12 Feb , 2017
Yet another wetland and birding hotspot is being destroyed in the Algarve, in the name of big private interest. But some are taking action, and the getting results.
1 Jan , 2017
2016 was the first active full year of Birland as a company. It was a year made of beginnings, growth, adjustments, many birds – 238 species to be precise – and nature. And some memorable moments.
11 Oct , 2016
After a busy Summer dedicated mostly to coastal tours and marine work, Migration season was suddenly here.
4 May , 2016
Unusually grey skies, lots of birds and good flowers. March and April in the SW.
Birding around, Spring, wild flowers
23 Mar , 2016
This past weekend an afternoon tour revealed 8 species of orchids, and a Sunday birdwatching around Portimão revealed about 80 species of birds.
Birding around, Wintering birds
13 Feb , 2016
With this amazing bird, Aljezur bursts its way into the Portuguese birding map.
algarve, aljezur, bunting, portugal, rare, snow, vagrant, Winter
17 Jan , 2016
Stories of a January morning, birding one of the most remote stretches of the West Coast. Backstage accounts of wintering shorebird counts in quadrat #121, under Project Arenaria.
birds, monitoring, vila do bispo, west coast, Winter
Some notes from the “Algarve at Christmas” tour, powered by Naturetrek.
algarve, birds, birdwatching, christmas, portugal, report, tour, Winter
18 Oct , 2015
Bird movements announce the forthcoming winter season. The splendor of October reaches Sagres, and everything can and does happen.
birds, migration, october, portugal, rare, sagres
16 Oct , 2015
As the last migrants depart for Africa, the first wintering birds arrive in growing numbers. It is by mid-October, that this “turn of the tide” is most obvious.
algarve, Autumn, birds, birdwatching, migrants, migration, portugal, raptors, sagres, Winter, wintering