Southern Portugal Migration Birdwatching Tour
An 8-day Southern Portugal birding tour is a leisurely-paced trip with any available date start where you can expect to see 120+ species in good company. During this birding tour in Portugal, you will be taken out with a professional Birding and Photography Guide for group sizes from 2 to 20 people, including Two Full Day Trips to the Plains of the Alentejo and the Sagres Peninsula targeting steppe species such as Great and Little Bustards as well as raptors including Spanish Imperial, Golden, Short-toed and Booted Eagles.
"My partner Steve and I have just returned from five amazing days in this place. We flew into Faro, and it was an easy 90 min drive up to Paradise in Portugal. The “resort” (feels like the wrong word as it’s not at all commercial) is down a long private road that opens up onto a beautiful lake view. We had Kingfisher room and the view from it was incredible. Daniela and Frank are so welcoming it feels like an amazing “home from home”, with breakfast, lunch and dinner all on offer." -Billie O'Connor.
Based in the southern half of the country the two Full Day Trips take you, with your fully licensed and insured professional Guide and photographer, to diametrically opposed habitats, firstly to the Plains of the Alentejo for the steppe species, followed by 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 Quinta "Paradise in Portugal" EcoLodge
Surrounding your accommodation, which is aptly named “Paradise in Portugal", there is subsistence farmland, Cork Oak Forests, various Hides and valleys, streams and rivers.
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!
Southern Portugal Birding Tour highlights include
- Leisurely pace (with some early starts!)
- Full board - excellent food & wine
- Raptors, Bustards and Steppe species
- 2 Full day trips with professional local Guide
- Comfy beds in an Award-winning lakeside accommodation
- Full Board, pick up and drop off from/to Faro airport and all transfers inside Portugal
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Alternative Tour Name: Southern Portugal Migration Birding Tour