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The Montesinho Natural Park region represents a hidden gem with regard to birdwatching. The area boasts a wide range of habitats and has over 140 different recorded species. Even if you aren't a birdwatcher, you can still enjoy the immense variety of fantastic birds that live in or visit this varied region.
Timing & Calender
The table below shows species that are summer visitors between April and September in italics, with resident species in regular text.
The range of habitats can be divided into four main types: mountains, rural and agricultural, forests and freshwater riparian habitats. With each habitat containing a very different range of birds there is an opportunity to see a wide range of species throughout the season.
Below are some of the species that will be of interest to the British birdwatcher.
Blue rock thrush
Golden oriole Hoopoe
Great crested grebe
A beautiful Golden Eagle in flight
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