Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sagres - autumn migration at the cape

During a day-tour to the cape-area near Sagres, we saw the following species (18th September 2013):
Spanish Imperial Eagle, Black Stork, Eleonora's Falcon, Bonelli's Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Booted Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Peregrine, Gosh Hawk, Sparrow Hawk, Egyptian Vulture, Little Bustard, Red-billed Chough a.o.

Two record shots of an immature Bonelli's Eagle (Aquila fasciata) we had overhead on the watchpoint yesterday. These transitional birds - moulting from juvenile to first adult plumage (2nd Cy atumn) are a bit tricky - and most people get a bit puzzled when looking on such a bird for the first time...

A great opportunity to visit the region and been introduced into its fantastic nature and birdlife is the upcoming Sagres Birdwatching-Festivaltaking place October 4th to 6th 2013, organized by SPEA and Almargem.

Inscriptions for guided group visits, boat trips, walks, talks, workshops and many other activities are open. The program is available in English and Portuguese - for inscriptions and all Info visit: 

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