Our quinta has a terrain of 62 acres that is only occupied by a few holiday homes and a small-scale camping, and is thus a true paradise for bird watchers. In and around the terrain more than 60 different species birds Portugal are counted each year. The list with spotted birds Portugal and the photos that you can see at "view more pictures here" are made by birdwatcher and Pomarinho-guest Jorrit Vlot from the Netherlands.
The following birds Portugal have been spotted on and around our quinta:
- stork, black stork
- griffon vulture, monk vulture
- short-toed eagle, booted eagle, Bonelli's eagle
- black Kite, red Kite
- red-legged partridge
- common quail
- European turtle-dove
- tawny owl, little owl, Eurasian Scops-owl
- hoopoe, kingfisher, bee-eater,
- Iberian green woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker
- crested lark, wood lark
- crag martin
- red-rumped swallow
- common nightingale
- blue rock thrush
- Sardinian warbler
- subalpine warbler
- zitting cisticola
- Cetti's warble, melodious warbler, Bonelli's warbler
- woodchat shrike
- Southern grey shrike
- Spotless starling
- Eurasian golden-oriole
- Spanish sparrow, rock sparrow
- European serin
- cirl bunting, rock bonting, ortolan bunting
Most beautiful bird-area of Europe
Also in the direct vicinity of our quinta in natural park Portugal Serra de São Mamede you will be quite satisfied as bird watcher. If you're lucky you might spot a hawk eagle, an Eurasian-Eagle owl, or a short-toed eagle hunting for a snake. It is also the hunting territory of the black kite and there are several different species of vultures including the griffon vulture, the monk vulture, and the Egyptian vulture. Living just across the Spanish border, 20 kilometres from our quinta, there is a colony of griffon vultures. A bit further, 120 kilometres from our quinta, is natural park Monfragüe. this natural park is located in the Extremadura of Spain, a well-known place for bird watchers. This remote region is Spain is perhaps the best and most beautiful bird watching area of Europe. Here you will find, among others, the great bustard.
Birds Portugal on our quinta
If you are looking for a home base for a walking holiday in which you want to see a lot of birds, Quinta do Pomarinho is an excellent choice. The atmosphere on the quinta is relaxed and informal, and the quinta offers an oasis of rest and space in the midst of an otherwise quite rugged nature with granite rocks. The quinta has several type of holiday homes Portugal and camping Portugal available.
Please feel free to contact us for more information about birds Portugal or our holiday homes or camping. We are glad to help!