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Rare bird spotted during Sagres Birdwatching Festival

eagleImperialEuropeanThe 9th Sagres Bird Festival was deemed a success with around 1,160 visitors, including from as far away as São Tomé and Príncipe, Surinam, India, New Zealand, Vietnam, Senegal, Colombia and Canada as well as 35 other countries.

The four-day festival took place at various points around Sagres, including Cabo de São Vicente, the fort at Beliche, the Sagres Fortress, Cabranosa and Monte das Esparregueiras.

The 206 programme activities included recording the sounds of nocturnal migratory birds; drawing workshops; dragonflies; mini-courses in geology and an exhibition on the impact of plastic on the environment.

This year almost 140 species of birds were observed, including a rather rare and delightful red-breasted fly-catcher (Ficedula parva) - below.

The success of the festival also was due to the volunteers and partners who already have pencilled in the first weekend of October 2019 for the 10th festival, organised by Vila do Bispo Council, Almargem and the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds.

 

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Comments  

0 #3 Observer 2018-10-17 09:07
Quoting Republicanisto:
Is this its real name ? Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds sounds estrangiero! This is Portugal so why is it not in Portuguese?


If everything had to be in Portuguese this would be a Portuguese web site which it isn't.
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+5 #2 Ed 2018-10-10 20:55
Quoting Republicanisto:
Is this its real name ? Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds sounds estrangiero! This is Portugal so why is it not in Portuguese?


Because this news site in written in English.

SPEA is Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves so the translation is pretty accurate.
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+2 #1 Republicanisto 2018-10-10 18:40
Is this its real name ? Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds sounds estrangiero! This is Portugal so why is it not in Portuguese?
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