Wildlife photography: Portugal 2018
Birding at the Algarve
October 21, 2018
Although the Algarve is well known to everyone as an unrivalled holiday destination, it is perhaps less well known than it deserves to be for the value of its birdlife and biodiversity. In its variety of sandy coastlines, cliffs, mountains, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes there occur many resident, wintering or migratory bird species that journey from north to south.
I managed to take some time out of my schedule to spend on one of the most demanding but also most rewarding photographic activities - birding.
I'd like to mention that the Algarve Tourism Board provides everyone interested in birdwatching or bird photography an absolutely awesome birdwatching guide [if the link doesn't work and you want the guide just shoot me a mail], with extensive information about species, locations, seasonal information and much more that can be downloaded for free.
All the pictures in this article were taken either in the early morning or late afternoon with a 500mm f/4 lens and usually a 2x teleconverter.
One of the main reasons to go birding in Portugal was my hope to see some greater flamingos. I had never seen one of these in real life and was understandably excited to finally spot some.
There is one more article left in the Portugal series which will deal with the most interesting locations in the south of the country. Please stay tuned!
Thanks for reading!