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Bird watching

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.

List of houses that will allow you to enjoy this memorable Bird watching experience

Casinha de Mozelos    Paredes de Coura • Oporto and North of Portugal

Set in the terraces of a small estate overlooking the Coura Valley, Casinha de Mozelos is a typical Upper Minho stone cottage

Casa da Serra   Ponte de Lima • Oporto and North of Portugal

This house with appealing colorful décor boasts a privileged view to the south of the natural outstanding landscapes of the valley

Casas de Porto Bom   Ponte da Barca • Oporto and North of Portugal

Casas de Porto Bom are the result of the careful restoration of two rustic houses

Quinta de São Sebastião   Ponte de Lima • Oporto and North of Portugal

Gather your family here or group of friends and enjoy the exclusivity

Quinta do Barracão da Vilariça   Alfandega da Fé • Oporto and North of Portugal

Quinta do Barracão da Vilariça located in the heart of the northeast Trás-os-Montes challenges you to discover its aromas and flavours.

Casa Santa Cristina   Marco de Canavezes • Oporto and North of Portugal

Among the green hills and the outstanding Douro River

Casa dos Matos   Porto de Mós • Center of Portugal

Casa dos Matos is an refuge for harmony and peace, that invites you to relax an to search nature.

Quinta das Lavandas   Castelo de Vide • Alentejo and Ribatejo

On the heart of Alentejo, Lavanda is the main protagonist…   Rio Maior • Alentejo and Ribatejo

On the rebuilt ruins of an old mill, it created a cozy space that provides an experience of former days.

Casa da Al-deia   Rio Maior • Alentejo and Ribatejo

On the smallest of the villages on Parque Natural das Serras D’Aire e Candeeiros, we find Casa da Al-deia as a memory from the times moors walked these lands.

Moinho da Senta   Rio Maior • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Enjoy the beauty, the silence and the quiet of Nature that exists on the Parque Natural das Serras D’Aire e Candeeiros.

Casa Mar de Serra   Rio Maior • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Casa Mar de Serra or Casa do Moleiro has a rustic beauty and provides and inviting environment to take walks on the surrounding mountains.

Moinho Mó da Praia   Ilha da Graciosa • Azores

Windmills are a card-to-visit the island resulting from bygone times when the Graciosa Island was considered the “Azores Barn” for its extensive production of cereals.

Moinho do Alamo   Montemor-o-Novo • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Enjoying all the peace and contact with nature Moinho do Álamo us a house full of charisma and tradition.

Herdade da Matinha   Santiago do Cacém • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Herdade da Matinha is a true refuge for peace and harmony.

Herdade do Freixial   Odemira • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Herdade do Freixial knows how use its location on very special way…

Casa das Cores   Mértola • Alentejo and Ribatejo

On contact with nature we find enchanting places with marvellous stories at the same time we practice our favourite activities!

Casa dos Castelejos   Castro Verde • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Casa dos Castelejos is an invitation to discover the most pure and authentic Alentejo.

Casas da Cerca   Odemira • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Casas da Cerca are a Tourism in a rural environment that evolved from the reconstruction of ancient buildings

Casa da Lupa   Odemira • Alentejo and Ribatejo

Casas da Lupa, is a secret place, to be discovered between the São Teotónio and Zambujeira do Mar villages.

Casa de Pedralva   Vila do Bispo • Algarve

Pedralva Country Houses are unique project for the recovery of a village on rural Algarve.