Cycling on the Rota Vicentina, night tours (to see bats, insects and scorpions), as well as lectures and workshops on birds (from Mexico and the Netherlands), marine bioacoustics (listening under water), analysis of owl and owl regurgitation, and even the importance of whales for climate regulation. These are some of the novelties of the Bird Watching & Nature Activities Festival, which will take place in Sagres from the 1st to the 5th of October, and whose program was made available online today.
For children, the program includes initiatives and challenges such as treasure hunting (“In Search of the Lost Mammal”), or workshops of art and environmental education (“Painting birds on fabric”, among others).
Registration opens on the 1st of September, so throughout this month you can decide which activities you want to participate in.
From the 1st to the 5th of October, visitors of all ages and origins will be invited to enjoy this biggest national event dedicated to birds and nature, through diversified initiatives that promise to do wonders for kids and adults alike.
Alongside the news, successful activities from past editions of the festival are once again guaranteed: scientific bird ringing sessions, beginner birdwatching courses, themed walks (Archeology, Culture, Geology, Flora and Insects) and boat trips .
Registered participants will also be able to take advantage of the event to witness the moment of the return of a bird to nature, build nest boxes, insect hotels and bird feeders, help clean Mareta Beach and hear about birds and wine, in a gathering Special.
The activities will take place all over the Sagres peninsula, which is the ideal time to discover and explore the Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Natural Park.