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ÃÂgueda, Aveiro, Portugal
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Over 20 years of experience in birdwatching all over the country. I have also been guiding groups (youth and adults).
I am available to show my region's best birding hotspots.
Pateira de Fermentelos, Ria de Aveiro, Rio Vouga, Serras do Caramulo e Freita
Water fowl, raptors, passerines,...
Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa
Macedo de Cavaleiros, Braganca
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Located about 20 minutes from Lisbon,in the Tejo river estuary, or Sado river it is possible to observe many different bird species in only one day. A travel to Alentejo region (2hours) is also possible see Black-winged Kite, Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Stone Curlew, Montagu's Harrier, Bonelli's Eagle and Azure-winged Magpie amongst many others.
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
All around Portugal, specially North
Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German
If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.
J & P
Tavira, Eastern Algarve
Based in Tavira in the Eastern Algarve, June Taylor and Peter Dedicoat are experienced, professional guides offering top quality birdwatching and wildlife photography tours in southern Portugal and south-west Spain.
All levels of ability and expertise can be catered for; tours can be days, half-days or weeks; visit Castro Marim, the Ria Formosa, Sagres/Cape St Vincent, Lagoa dos Salgados and other sites in the Algarve; look for the speciality birds of the Baixo Alentejo (Castro Verde area), including Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse and numerous raptors; cross the border into Spain and see Doñana National Park, Europe’s best-known wetland. Photographers catered for, portable photo hide available. Pelagic trips arranged.
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Birds & Nature Tours is the first Portuguese company specifically dedicated to birds and birding field tours.
Birds & Nature is owned and managed by João Jara, who also guides the majority of the activities.
João was born in Lisbon and studied biology at the Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, from where he developed his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry, as senior manager and director of various multinational companies. With 30 years of field experience, he knows the field of Portuguese birding intimately and was a member of the board of SPEA (Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves – Birdlife in Portugal), as well as voting member and chairman of the PRC (Portuguese Rarities Committee). Author and co-author of several articles about birds, João has led many field tours (in Portugal and abroad), as well as bird identification courses for SPEA. Besides birds, he has an active special interest in amphibians, reptiles and fishes. João is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Domingos Leitão is a birdwatcher since 1987 and has an extensive knowledge of all bird areas in mainland Portugal and in some Azorean Islands. He is a bird tour guide for more than 12 years and has lead tours for some of the top British and Swiss companies. He travelled in all Western Europe and has visited North America, Middle East and Southeast Asia. He has a life list of 574 bird species, of those 302 where seen in Portugal. More recently he get interested by other Portuguese wildlife, in particular by orchids, butterflies and dragonflies.
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Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Birds of the Madeira Archipelago
Fórum Aves(Birdwatching in Portugal, incl. Azores and Madeira)