Escrito em 03 de agosto de 2021
When you take a day trip to the field for birding, there are a few essentials you should pack in your backpack. This list can vary a little depending on where and when you are, but with these 10 items, you will never be unprepared.
One of the significant advantages of bird watching is its simplicity. There are no set rules or minimum requirements to be met. What really matters is spending some pleasant time outdoors. So, when comparing birding with other hobbies, its simplicity is further emphasised because very little equipment is needed, and the cost is much more ... Ler mais
Escrito em 21 de julho de 2021
The Algarve region features unusual and significant advantages (geographical location, climate, diversity of habitats) that provide a wide range of wild birds. In this region alone, representing just over 5% of the country's total area, it is possible to observe about 395 bird species, which means approximately 95% of all bird wildlife in Portugal.
These numbers clearly illustrate the richness of the Algarve region at birdlife. And to this, four sub-regions contribute significantly: Sagres Peninsula, in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park; Western Algarve, where Ria de Alvor and Salgados lagoon are the highlights; Ria Formosa Natural Park, ... Ler mais
Escrito em 15 de julho de 2021
Smartphones now offer can help birders identify the species they have just seen. You can consider this option an alternative to the bird guide while in the field, as it can be more practical and doesn’t add weight to your backpack.
Yet, we suggest that you don’t replace the guidebook entirely with this alternative. Why? Because phones are not completely trustworthy, as a book is. Plus, most applications require lots of energy from your phone leading to a quick loss of battery. They may also need an internet connection, which sometimes isn’t easy to get outside. Finally, we consider the phone ... Ler mais