Did you know that Portugal is one of Europe’s finest bird watching destinations? There is no other European country where it’s possible to see an Iberian imperial eagle or azure-winged magpie amongst a total of around 330 species found in the country?
The wide variety of natural habitats, concentrated in this small territory, makes it possible to drive quickly from high mountains to lush hills overlooking the sea or from estuaries to cork-oak plantations.
While experienced “birdwatchers” are easily able to distinguish birds such as the great bustard, bittern or kestrel from rarer species such as the Rupell’s griffon and the reef heron, amateurs can enjoy an excellent way to appreciate the best of nature. To start with, book a trip with a specialized company. Bring some comfortable footwear and clothing as well as some binoculars to make sure you don’t miss any colorful bird hiding in the vegetation.
Some of the finest bird watching zones are located in protected areas - that occupy 21% of the national territory. Whichever option you try, you’re sure to be amazed by the spectacularly beautiful landscapes, as you follow the flight of birds intersecting across ever-blue skies. For your own “perch” why not choose a country holiday unit, and surrender to the charms of the famous Portuguese hospitality.