Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2017

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During my semestre at the University of the Algarve in Faro, my girlfriend and I visited Sagres for the Sagres Birdwatching Festival 2017. The festival took place in and around Sagres the 04th till 08th of october during the autumn bird migration. In october, the Sagres peninsula at the Algarve becomes one of the main crossing points in Portugal during the autmn migration. During the fetsival, there was a huge variety of activities offered ranging from field trips to lectures to boat trips and kayak tours.

For us, the birding day started early in the morning with a field trip to Portada de Atalia. The day started with a lot of frequent songbirds but also some more special bird like european shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and the iberian magpie (Cyanopica cooki). The started with plenty of songbirds like the european stonechat (Saxicola rubicola), spotted…

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