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Cory's shearwater nest: live stream from the...

Mon, 25/07/2016
Since last week, it is possible to follow the daily activities of a Cory's shearwater family live on the internet.

The Azores: a beautiful drop in the ocean

Tue, 12/07/2016
These islands are paradise for humans and seabirds alike, but invasive rats could threaten our feathered friends.

Running against the clock to save Europe’s most...

Mon, 02/05/2016
The Critically Endangered Balearic Shearwater could go extinct in a few decades if current threats go unchecked.

This plant's funny name belies its dangerous...

Mon, 04/04/2016
The Hottentot Fig is an invasive alien species that was favoured for its beauty, but is slowly killing other local vegetation in Portugal.

BirdLife in Portugal publishes atlas of national...

Tue, 17/11/2015
The book and its interactive online version feature 65 marine species, with detailed factsheets, maps and photos.

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one...

Mon, 12/10/2015
These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

New protected areas announced for seabirds in...

Thu, 08/10/2015
The designation of two new Special Protection Areas in Portugal has been approved by the country’s government, according to BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner SPEA.

Why you should be excited about the 2015 Sagres...

Mon, 14/09/2015
This region of southwest Portugal is a major migratory corridor for millions of birds: A birdwatcher's paradise. But that's not all that's happening there this October.

Exotic plants, invasive rats, and fishnets

Fri, 03/07/2015
Invasive rats and cats eating seabird eggs and chicks, accidental entanglement in fish gear, exotic plants changing island ecology…just some of the things SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) has been battling to try and save seabirds.

Portugal's birding at your fingertips

Tue, 26/05/2015
Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

Say NO to birds in a cage and on a plate

Wed, 26/11/2014

BirdLife Partner SPEA launches a new campaign to stop the illegal capture and s

Portugal’s Sagres Birdwatching Festival returns...

Mon, 22/09/2014
The Sagres Birdwatching Festival returns, to the delight of bird lovers and ornithologists, who gather every year to observe the beautiful spectacle of different species flying over the village of Sagres on migration to warmer climates.

Ria de Alvor: Pioneer decision in Portugal stands...

Fri, 11/04/2014
A landmark decision has taken place in courts in Portugal as the Central Administrative Court South upheld the conviction of the owners of Quinta da Rocha requiring them to restore habitats that were destroyed because of their development in the Ria de Alvor.

Twenty candles for SPEA and a large range of...

Thu, 12/12/2013

November was a moment of celebration for the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura

2013 Sagres Birdwatching Festival celebrates bird migration

2013 Sagres Birdwatching Festival celebrates bird...

Thu, 19/09/2013
The Sagres Peninsula, which is the only place in Portugal where the autumn migration of soaring birds can be observed, will host the fourth edition of the Birdwatching Festival from 4th to 6th October 2013.