First day of the Sagres Bird Watching Festival culminates with the release of a booted eagle

Until the 5th, there is a lot to see and do in Sagres

The first day of the Bird Watching & Nature Activities Festival, taking place in Sagres until the 5th of October, culminated this Saturday with the release of a booted eagle, which was found sick and was recovering at RIAS – Center for Recovery and Wild Animal Research.

Rute Silva, mayor of Vila do Bispo, helped by some children, was chosen to release the bird, which immediately fled into the sky.


This was one of the highlights of the visit that the Municipality provided to mayors of various political colors and journalists.

Opening the morning, still in Fortaleza do Beliche, where the Festival's secretariat works, Rute Silva stressed the importance that this initiative has for the county, as a promoter of all the potential in terms of nature and even cultural tourism.

This was followed by a visit to the place where, from early in the morning, the ringing of birds was carried out. Some of the captured passerine birds, weighed, evaluated and then banded for scientific purposes were later released by members of the mayor's entourage.

There was also time to visit the small fair of natural and nature-related products that operates next to Fortaleza do Beliche.

A point of attraction is also the mural dedicated to birds, which has just been painted next to the statue of Infante D. Henrique, by artists Malte and Maria. It will open on Tuesday the 4th.

The Bird Watching & Nature Activities Festival continues to take place in Sagres and surroundings until the 5th of October. Many of the activities are already sold out, but there are some that still accept registration, as well as others that do not require registration.