Monday, 2 May 2011

Birding in Portugal

Well Limerick Birder took a trip to Portugal for a weeks birding. I spent the week in the Algarve and Alentejo regions. I had 31 life ticks among 128 species. Birds seen were, Great-Crested Grebe,Little Grebe, Gannet, Great Cormorant, European Shag, Cattle Egret, Little Egret,Little Bittern, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, White Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Shelduck, Mallard, Gadwall, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Shoveler, Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Red Kite, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Black-winged Kite, Montagu`s Harrier, Common Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Peregrine, Red-legged Partridge, Purple Gallinule, Common Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Great Bustard, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Curlew, Stone Curlew, Collard Pratincole, Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Sanderling, Turnstone, Dunling, Little Stint, Red Knot, Common Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Black-headed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Sandwich Tern, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, Little Tern, Rock Dove, Fearl Pigeon, Common Woodpigeon,Collard Dove, European Turtle Dove, Common Cuckoo, Little Owl, Common Swift, Eurasian Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Woodlark, Calandra Lark, Crested Lard, Eurasian Crag Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Common House Martin, Tawny Pipit, Iberian Yellow Wagtail, Common Nightingale, European Robin, Black Redstart, Common Stonechat, Common Blackbird, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Sardinian Warbler Spectacled Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Cetti`s Warbler, European Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Mistle Thrush, Short-toed Treecreeper, Woodchat Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Azure-winged Magpie, Common Magpie, Golden Oriole, Western Jackdaw, Chough, Common Raven, European Starling, Spotless Starling, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, Common Linnet, European Goldfinch, European Greenfinch, Black-headed Weaver, European Serin, Cirl Bunting, Corn Bunting, Common Waxbill, So I`ve attached some of my favourite photos to share with ye. I hope you like them.


Zitting Cisticola


Audouins Gull


A pair of Little Bitterns

Little Tern

Sardinian Warbler


Purple Gallinule

Azure-winged Magpie

White Stork

Black-headed Weaver

Yellow legged Gull

Cragg Martin

Calandra Lark

Griffon Vulture

Little Owl

Montagu`s Harrier

Spotless Starling

Spectacled Warbler

Short-toed Treecreeper

Tawny Pipit

Woodchat Shrike


Corn Bunting



Turtle Dove

Black-winged Kite

Common Sandpiper


Cirl Bunting

Melodious Warbler

Black Redstart
Black-winged Stilt.

Red-crested Pochard.

Great Reed Warbler.

Red-rumped Swallow.