We have booked for a 8 days / 7 night stay near Tavira on the Algarve, Portugal.
The plan is to visit all different habitats of the Algarve and also to visit a couple of inland sites and take a few photos.
This 8 days is to include a 3/4 hour Pelagic on the 12th September out of Fuseta and another 7/ 8 hour Pelagic on the 16th September out of Portimao.
The Pelagics are organised by Mr. Georg Schreier,
M.S. and Kevin are at my place at 03.00 hours, flying from Gatwick at 07.30 hours, land Faro, collect hire car, into hotel by 12.00 hours, and out on location, the Tavira Saltpans by 13.00 hours seeing
Caspian Tern, 2
Black-winged Stilt, White Stork, Spoonbill, 12, Grey Heron, Little Egret
Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Redshank, Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Turnstone,
Common Sandpiper, Avocet, Sandwich Tern
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull.
After about 3 hours we moved to the Fuseta Saltpans, here we added to the list
Cattle Egret, 5, Stonechat, Pied Wagtail, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail,
Willow Warbler and Little Owl, 2
the day finishes at 19.30 hours, sunset.
A fantastic day birding for 1st day ! !
32 species seen, 7 new species for me to add to my European list.