This special five-day programme includes one morning in which participants help to monitor colonies of Collared Pratincoles in the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve and another morning contributing to the ringing of Lesser Kestrels and Montagu’s Harriers at the Guadiana Valley Nature Park. These activities offer a unique opportunity to add to our knowledge of threatened species at a European level and give the participant a chance in a lifetime to observe endangered species at ultra-close range. Even more important, by taking part, participants are contributing directly to the conservation of these three species, since a significant part of the tour price reverts directly to the two protected areas, helping to purchase rings, radio devices and monitoring equipment for use on these birds.

Next Trips!

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22 - 26th June 2017
21 - 25th June 2018

Tour Guide:

Birds & Nature Tours


E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (00351) 913 299 990

Birds & Nature Tours is a registered tourism company (RNAAT nº 25/2008 and RNAVT nº 3908 - Turismo de Portugal I.P.), with its activities recognised as Nature Tourism. The company is fully authorised by the Portuguese Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF) to operate in all the protected areas in which its activities take place.

Target Species

Purple Swamphen, Greater Flamingo, Glossy Ibis, and Purple and Squacco Herons, Lesser Kestrel, European Bee-eater, Little Owl, Griffon and Eurasian Black Vultures, European Roller, European Bee-eater, Little Owl, Great and Little Bustards, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, and Griffon and Eurasian Black Vultures.

Price €



Included in the price is a fee of 150 euros which is directly and exclusively used to purchase monitoring material for these three species (the fee is directly donated to both the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve and the Guadiana Valley Nature Park by Birds & Nature Tours Portugal). As per normal, price also includes guide fees, transfer from/to the airport/hotel, ground transport (in vehicles with air-conditioning), accommodation (including breakfast), meals (lunches in local cafes and dinners in local restaurants), free use of optical equipment (quality binoculars and telescopes) and field guides, bird list, entrance fees to private or protected areas, participant’s accident insurance and VAT. Single supplement: 130 euros.

Not included

Not included are flights and items of a personal nature.