Environmental awareness

Standing for wildlife in Lagoa

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.

Birding around

One year celebrating the birds of the Algarve.

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.

Autumn migration

Migration time news

11 Oct , 2016  


After a busy Summer dedicated mostly to coastal tours and marine work, Migration season was suddenly here.


Updates from Spring tours

4 May , 2016  


Unusually grey skies, lots of birds and good flowers. March and April in the SW.

Birding around, Spring, wild flowers

Wild Orchids and the end of the avian winter

23 Mar , 2016  

Orchis lutea. Nuno Barros

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

Mega. Snow Bunting in Aljezur.

13 Feb , 2016  

Aljezur´s Snow Bunting. Sérgio Correia

With this amazing bird, Aljezur bursts its way into the Portuguese birding map.

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Birding around, Wintering birds

Shorebirds in unexplored tracks

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.

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Wintering birds

Christmas birding

17 Jan , 2016  


Some notes from the “Algarve at Christmas” tour, powered by Naturetrek.

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Autumn migration

Tales from a birding afternoon

18 Oct , 2015  


Bird movements announce the forthcoming winter season. The splendor of October reaches Sagres, and everything can and does happen.

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Autumn migration

October. The avian world is in motion.

16 Oct , 2015  

European Robin from Darren Bellarby

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.

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