Bird Watching Festival has activities for the whole family

Registration for the 3rd edition of the Bird Watching Festival, which runs from September 30th to 7th […]

Registration for the 3rd edition of Bird Watching Festival, which takes place between September 30th and October 7th, in Sagres, are already open.

The initiative promoted by the Municipality of Vila do Bispo and the Almargem Association, which has the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds as the executing entity, offers participants an even more varied range of activities, aimed at adults and children.

Birds are the main attraction of this festival, which aims to promote and promote ornithological tourism in the Algarve region and position Sagres as a mandatory destination for birdwatchers, national and foreign.

However, it will also be possible to participate in dolphin watching activities or even take a donkey ride. The objective is to complement bird watching with other activities related to nature, attractive to the whole family.

This year, the Festival was extended to more days, extending for a week. In the first days, the Festival will be open only to specific audiences, namely, companies, technicians from City Councils, Universities, schools in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, hunters, fishermen and the local population.

The festival's doors open to the general public on the last three days of the event, from October 5th to 7th.

The planned activities will be divided into field trips, boat trips, bird monitoring actions accompanied by experts, thematic mini-courses, courses, games, gatherings, among many others. For the family, the highlights are the environmental education workshops, the construction of nest boxes, the donkey and horse rides, and much more!

Local agents, including accommodation, restaurants and tourist entertainment, joined together to receive the participants in the best possible way, offering special prices.

The Sagres Peninsula, in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, is part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina and is one of the most important areas of the Algarve and the country for birdlife. This place is home to unique species in the region and is the scene of a natural phenomenon that, in Portugal, is not similar – the autumnal migration of gliding birds.

From August to November, this area becomes the main migratory corridor in the country for storks, eagles, vultures, hawks, falcons, etc., being possible to observe practically all species of gliding birds that occur in Portugal, as well as some rarities. Sagres is also a very interesting place to observe marine birds, steppe birds, passerines, among others.

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This edition is once again funded by POAlgarve 21, which finances 65% of the event, which is one of the many actions of the “Via Algarviana II – Ecotourism in the Interior of the Algarve” Project, of which Associação Almargem is the promoter and the Municipality of Vila do Bispo partner.

The 3rd Edition of the Sagres Bird Watching Festival is an action within the scope of the Via Algarviana II application, approved for 1,4 million euros, and which benefits from the co-financing of 950 euros from PO Algarve 21, European QREN funds . The National contribution will be of 512 thousand euros shared by Almargem, Autarquias, ATA and ERTA.



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