Évora, the city where we are based, has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1986, but this is not the only reason to visit it. In addition to the fantastic monuments, the gastronomy and the welcoming atmosphere of the city, several species of birds can also be seen here.
Birdwatching, can be done in almost any location, certainly one of the reasons why it has become so popular. Here is no exception and even within the city limits we can be surprised by unique species. When visiting the Cathedral of Évora do not miss the opportunity to spot the Eurasian Jackdaw or the Black redstart.
Swifts fly over the city streets at great speed. These summer species arrive in the region in early March and will use the cavities in the buildings to nest. In the city of Évora it is possible to observe two species with very similar characteristics – the Common and the Pallid Swift.
Swallows are also represented and it will not be difficult to find the colonies of Common house martin, one of the five species that can be observed in the Alentejo.
A visit to the city’s public garden will increase the range of observable species. Here you can find, for example, the Eurasian blue tit or Short-toed treecreeper, species of more forested habitats. So far, 73 species have been registered in this garden, according to the eBird platform.
Venture beyond the city limits and explore the Alentejo landscape, you will certainly have a good experience. The diversity of habitats around it is home to a huge variety of species.
Do not be discouraged by the absence of public observatories dedicated especially to bird watching. The existence of a network of signposted pedestrian routes fulfills this detail and some of these routes cross areas of special interest for birds. A good starting point is the website, created by the Alentejo Regional Coordination and Development Commission, called Alentejo on Foot and where all the walking routes are marked.
There is much more to share about the bird species that surround us and the places to visit. It is what we intend to do in the future, leaving you now the invitation to accompany us virtually! At least while it is not possible in person. We will be happy to receive you.
In the meantime you can visit our tours pages.