Birdwatching festival returns to Sagres in October

The Sagres Birdwatching Festival, described as “Portugal’s largest nature event”, is returning to the Western Algarve between October 2 and 5.

It has become an unmissable event for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike, who every year travel to Sagres to participate in the many birdwatching activities, boat trips and hikes.

This year, the event will feature online activities for the first time, allowing people from all over the world to take part in virtual workshops or lectures.
Due to the pandemic, organisers guarantee that all activities will be “adapted” in order to ensure social distancing.

The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava), a small bird that visits Sagres in the summer and autumn, has been chosen as the event’s mascot for this year.

The event’s full programme will be revealed on July 28. For more information, visit

Text Michael Bruxo for the Algarve Resident

Author: Inside Carvoeiro

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