Birding in the Algarve

The Algarve has a wonderful variety of birds and many places where you can go and find them. At almost any time of the year there is something of interest to see.
So why not join us for either a full day or a half day and take advantage of our local knowledge as we take you and show you the birds and the areas that we know well. If there are particular species that you want to see, we will do our best to find them for you. For further details...


Birding in the Alentejo

To the north of the Algarve lies the Baixo Alentejo, a huge and sparsely populated area of gently rolling steppe and grassland with woodlands of Cork Oak and occasional rocky outcrops.
Here we find many bird species that are absent or difficult to see in the Algarve and a visit at any time of the year is usually rewarding. However, in summer temperatures are often a few degrees higher here than along the coast and early starts are essential in July and August to avoid both the heat and the heat haze. For further details...


Birding in Doñana National Park

Doñana National Park (or the Coto Doñana) is usually described as the most important wetland in Europe and it is hard to argue with that. In fact it is one of the best places in Europe both for the diversity of species occurring and for the number of birds that winter there. It takes less than two hours for us to get there from Tavira. The period from November to early June is the best time to go. For further details...


Birding Around Huelva

About an hour away from Tavira, across the border in Andalucia are several sites near the city of Huelva that are well worth a visit. As with Doñana these are best included in a full day's outing. For further details...


Bird and Other Wildlife Photography

Whether you’re an experienced photographer or a beginner, whether you’re equipped with a range of lenses or simply a digiscoper, whether you want half a day in the Algarve, two weeks in Texas or something in between, we can probably help. For further details...

Birding in Portugal & SW Spain


Whether you’re in the Algarve just for the birds or here on a family holiday and would like a day out, why not join us. Experienced birder or a beginner, it doesn’t matter.

We can provide an enjoyable visit to some of the best sites along the coast or take you further, to the Alentejo or even into Spain and Doñana National Park.

If there are any particular species you are looking for, the chances are we will know where to find them.

We suggest you contact us well before your visit to check on our availability and avoid disappointment, but who knows – we might be able to take you birding tomorrow!

Wherever you are staying we can collect you and return you. We recommend early morning starts for the best results, but that’s up to you.

In Portugal, we will normally take a maximum of seven people at a time but for trips into Spain we are restricted to a maximum of three.

If you're looking for a bird guide for the Algarve, the Alentejo or Doñana, we'll do our best to help. Whatever your needs, please contact us for a price.