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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.

SPEA calls for permanent protection for Algarve...

Fri, 18/01/2013
Portugal’s Secretary of State for the Environment has halted the proposed destruction of the Pera Marsh IBA to make way for a golf course and holiday complex.

Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

Fri, 15/06/2012
The 3rd Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, Portugal will take place this year from October 5 to 7. In October, Sagres becomes Europe’s major migratory corridor for storks, eagles, vultures, hawks and falcons on their way back to Africa. All types of people will enjoy the large range of activities proposed.

Ornithological tourism project kicks off with...

Sat, 28/01/2012
A two-year project promoting responsible and sustainable birdwatching tourism among birds and their habitats has begun.

Sponsor and protect a Cory’s Shearwater,SPEA’s...

Wed, 07/12/2011
The Portuguese Society for the studies of birds, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal), launched its campaign 'Travel with the Bird of the Year'.

Una nueva aplicación gratuita para iPhone...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Iberian Birds se enmarca dentro del proyecto Iberaves* que ha desarrollado SEO/BirdLife junto con BirdLife International

Supporters rally to save Europe’s rarest seabird

Thu, 16/12/2010
During the summer of 2010, forest fires ravaged parts of Madeira, a Portuguese island and home to Europe’s rarest seabird, Zino’s Petrel. However, BirdLife supporters around the world rallied to help.

Race against the clock to save Zino’s Petrel

Fri, 10/09/2010
Staff from SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) and the Parque Natural da Madeira – PNM keep working to restore the areas destroyed by the forest fires.

Please help to strengthen bird tourism in Iberia

Tue, 01/06/2010
In 2008, the BirdLife Partners in Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and Portugal (SPEA) started a project to improve ornithological tourism in relation to the Natura 2000 network. The project will focus on Spain and Portugal but will have relevance to the Natura 2000 network as a whole. The BirdLife Secretariat is supporting this project.