Lisbon & Algarve birdwatching trip

Hugo & Catarina, owners and guides of Madeira Wind Birds went on a self-guided birdwatching trip to mainland Portugal in the third week of January 2009 and here are the highlights of this winter trip:

16th January 2009 at Lagoa dos Salgados - Algarve
1 Great Snipe
5 Bald Ibis
House Martins
Crag Martins
Barn Swallows
3 Caspian Terns
Purple Swamphen

17th January 2009 on highway Faro - Setubal
2 Black-shouldered Kites
Azure-winged Magpies
2 Red Kites
White Storks
Cattle Egrets

18th January 2009 at Estuario do Sado - Setubal
7 Goosander
1 Whimbrel
1 Redshank
11 Little Grebes
Montagu's Harrier

20th January 2009 between Castro Verde and Mértola - Alentejo (with some snow during the day!)
Great Grey Shrike
Black-shouldered Kite
Red Kite
Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Kestrel
40 Great Bustards
Long-eared Owl

22nd January 2009 at Lagoa de Albufeira - Sesimbra
2 Great Northern Loon
1 Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebes
2 Shelduck
2 Sandwich Terns

Despite cold and rain it was an interesting birdwatching trip!

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