The Nature Week Sagres tour

19 Apr , 2018  

The Algarve Nature Week was here and I managed to get 3 people interested in one of my proposed activities! I know, I´m in the verge of going into mass tourism…


Birdland went “Into the wild”

19 Apr , 2018  

Deep into the hills, in a wonderful spot by ever constant flow of the Cerca stream, a group of outdoor people gathered to learn more about being in the wild.


Birding, marine plastics & 40 school children

19 Apr , 2018  

As part of the Algarve Nature Week we took the children of Lagos for a quick birdwatching break, and for a fun awareness session on marine plastic pollution.


Tracking down Balearic Shearwaters

19 Apr , 2018  

Balearic Shearwaters are one of the most endangered seabirds in the world, and Butch was determined to find one.

Birdwatching tour, Birdwatching tour, Birdwatching tour

The 8 years-old birdwatcher

19 Apr , 2018  

It was the second time I have had the pleasure of guiding Anton, a keen 8 year-old German birder, and his lovely family.

Environmental awareness, Environmental awareness, 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.


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, Birding around, Spring, Spring, Spring, wild flowers

Wild Orchids and the end of the avian winter

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.