The day begins with a brief briefing that introduces you to locally observed bird species, migration and behavioural patterns and safety on board. Then we go out to the sea in search of sea birds and capture the behaviour of wild animals. Approaching carefully, the Guide will inform you, collect images and field data for local research and is available to answer your questions, so feel free to ask!

Many birds find an oasis in the Azores Islands to breed and raise chicks and as on-route refuge. Seabirds can be observed throughout the year, reaching a peak in spring and autumn with the arrival of migrants and vagrants. 

The islands are home to the largest known colonies of Cory’s Shearwater, other common breeding species are Barolo Shearwater, Common and Roseate Terns, Yellow-legged Gulls, Bulwer’s Petrel, Wilson’s and Madeiran Storm-petrels, and sometimes surprises such as Bridled or Sooty Terns. Not breeding but regularly sighted are Great Shearwater and Leach’s Storm-petrel, Manx and Sooty Shearwater, vagrant Northern Gannets, Arctic, Pomarine and Great Skuas, and shorebirds such as Buzzards, Turnstones, Sanderlings, Canaries, Little Egrets, Wagtails, Whimbrels, and many more.

Price and optionals

Azores Marine Bird Watching Expedition Tour
  •   From: € 49.00 per person

Important info

Azores Marine Bird Watching Expedition Tour
  •   Duration: Under 4h
  •   Effort: Active
  •   Skills required:
  •   Difficulty level: Easy
  •   Languages spoken: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  •   Minimum booking (n_ of participants): 1
  •   Maximum booking (n_ of participants): 20

Please kindly note before you go:

  • Eat light, bring your own water supply, sunscreen and chap-stick, as well as warm clothing.
  • Light food is permitted, a camera is essential (preferably with zoom), binoculars are recommended - please protect your personal equipment.
  • The Tour is not recommnded to anyone pregnant, with weak back, in wheelchair, in delicate health condition, or under the age of 4.
  • English is the official language, but the team on board is multinational and will do their best to accommodate your preferred language (this is not guaranteed).

The Tour includes:

  • Opticron 8x42.
  • Binoculars.
  • Knowledgeable Wildlife Guide.
  • Experienced Skipper.
  • Zodiac RIB Boat (for up to 9 each).
  • Impermeable Top and Life Vest.
  • Insurance.

The Tour does NOT include:

  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off.
  • Water supply.


Azores Marine Bird Watching Expedition Tour


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