Birding in southern Portugal

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Birding in southern Portugal

Postby nkgray » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:58 pm

During the first weekend of April I did my first birding in continental Europe, with a 2-day guided tour in Portugal's two southern provinces of Algarve and Alentejo.

I had a successful weekend with a trip total of 139 species, of which 34 were lifers. Below some of my favourite species, with all but the Woodchat Shrike (seen at the other end of the migration in Guinea in 2010) being lifers.

Cinereous (or Eurasian Black) Vulture

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Griffon Vulture

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2nd year female Bonelli's Eagle

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Short-toed Snake Eagle

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female Montagu's Harrier

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Long-eared Owl

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Little Owl

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male Little Bustard

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Great Bustard

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Red-legged Partridge

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Western Swamphen

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Iberian Magpie

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Little Ringed Plover

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Thekla Lark

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Black-eared Wheatear

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Iberian Chiffchaff

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male Dartford Warbler

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male Spectacled Warbler

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male Sardinian Warbler

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male Subalpine Warbler

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female Woodchat Shrike

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Re: Birding in southern Portugal

Postby gordon » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 am

Hi Neil,

Awesome birds and photo's!

Good to see you out birding again!

Cheers,
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Re: Birding in southern Portugal

Postby NickyO » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:33 pm

Love the owls!

Thanks for sharing!
For the love of birding.


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