Migration Birding Tour in Southern Portugal
An 11-day bird migration tour in Southern Portugal is a moderately-paced trip available for any start date you care to name and where you can expect to have good views of anything up to 150 species of bird in the differing habitats you'll be visiting, as well as reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies and mammals. This bird migration tour gives you 4 Full Day Trips and 4 Half Day Trips to allow you to really get the most of this wonderful area with your fully licensed and insured professional guide and photographer.
"The Quinta is in a fabulous location, very relaxing and with stunning views - loved swimming in the lake, exploring the gardens filled with wildlife and along with Frank and Danielas hospitality makes this a truly special place. The birding trips were great fun, well organised and filled with great local and birding knowledge. Frank will go out of his way to make these trips memorable and also produce stunning photos." -Carol and Gavin Lishman.
Based in the southern half of the country the four Full Day Trips take you to a diverse array of habitats, the Plains of the Alentejo for the steppe species, Foia and the Sagres Peninsula for high mountain species mixed with the rocky cliffs and sea-watching of Europe’s most south-westerly point, the Lagoa S. André for marshland and Cork Oak forests and the Faro Salt Pans for waders and other wetland birds. The four Half Day Trips cover subsistence farmland, Cork Oak Forests, various Hides and the valleys, streams and rivers that surround your residence, which is aptly named “Paradise in Portugal”.
This is a one-stop accommodation break, so there’s no tedious packing and unpacking every other day, allowing for more time spent doing what you love to do – getting to grips with unspoiled Nature and really enjoying yourself.
The food is excellent, home-cooked and themed on “International Home Cooking”. It’s not from packets and there are lashings of it, backed by an extensive Portuguese Wine List with an Ornithological theme.
The venue itself is a 5* Tripadvisor-rated EcoLodge, so your carbon footprint is as low as it gets. It overlooks a pristine mosquito-free lake set in the middle of nowhere with no nearby road, so there’s no noise or light pollution. The large surrounding garden hosts a wealth of species, notably nesting Eurasian Golden Orioles and several pairs of Common Nightingales amongst others.
On the days out you’ll be spoiled for choice as to what are the best birds, but highlights will definitely include Bustards, Raptors, Shorebirds, Cliff & Farmland species!
Bird Migration Tour in Southern Portugal highlights include:
- 11 day with Leisurely pace
- One-stop accommodation - no daily packing & unpacking!
- Steppe, Mountain, Cliff, Marsh, Salt-pan and Cork oak forest species
- 4 Full day trips + 4 Half day trips with professional local Wildlife Guide
- Comfy beds in an Award-winning lakeside accommodation
- Excellent food and wine
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Alternative Tour Name: Portuguese Migration Birdwatching Tour