Located in the southwest of Europe and sharing a border with Spain, Portugal boasts over 93 reserves to show off its 360 different bird species. Portugal offers a fantastic diversity of habitats and birds in a relatively small area. During 12 days of birding, you will visit several species-rich areas without needing to travel long distances.
The tour starts within a half-hour’s drive from Lisbon city center at the Tagus and Sado Estuary Nature Reserves where you’ll see Greater Flamingo, White Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Little Bustard, and an excellent selection of ducks, waders, gulls, and terns.
Combined with birding activities are visits to some of the most interesting historical and cultural sites of Portugal in Evora, Mertola, Sagres, and Lisbon. Wander along winding streets, historic plazas, and squares en route to an array of castles, cathedrals, museums, Roman ruins, and promenades. Sample Portugal’s many culinary delights and great wines, including one wine tasting event.
Check out the itinerary below. For questions or to sign up, contact Cris Heins at TRAVELPROGRAM@GOLDENGATEAUDUBON.ORG. She will put you in touch with guide Joao Jara. Please do not contact the trip vendor first.
Cost: EUROS 3640 per person, double occupancy; EUROS 530 single supplement. Limit 7 people.
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