Escrito em 05 de outubro de 2022
Bird migration for autumn is underway. More than just appreciating their beauty - which we all should - we can help make the journey of some species easier. More and more, due to human-related activities or structures, birds face many dangers in their journey.
Here are five ways you can support birds during their migration south:
1. Place food in your gardenIf you have an open area, consider placing some food to help small passerines get enough food and fat to continue their journey. You can either put it on a safe spot or, ideally, on a bird feeder that ... Ler mais
Escrito em 11 de setembro de 2022
The 13th edition of the biggest natural event in Portugal is coming up. As usual, Sagres Birdwatching and Nature Activities Festival will take place in the first days of October this year from the 1st to the 5th.
Despite its primary focus on birdwatching, with field trips, bird ringing sessions and boat birding tours, this natural festival has much more than bird-related activities. The range of other nature activities is incredibly vast. There, among many different options, you will find boat tours, dolphin-watching, talks and environmental education activities, hikes or photography courses.
The festival is in charge of the Municipality ... Ler mais
Escrito em 09 de setembro de 2022
The September interview is about a birdlife conservation project - the LIFE PanPuffinus - by the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) to protect marine bird species. It is being implemented on the coastline of central Portugal, particularly in the Aveiro-Nazaré Special Protection Area. This project is co-funded by the European Union’s funding LIFE Programme.
What are the main goals of the LIFE PanPuffinus?
This LIFE Project, happening between the years 2020 and 2025, has the following objectives:
Improve the conservation status of the Balearic Shearwater and the Mediterranean Shearwater;
Understand better the problem of accidental catches ... Ler mais