Showing nature’s true colours

yellow wagtail in grass

Described as Portugal’s largest nature event, the annual Birdwatching & Nature Activities Festival hosted in Sagres will take place this year between October 2 and 5.

Taking Covid-19 into account and following guidelines set out by the Portuguese authorities, the festival’s organisers will be adapting activities and the event’s spaces to ensure the safety of all those participating.

Activities will include the whole family as in past years, click here for last year’s report, and will include workshops, field trips, boat tours, photography courses, history-temed guided tours, dolphin watching and so much more. A list of activities, together with the opening of registration for the festival are all available as of July 28. The event’s registration office will be at Beliche Fortress, click here for more information.

The mascot this year is the yellow wagtail, which is a small migratory bird visiting Sagres in particular from around February through to late October.

The spectacle of birds migrating is one not to be missed, with Algarve offering a prime opportunity to watch thousands of birds en route to Africa for the winter.

Providing all information in both Portuguese and English the festival is open to everyone with participants required to wear the free bracelet, information on availability can be found here

Organised by the Vila do Bispo council, in partnership with the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) and the Almargem Association this year’s festival will be eagerly anticipated as in past years.

For more information email or visit the festival’s website.

Image: courtesy of birdinginportugal

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