Birding Migration Tour in Southern Portugal
An extended 8-day birdwatching tour in Southern Portugal with a professional Birding and Photography Guide for group sizes from 2 to 20 people, including four Full Day Trips and two Half Day Trips.
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 two 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”.
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.
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.
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!
Full Board, pick up and drop off from/to Faro airport and all transfers inside Portugal.
Pricing based on twin/double occupancy. Single supplement available from €330 on request.
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Alternative Tour Name: Extended Southern Portugal Migration Birding Tour