Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Birding spots - Alverca IBA

Spring is on the way, passerines and non-passerines are being spotted everywhere returning from their wintering grounds, so I decided to share a good birding location for Lisbon visitors that dont have much time to spend. It only takes15 minutes to reach it by car 38°53'0.78"N   9° 2'25.29"W, and some southern breeding species may prove to be a good option for northern birders,  Red-Crested Pochard Netta rufina, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea, Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola are some of the highlights.

In the last few days it have produced Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus, Bittern Botaurus stellaris, Spotted Crake Porzana porzana, Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio and Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus shoenobaenus.

Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus shoenobaenus

Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus