Birding in Portugal
Two Great Choices for Birding in Portugal
Brief Itinerary
Trip Description
Given Portugal's diversity of habitats in a relatively small
area, this trip will result in productive European birding over
a short period of time.   The trip includesTagus and Sado
estuaries (two remarkable protected wetlands),  the Alentejo
(rolling plains),  the Algarve (wetland areas situated on a
major fly-way for migrants), Portas de Ródão and the
International Tagus Nature Park (important protected areas
for rock loving birds), a river boat trip for Rueppell’s Vulture,
and Portugals' cork oak woodlands.  We have also included
several local spots for picking up additional key species.  
Some of the many key species on this trip include Little
Bittern, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Greater Flamingo, Little
Bustard, Great Bustard,  Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Lesser
Kestrel, Spanish Imperial Eagle,  Audouin’s Gull,  Slender-
billed Gull, Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture,  Bonelli’s Eagle
and Black Stork.   Also, we will find Azure-winged Magpie,
Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Red-necked Nightjar and
Spectacled Warbler.  Total bird species should be about xx
to xx.  

The fall trip will likely get a few more shore bird species
(excellent for first time European birders) and xx, xxx,

The spring trip will be better for xxx, xxx, xx.
"Any birder wanting an excellent European birding trip should try birding in Portugal in the spring or fall.  
Day 1:  Arrival into Lisbon and start birding at Tagus
Estuary Nature Reserve
:  Including areas of Barroca d’
Alva, Atalaia, Samouco, Hortas, and Pancas

Day 2:  Full day birding Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve:  
Ponta da Erva Area

Day 3:  Sado Estuary Nature Reserve Area:  Including
Zambujal, Gâmbia, Monte Novo de Palma, Batalha,
Carrasqueira and Comporta

Day 4:  Alentejo Region:  Includes Castro Verde plains and
the Pulo do Lobo area.

Day 5: Alentejo region, including Alcaria Ruiva, Mértola,
Pomarão and Mina de São Domingos (Guadiana Valley
Nature Park

Day 6 – Algarve region:  Castro Marim Nature Reserve and
Tavira areas (Ria Formosa Nature Park).

Day 7 –Ria Formosa Nature Park (Quinta do Lago, Ludo)
and the Salgados lagoon.

Day 8 –Bird as we travel to Tagus Nature Park where we will
visit Portas de Ródão an enjoay a boat trip on the Tagus
river

Day 9 – Visit the International Tagus Nature Park, namely
Rosmaninhal, Segura and Salvaterra do Extremo areas.
Overnight at the Hotel Rural da Poupa.

Day 10: Travel to Lisbon (about 2 hours). Visit Lisbon  and
transfer to Lisbon airport for return flight.
Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve,
Sado Estuary Nature Reserve
Area, Alentejo Region, Castro
Marim Nature Reserve, Ria
Formosa Nature Park, Tagus
Nature Park and River, & More.
Though we are in process
of building this website, the
itinerary presented here
supports excellent birding.  
The trip dates are worth
checking your schedule for,
and/or contact us for  a
custom date. Please
contact us at 720-320-1974
for more information here.
Photo by Faisca.  Both the Great-spotted Cuckoo
photo above and the banner photo abouve are
by Faisca.
For More Information or to Register for this Trip,
call Charles or David at 888-203-7464 or direct
at 720-320-1974 or by email at
info@PIBird.com.
Though we are in process
of building this website, the
itinerary presented here
supports excellent birding.  
The trip dates are worth
checking your schedule for,
and/or contact us for  a
custom date. Please
contact us at 720-320-1974
for more information here.
Photo by Faisca.  Both the Great-spotted Cuckoo
photo above and the banner photo abouve are
by Faisca.
Scheduled Trips to Portugal