On 31 January 2018, we, (my client and I) went for 3.5 hours to the protected area of the Santo André lagoon in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
Personally, I find bird watching in the winter months in Portugal fantastic, there is so much to see. So for those who want to enjoy the sun and see lots of birds, don´t forget our winter offer for the month of February. https://birdwatchingalentejo.com/portugal-last-minute-bird-watching-offer-winter-2018/
Of course we left early and the day started with a bit of high clouds, 10 degrees and little wind. Almost ideal. But the temperature quickly increased to 17 degrees, which is ideal.
Below is the list of 64 bird species, in alphabetical order, which we have seen in those 3.5 hours plus a number of photos taken. The most special was probably the Purple Heron which arrived very early this year. More pictures are at the bottom of the page.
List in alphabetical order:
Great Crested Grebe
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great White Egret
Lesser Black-backed Gull