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European Nightjar in Portugal: Photo by Pedro Marques

Welcome to our guide to the birds of Portugal! This southwestern European country is known for its stunning coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, its lush river valleys, and its varied landscapes ranging from rolling hills to mountains. These diverse habitats provide homes for a wide variety of bird species, making Portugal a great destination for birders. In this section, you’ll explore our curated guides that highlight the avian wonders of Portugal. From the vibrant plumage of the European Bee-eater in the meadows to the elegant sight of the Bonelli’s Eagle soaring over the mountains, Portugal’s birdlife offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural beauty. Whether you’re observing waterbirds in the Ria Formosa wetlands or exploring the lush Douro Valley, we invite you to delve into our guides and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Portuguese birds.