Birding in southern Portugal

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7 months 1 week ago #87402 by nkgray
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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



Griffon Vulture



2nd year female Bonelli's Eagle



Short-toed Snake Eagle



female Montagu's Harrier



Long-eared Owl



Little Owl



male Little Bustard



Great Bustard



Red-legged Partridge



Western Swamphen



Iberian Magpie



Little Ringed Plover



Thekla Lark



Black-eared Wheatear



Iberian Chiffchaff



male Dartford Warbler



male Spectacled Warbler



male Sardinian Warbler



male Subalpine Warbler



female Woodchat Shrike




Neil

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7 months 5 days ago #87406 by gordon
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Hi Neil,

Awesome birds and photo's!

Good to see you out birding again!

Cheers,
Gordon

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7 months 4 days ago #87413 by NickyO
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Love the owls!

Thanks for sharing!

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