Birdwatching Land & Sea Tour Madeira

Birdwatching Land & Sea Tour Madeira


A unique birding tour combining three land sites on the Important Bird Area (IBA) of São Lourenço Peninsula and one rib boat birdwatching trip. Boat tour includes a close approach to the Eastern islets, nesting site for several marine birds. Several endemic birds on land observation sites. Opportunity to record your bird sightings for the Portuguese bird conservation society - SPEA.


The only combined land & sea birding tour on the Island.
Tour led by experienced Naturalist guide.
Designed to maximize the observation of grassland, Marine & freshwater birds
Endemic birds such as Berthelot’s pipit, Canary, Madeiran Grey Wagtail, Macaronesian Kestrel and also Cory’s shearwater, Manx shearwater, Zino’s petrel and Desertas’ Petrels (March – September).










Why book this tour: An exceptional birding tour to observe many of the Island endemics while exploring the Important Bird Area of the Laurel forest with an excellent value for money. The best tour if your objective is to watch the terrestrial endemic species: Madeira Firecrest and Laurel pigeon. We have added a few more interesting spots to complement your bird sightings.

Areas and localities: The tour takes place on the Eastern end of the Island, between the valley of Machico and the Important Bird Area of São Lourenço Peninsula, east of the fishing Village of Caniçal. The Boat trip gives a perspective of the entire São Lourenço Peninsula coast.

Sightseeing: Possibility to enjoy the southeastern coast landscape between Funchal and Caniçal.

Target birds: Berthelot’s pipit, Canary, Madeiran Grey Wagtail, Macaronesian Kestrel, Rock Sparrow, Macaronesian Rock pigeon, Northwest African Quail, Spanish Sparrow, Hoopoe, Common Tern, Waxbill, Yellow-legged Seagull, Linet, Goldfinch. Other species might be observed depending on the season.

Observation Spots: Three land spots + one boat tour to the eastern Islets


60,00 €


thursday - 07:30 to 13:00;
Naturalist Guide, Insurance, Observation equipment, bird field guides, Pick up and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Camara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations). Coffee or Tea.
Food & Drinks

Please note:

Tour Tips: warm clothes, comfortable outdoor shoes, hat, sunscreen and water should always be taken to the activity. Motion sickness pills for the rib boat trip.

Vertigo, Claustrophobia & Motion Sickness: No narrow trails, drops or constricted tunnels. Boat trip may cause sickness. Anti-motion sickness pills are advised.

WC Stop & Coffee Break: Yes, before and after the birdwatching boat trip at Quinta do Lorde. Coffee included (choice between espresso, American coffee, white coffee. Please mind that Cappuccino, Mocha, Irish coffee or any other special coffees are not included). Tea is also available.
Pickups start at 07h30. Pickup and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Camara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations) .
Same as pick up
Upon your booking you will receive a .pdf voucher. You just need to show the electronic .pdf to our agent.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


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