We will visit the area of the Alqueva dam, the largest artificial lake in Europe, where we can observe some waterfowl, such as Redcrested Pochard or Collared Pratincole, among other species. In this area occurred the reintroduction project of Osprey in Portugal. The tour continues through fantastic landscapes composed by cork and holm oaks forests and cereal steppes.
This area is known by the diversity of birds of prey: Red and Black Kite, Black-winged Kite, Short-toed Eagle, Iberian Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Cinereous Vulture and Griffon Vultures.
Departure & Return Location
Transport during tour
Water and snacks
Any Private Expenses
Telescope and binnoculars
Field guide book
What to Expect
After driving for less than an hour, we will make the first stop to look for birds in a reservoir and surrounding area. This place is famous for the great wine prodution. Great diversity of birds can be seen in the area.
After that, we will go ahead to the big lake of Alqueva where we search for waders while making some stops and short walks.
We expect to see a great diverssity of bird species like:
Western marsh harrier
Black or Red Kite
Little and Great Bustard
We’ll meet at 8 a.m. at your hotel or other place previous accordinded and after that we drive about 40 minutes until the first bird watching place.
First stopHerdade do Esporão
Enjoy an orientation walk in the area for birdwatching.
The Big lakeAlqueva reservoir
Our drive takes us to the big lake of Alqueva where we visit diferent areas searching for birds.
After an unforgettable trip to the surroundings of the Alqueva reservoir, it’s time to get back to your accommodation.