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Sagres Birdingwatching Festival

October 1 - October 4


Portugal’s largest nature event, the Sagres Birdwatching Festival is held the first weekend of October. This event incorporates a fabulous programme of birdwatching and nature activities and is one of the most important events in the world’s birdwatching calendar.

In October, thousands of birds fly over the Algarve, en route to wintering grounds in Africa. Join the birdwatchers who flock to the region, and make the most of this incredible sight with days jam-packed with activities in the Sagres area. From birdwatching tours on land and sea to hikes along scenic trails, there are plenty of opportunities for nature lovers to discover there’s more to the Algarve than beaches. And there’s plenty for birdwatchers’ families, too – in addition to the usual bird watching sessions on land and sea, there will be night butterfly watching sessions, tours to observe whales and dolphins and even a fossil hunt in the bunk fort.

To view the full program and register for activities, visit our website for updates:

There’s something for everyone – don’t miss it!


Beliche Fortress
Cape St. Vincent, Sagres Portugal + Google Map
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