Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2018
One of the most important birdwatching festivals of the yearThu Oct 4th 2018 to Sun Oct 7th 2018
Algarve, Sagres https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/sagres-birdwatching-festival-2018 VISIT WEBSITE
Each October, Sagres, on the Algarve's stunning west coast, hosts a mega bird watching festival at a time when the Sagres peninsula becomes the main crossing point in Portugal for many varieties of migratory birds, as they head towards the warmer climes of Africa.
The Sagres Birdwatching Festival is an annual event and one of the best opportunities in the world to observe a broad variety of migratory birds from both the land and the ocean all in one location. You can expect to see storks, vultures, eagles, hawks, raptors, falcons, owls and amazing seabirds. Plus, there's a good chance of spotting species such as Storm and Wilson’s Petrels, Cory’s and Balearic Shearwater, Sooty and Great Shearwater, Booted Eagles, Griffon Vultures and more!
But, you don't have to be an avid bird watcher to enjoy the Sagres festival. In addition to an extensive programme of bird watching experiences, including bird ringing, boat trips, field trips, there are exhibitions, kids activities, diving and surfing lessons, paddle boarding, walks, dolphin watching trips, therapeutic massage sessions and more.
The 2018 Festival starts on Thursday 4th October and runs for 4 days. Some of the activities are free and some require prior registration.
Algarve is a likely place to spot a really rare and special bird – just make sure you have plenty of sharpened pencils and your spotting list!
The full programme and details of each activity will be published on the Festival website. And you can register for activities from 1st August.
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