7 day birding

At a glance

The North of Portugal is a wondeful area for birding. Its mild weather proChapim real Parus major 400x247vides safe shelter for a great number of migratory species and during the Winter you can spot a big number of birds, besides the residents.
North Birding Tours created a program that involves three different and amazing birding locations: from the seaside mudflats and marshes from Esposende, through the rocky and mythical International Douro, to Albergaria. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to do some birding while exploring different aspects of portuguese culture.
Together with our Guide, Carlos Rio, we will leave nothing to chance and organize everything so you dont have to worry about a thing!

 

 

 

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Birds we can spot

Caprimulgus europaeus

Day 1

  • Pick-up at Porto’s airport or train station.
  • Welcome drinks at Parque no Rio Hotel ****
  • Free time to get Know Esposende and Fão.
  • Dinner - local food at Parque no Rio Hotel.
  • Evening Birding at Parque Natural do Litoral Norte.

 

2 12 2

Birds we can spot

Alcedo atthis

Jynx torquilla

Circus aeruginosus

Upupa epops

Ardeola ralloides

Podiceps nigricollis

Hippolais polyglotta

Sylvia undata

Regulus ignicapillus

Sturnus unicolor

Emberiza cirlus

Parus cristatus

Pandion haliaetus

Day 2

  • Free Morning in Esposende.
  • Lunch (packed Lunch).
  • Birding / Photographic Tour In Parque Natural do Litoral Norte.
  • Dinner - local food at Parque no Rio Hotel.
  • Overnight in Parque no Rio Hotel ****

 

3 13 2

Birds we can spot

Oriolus oriolus

Oenanthe leucura

Monticola solitarius

Falco peregrinus

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Sylvia hortensis

Ciconia nigra

Lanius senator

Cyanopica cyanus

Neophron percnopterus

Gyps fulvus

Merops apiaster

Day 3

  • Transfer to International Douro
  • Birding / Photographic Tour at International Douro
  • Lunch (Packed Lunch)
  • Birding / Photographic Tour at International Douro
  • Dinner local food at Guesthouse Douro ****
  • Overnight at Guesthouse Douro ****
 

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Day 4

  • Birding / Photographic Tour at International Douro.
  • Lunch (packed Lunch).
  • Transfer to Esposende and afternoon off.
  • Dinner - local food at Parque no Rio Hotel.
  • Overnight in Parque no Rio Hotel ****

5 15 2

Birds we can spot

Ardea purpúrea

Clamator glandarius

Elanus caeruleus

Euplectes afer

Milvus migrans

Saxicola rubetra

Oenanthe oenanthe

Phoenicopterus roseus

Day 5

  • Birding / Photographic Tour in Albergaria.
  • Lunch (packed Lunch).
  • Birding / Photographic tour in Albergaria.
  • Dinner - local food at Parque no Rio Hotel.
  • Overnight in Parque no Rio Hotel ****
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6 2

Birds we can spot

Asio otus

Tyto alba

Day 6

  • Free morning.
  • Afternoon Birding.
  • Dinner - local food at Parque no Rio Hotel.
  • Evening Birding at Parque Natural do Litoral Norte.

 

 

Day 7

  •  Drop off at airport or trainstation
 

Oporto Birdwatching Tours provides everything to suit your needs.

What is included

2 Full days, and 4 half days of birding.
6 Overnights in a 4 star hotel or guesthouse.
6 Dinners and breakfasts.
6 Packed Lunches.
1 Birding Guide - Carlos Rio.
1 Host - who will drive you and take care of your needs.
1 Birding handbook.

All transportation in an air conditioning vehicle.

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