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Madeira Birdwatching Trip The Endemics

Summary:

A unique birding tour visiting four land sites including the Laurel forest Important Bird Area (IBA). The right tour to watch the endemic Madeira birds: the madeiran Firecrest and the laurel pigeon, but also several other special birds such as the madeiran Chaffinch. Stops at the mountains and brackish coastal lake will increase your day sightings list. Opportunity to record your bird sightings for the Portuguese bird conservation society - SPEA

Highlights:

Combined land and coastal ecosystems on four birding spots.
Tour led by experienced Naturalist guide. • Designed to maximize the observation of Forest, Mountain & freshwater birds. Endemic birds such as Madeiran firecrest, Laurel pigeon, Madeiran Chaffinch, Madeiran blackcap, Macaronesian Kestrel, Madeiran Buzzard

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About:

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 central area of the Island, starting on the southern coast on the locality of Lugar de Baixo and continues following Ribeira Brava Valley up to Serra de Água and the central mountains. After the summit is reached we continue our tour descending São Vicente valley to the north coast, midst of the luxurious laurel forest.

Target Birds: Madeiran firecrest, Laurel pigeon, Madeiran Chaffinch, Madeiran blackcap, Macaronesian Kestrel, Madeiran Buzzard, Madeiran Blackbird, Plain Swift, Greenfinch, Yellow-legged Seagull, Madeiran wagtail, Little egret, Grey Heron, Sandpipers, Coot, Common moorhen.

Observation Spots: : Four spots with easy and accessible short walks. One coastal spot, one Mountain, one laurel forest and one mixed farmland/rural.

Prices:

Persons
35,00 €

Schedules:

tuesday - 08:00 to 12:30;
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.

Vertigo & Claustrophobia: : No narrow trails, drops or constricted tunnels.

WC Stop & Coffee Break: Yes, between second and third observation spots, in the summit of Encumeada, with its stunning vistas over the central mountains. Coffee included (espresso, American coffee or white coffee. Cappuccino, Mocha, Irish coffee or any other special coffees are not included).
Pickups start at 08h00. Pick up and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Camara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations).
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