Europe and Central Asia
15 Jun 2012

Algarve: The bird’s festival is back in October

By BirdLife Europe

The 3rd Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, Portugal will take place this year from October 5 to 7. Sagres is a very special region located in Algarve (South of Portugal). Not only is the landscape spectacular, but its biological heritage is unique in Europe. It is home to a huge diversity of habitats: woodlands and farmland, estuaries, sand dunes and the sea; where a large variety of native flora and fauna prosper, among which are numerous cetaceans and terrestrial mammals and, of course, many birds. Birds are the main attraction of this festival.

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: families, students, nature lovers and birdwatchers of all levels of experience, will enjoy it.  

There is a large range of activities offered, such as field trips, boating, bird monitoring activities with specialists, thematic lectures, courses, workshops, games, gatherings, environmental education, among many others. For more information please visit: or contact Joana Domingues, Communication and Marketing, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal)

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