||ALGARVE BIRD WATCHING.
There is good bird watching not far away. To whet the appetite the following locations are recommended.
Pera marshes (20 minutes drive), near Armašao de Pera offers a wide range of birds depending on the season,
but including Purple Swamp Hen, Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Bee-Eater, Red-Necked Nightjar, Spoonbill,
Black-Winged Silt, Black Terns, and many more.ALGARVE - LET'S WALK
At Quinta da Rocha, adjacent Alvor (40 minutes drive) is an area of disused saltpans adjacent the estuary and good for migrants and waders.
Inland there are good sites on the way to Monchique with Buzzard, Short-Toed Eagle, Booted Eagle and Black Kite
possible along with Dartford, Subalpine and Sardinian Warblers, Rock Buntings, Short-Toed Treecreeper and
Quinta do Lago (35 minutes drive) is a good spot for Purple Swamp Hen also Azure-Winged Magpies, Great
Spotted Cuckoos and waders.
If all that travel is not for you, sit on the terrace, and watch the world and birds go by!
For more birding information, try A Bird Watching Guide to the Algarve, by Kevin and Christine Carlson,
published by Arlequin Publications.
Algarve - Let's Walk was started by Julie Statham three years ago in response to residents and visitors who wanted
to see more of the Algarve. The circular walks of two to two and half hours are led by a qualified walk leader with the
level of walking being easy to moderately easy. If you require more information contact Julie Statham email,