Birdwatching

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List of Birds spotted by us in the Alentejo region of Portugal.

Until now we have managed to take photos of 211 different species of birds. You can, so far, find 185 species of birds in the search box or scroll down this page. All photos on this birdwatching website are made by ourselves. As soon as we have a new (or better) photos we will update the website with the photo(s) and information about the bird. 

Overview of birds spotted in the Alentejo region of Portugal. By clicking on the photo you will be directed to the information page about this bird and larger photos on this website. Most recent birds photographed are at the bottom of this page.

Iberian Magpie Barn Swallow Black Kite Black redstart
Iberian Magpie, Blauwe Ekster, Blau Elster, Rabilargo Barn Swallow, Boerenzwaluw, Rauchschwalbe, Adorinha-das-chaminés, Golondrina Común Black Kite, Zwarte Wouw, Schwarzmilan, Milhafre-preto, Milano negro Black Redstart, Zwarte Roodstaart, Hausrotschwanz, Rabirruivo-preto, Colirrojo Tizón
Black-necked Grebe Black-winged Kite Black-winged Stilt Black Tern
Black-necked Grebe, Geoorde Fuut, Schwarzhalstaucher, Mergaulhão-de-pescoço-preto, Zampullín Cuellinegro Black-winged Kite, Grijze Wouw, Gleitaar, Peneireiro-cinzento, Elanio Común Black-winged Stilt, Steltkluut, Stelzenläufer, Pernilongo, Cigüeñuela de Alas Negras Black Tern, Zwarte Stern, Trauerseeschwalbe, Gaivina-preta, Fumarel Común
Blackcap Blue Tit Blue-headed Wagtail Bluethroat
Blackcap, Zwartkop, Mönchsgrasmücke, Toutinegra-de-barrette-preto, Curruca Capirotada Blue Tit, Pimpelmees, Blaumeise, Chapim-azul, Herrerillo comun Blue-headed Wagtail, Gele Kwikstaart, Schafstelze, Alveola-amarela, Lavandera Boyera Bluethroat, Blauwborst, Blaukelchen, Pisco-de-peito-azul, Pechiazul
Black-tailed Godwit Booted Eagle Buzzard Black-headed Gull
Black-tailed Godwit, Grutto, Uferschnepfe, Maçarico-de-bico-direito, Aguja Colinegra Booted Eagle, Dwergarend, Zwergadler, Aguia-calcada, Aguila calzada Common Buzzard, Buizerd, Mausebussard, Aguia-d'asa-redonda, Ratonero comun Black-headed Gull, Kokmeeuw, Lachmöwe, Guincho-comum, Gaivota Reidora
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Carrion Crow Cattle Egret Collared Dove
       Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Zwartbuikzandhoen, Sandflughuhn, Cortiçol-de-barriga-preta, Ganga Ortega Carrion Crow, Zwarte Kraai, Rabenkrähe, Gralha-preta, Corneja Negra Cattle Egret, Koereiger, Kuhreier, Carraceiro, Garça-boieira, Garcilla Bueyera Soon
Cetti’s Warbler Chaffinch Chiffchaff Cirl Bunting
Cetti’s Warbler, Cetti’s Zanger, Seidensänger, Rouxinol-bravo, Ruiseñor Bastardo de Cetti Chaffinch, Vink, Buchfink, Tentilhão-comum, Pinzón vulgar Chiffchaff Portugal  
 
Cirl Bunting, Cirlgors, Zaunammer, Escribano Soteno, Escrevedeira-de-garganta-preta
Common Sandpiper Coot Corn Bunting Crested Lark
Common Sandpiper, Oeverloper, Flußuferläufer, Macarico-das-rochas, Andarríos Chico Coot, Meerkoet, Bläßhuhn, Galeirão-comum, Focha-Común Corn Bunting, Grauwe Gors, Grauammer, Trigueirão, Triguero   Crested Lark,Kuifleeuwerik, Haubenlerche, Cotovia-de-poupa, Cogujada Común
Crested Tit Cuckoo Grey Plover (Red) Knot
Crested Tit, Kuifmees, Haubenmeise, Chapim-de-poupa, Carbonero capuchino Cuckoo, Koekoek, Kuckuck, Cuco Canoro, Cuco Común Grey Plover, Zilverplevier, Kiebitzregenpfeifer, Tarambola-cinzenta, Chorlito Gris Red Knot, Kanoet, Knutt, Maçarico-de-papo-vermelho, Correlimos Gordo
Curlew Sandpiper (Common) Tern Dunlin European Bee-eater
Curlew Sandpiper, Krombekstrandloper, Sichelstrandläufer, Pilrito-de-bico-comprido, Correlimos Zarapitin Common Tern, Visdief, Flußseeschwalbe, Andorinha-do-mar-comum, Charrán Común Dunlin, Bonte Strandloper, Alpenstrandläufer, Pilrito-comum, Correlimos Comúm European Bee-eater, Bijeneter, Bienenfresser, Abelharuco-comum, Abejaruco comun
European Goldfinch European Serin Flamingo Glossy Ibis
European Goldfinch, Putter, Stieglitz, Pintassilgo, Jilguero Europeo European Serin, Europese Kanarie, Girlitz, Chamariz-comúm, Serin Flamingo, Greater Flamingo, Flamingo-comum, Flamenco Común   Glossy Ibis, Zwarte Ibis, Sichler, Ibis-preta, Morito Común
Golden Oriole Grey Heron Great Bustard Great Cormorant
Golden Oriole, Wielewaal, Pirol, Papa-figos, Oropéndola Dorada Europea Grey Heron, Blauwe reiger, Graureiher, Garca-real, Garza Real Great Bustard, Grote Trap, Großtrappe, Abetarda-comum, Avutarda Euroassiática
 
Great Cormorant, Aalscholver, Kormoran, Corvo-marinho-de-faces-brancas, Cormorán Grande
Great Crested Grebe Goshawk Great Reed Warbler Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Crested Grebe, Fuut, Haubentaucher, Mergulhão-de-crista, Somormujo Lavanco Waiting for
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Great reed Warbler, Grote Karekiet, Drosselrohrsänger, Rouxinol-grande-dos-caniços, Carrecerìn Tordal  Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grote Bonte Specht, Buntspecht, Pica-pau-malhado-grande, Pico picapinos
Great Tit Great Egret Greenfinch Greenshank
Great Tit, Koolmees, Kohlmeise, Chapim-real, Carbonero comun Great White Egret, Western White Egret, Grote Zilverreiger, Silbereiher, Garça-branca-grande, Garceta Grande Greenfinch, Groenling, Grünfink, Verdilhão-comum, Verderón común
 
Common Greenshank, Groenpootruiter, Grünschenkel, Perna-verde-comum, Archibebe Claro
Green Sandpiper Greylag Goose Grey Wagtail Griffon Vulture
Green Sandpiper, Witgatje, Waldwasserläufer, Pássaro-bique-bique, Andarríos Grande Greylag Goose, Grauwe Gans, Graugans, Ganso-comum, Ansar Común Grey Wagtail. Grote Gele Kwikstaart, Gebirgsstelze, Alvéola-cinzenta, Lavandera Cascadeña
 
Griffon Vulture, Vale Gier, Gänsegeier, Grifo-comum, Buitre Leonado
Hen Harrier Hoopoe House Martin Iberian Chiffchaff
Hen Harrier, Blauwe Kiekendief, Kornweiher, Tartaranhão-azulado, Aguilucho pálido Hoopoe, Hop, Weidehopf, Poupa, Abubilla House Martin Portugal  Iberian Chiffchaff, Iberische Tjiftjaf, Iberienzilpzalp, Felosa-iberica, Mosquitero Iberico
Jay Kestrel Kingfisher Lesser Kestrel
Jay, Vlaamse Gaai, Eichelhaher, Gaio-comum, Arrendajo Common Kestrel, Torenvalk, Turmfalke, Peneireiro-vulgar, Cernicalo Vulgar   Common Kingfisher, Ijsvogel, Eisvogel, Guarda-rios-comum, Martín Pescador Común Lesser Kestrel, Kleine Torenvalk, Rotelfalke, Peneireiro-das-torres, Cernícalo Primilla
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Linnet Little Bittern Little Egret
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Kleine Bonte Specht, Kleinspecht, Pico menor Linnet, Kneu, Bluthänfling, Pintarroxo-comum, Pardillo Común Little Bittern, Woudaap, Zwergdommel, Garça-pequena, Mirasol Pequeño
 
Little Egret, Kleine Zilverreiger, Seidenreiher, Garça-branca-pequena, Garceta Común
Little Grebe Little Owl Little Tern Long-legged Buzzard
Little Grebe, Dodaars, Zwergtaucher, Mergulhão-pequeno, Zampullín Común Little Owl, Steenuil, Steinkauz, Mocho-galego, Mochuelo Europeo Little Tern, Dwergstern, Zwergseeschwalbe, Andorinha-do-mar-anã, Charrancito Común Long-legged Buzzard, Arendbuizerd, Adlerbussard, Búteo-mouro, Busardo Moro
Long-tailed Tit Montagu´s Harrier Marsh Harrier Meadow Pipit
Long-tailed Tit, Staartmees, Schwanzmeise, Chapim-rabilongo, Mito Común Montagu's Harrier, Grauwe Kiekendief, Wiesenweihe, Tartaranhao-cacador, Aguilucho Cenizo Marsh Harrier, Bruine Kiekendief, Rohrweihe, Tartaranhão-ruivo-dos-pauis, Aguilucho Lagunero Occidental Meadow Pipit Alentejo Portugal
Melodious Warbler Mistle Trush Moorhen Nightingale
Melodious Warbler, Orpheusspotvogel, Orpheusspötter, Felosa-poliglota, Zarcero Común Waiting for
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Moorhen, Waterhoen, Teichhuhn, Galinha-d'agua, Gallineta Común Nightingale, Nachtegaal, Nachtigall, Rouxinol-comum, Ruiseñor
Night Heron Northern Labwing Northern Pintail Northern Wheatear
Night Heron, Kwak, Nachtreiher, Socó-taquari, Martinete Común Northern Lapwing, Kievit, Kiebitz, Abibe-comum, Avefria Europea Northern Pintail, Pijlstaart, Spießente, Arrabio, Ánade Rabudo      Northern Wheatear, Tapuit, Steinschmätzer, Chasco-cinzento, Collalba Gris
Northern Shoveler Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit Nuthatch Osprey
Northern Shoveler, Slobeend, Löffelente, Pato-trombeteiro, Cuchara Común Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit, Ijslandse Grutto, Uferschnepfe-islandica Nuthatch, Boomklever, Kleiber, Trepadeira-azul, Trepador azul Osprey, Visarend, Fischadler, Águia-pescadora, Aguila Pescadora
Pallid Swift Redshank Pied Flycatcher Pochard
Pallid Swift, Vale Gierzwaluw, Fahlsegler, Andorinhão-pálido, Vencejo Pálido Redshank, Tureluur, Rotschenkel, Perna-vermelha-comum, Achibebe Común Pied Flycatcher, Bonte Vliegenvanger, Trauerschnäpper, Papa-moscas-preto, Papamoscas Cerrojillo Pochard, Tafeleend, Tafelente, Zarro-comum, Porrón Europeo
Purple Heron Purple Swamphen Quail Raven
Purple Heron, Purperreiger, Purpurreiher, Garça-Roza, Garza Imperial Purple Swamphen, Purperkoet, Purpurhuhn, Caimão, Calamón Común Quail, Kwartel, Wachtel, Codorniz, Codorniz Común Common Raven, Raaf, Kolkrabe, Corvo, Cuervo Común
Red Kite Red-legged Partridge Red Phalarope Red-crested Pochard
Red Kite, Rode Wouw, Rotmilan, Milhafre-real, Milano real Red-legged Partridge, Rode Patrijs, Rothuhn, Perdiz-comum, Perdiz roja Red Phalarope, Rosse Franjepoot, Thorshunchen, Falaropo Picogrueso, Falaropo-de-bico-grosso Red-crested Pochard, Krooneend, Kolbenente, Pato-de-bico-vermelho, Pato Colorado
Red-rumped Swallow Redstart Reed Warbler Robin
Red-rumped Swallow, Roodstuitzwaluw, Rötelschwalbe, Andorinha-dáurica, Golondrina Dáurica Redstart, Gekraagde Roodstaart, Gartenrotschwanz, Colirrojo real Reed Warbler, Kleine Karekiet, Teichrohrsänger, Rouxinol-pequeno-dos-caniços, Carricero Común Robin, Roodborst, Rotkehlchen, Pisco-de-peito-ruivo, Petirrojo Europeo
Rock Dove Roller Ruff Sanderling
Rock Dove, Portugal Roller, Scharrelaar, Blauracke, Rolieiro-comum, Carraca Europea Ruff, Kemphaan, Kampfläufer, Combatente, Combatiente Sanderling, Drieteenstrandloper, Maçarico-branco, Correlimos Tridáctilo
Sardinian Warbler Savi's Warbler Ringed Plover Scaly-breasted Munia
Sardinian Warbler, Kleine Zwartkop, Samtkopfgrasmucke, Curruca cabecinegra Savi's Warbler, Snor, Rohrschwirl, Felosa-unicolor, Buscarla Unicolor Ringed Plover, Bontbekplevier, Sandregenpfeifer, Borrelho-grande-de-coleira, Chorlitejo Grande Waiting for
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Short-toed Eagle Short-toed Lark Short-toed Treecreeper Sand Martin
Short-toed Eagle, Slangenarend, Schlangenadler, Águia-cobreira, Águila culebrera Short-toed Lark, Kortteenleeuwerik, Kurzzehenlerche, Calhandrinha-comum, Terrera Común Short-toed Treecreeper, Boomkruiper, Gartenbaumlaufer, Agateador comun Sand Martin Portugal
(Common) Snipe Song Thrush Iberian Grey Shrike Spanish Sparrow
Snipe, Watersnip, Bekassine-gallinago, Narceja-comum, Agachadiza común

Song Thrush, Zanglijster, Singdrossel, Tordo-comum, Zorzal Común

Southern Grey Shrike, Zuidelijke Klapekster, Raubwürger-meridionalis, Picanço-real, Alcaudón Real Spanish Sparrow, Spaanse Mus, Weidensperling, Pardal-espanhol, Gorrión Moruno
Spoonbill Spotless Starling Spotted Flycatcher Squacco Heron
Spoonbill, Lepelaar, Löffler, Colhereiro, Espátula Común Spotless Starling, Zwarte Spreeuw, Einfarbstar, Estorninho-preto, Estornino Negro Spotted Flycatcher, Grauwe Vliegenvanger, Grauschnäpper, Papa-moscas-cinzento, Papamoscas Gris Squacco Heron, Ralreiger, Rallenreiher, Papa-ratos, Garcilla Cangrejera
Stonechat Stone Curlew Swift Teal
Stonechat, Roodborsttapuit, Schwarzkehlchen, Cartaxo-comum, Tarabilla comun Stone Curlew, Griel, Triel, Alcaravão, Alcaraván Común Common Swift Portugal Teal Alentejo Portugal
(Ruddy) Turnstone Tufted Duck Turtle Dove Water Rail
Ruddy Turnstone, Steenloper, Steinwalzer, Rola-do-mar, Vuelvepiedras Comúm Tufted Duck, Kuifeend, Reiherente, Zarro-negrinha, Porrón Moñudo Turtle Dove, Zomertortel, Turteltaube, Rola-comum, Tórtola Europea Water Rail, Waterral, Wasserralle, Frango-d’água, Rascón Europeo
Waterpipit (Common) Waxbill Whimbrel Whinchat
Water Pipit, Waterpieper, Bergpieper, Petinha-ribeirinha, Bisbita Alpino Common Waxbill, Sint-helenafazantje, Wellenastrild, Bico-de-lacre, Pico de Coral Whimbrel, Regenwulp, Regenbrachvogel, Maçarico-galego, Zarapito trinador Whinchat, Paapje, Braunkelchen, Cartaxo-nortenho, Tarabilla Norteña
White Stork White Wagtail Wigeon Willow Warbler
White Stork, Ooievaar, Weissstork, Ciguena comun White Wagtail, Witte Kwikstaart,Bachstelze, Lavandera blanca Waiting for
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Willow Warbler, Fitis, Felosa-musical, Mosquitero de los Sauces
Woodchat Shrike Woodlark Wren Wryneck
Woodchat Shrike, Roodkopklauwier, Rotkopfwurger, Picanço-barreteiro, Alcaudon comun Woodlark, Boomleeuwerik, Heidelerche, Totovia, Cotovia pequena Wren, Winterkoning, Zaunkönig, Carriça, Chocin Común Wryneck, Draaihals, Wendehals, Torcicolo, Torcecuello Euroasiatico
Jackdaw Yellow-legged Gull Little Ringed Plover Zitting Cisticola
Soon Yellow-legged Gull, Geelpootmeeuw, Mittelmeermöwe, Gaivota-de-patas-amarelas, Gaviota patiamarilla Little Ringed Plover, Kleine Plevier, Flußregenpfeifer, Borrelho-pequeno-de-coleira, Chorlitejo Chico Zitting Cisticola, Graszanger, Cistensänger, Fuinha-dos-juncos, Buitrón Común
Kentish Plover Blackbird Spotted Redshank Bar-tailed Godwit
Kentish Plover Alentejo  Blackbird, Merel, Amsel, Melro Preto, Mirlo Común Spotted Redshank, Zwarte Ruiter, Dunkler Wasserläufer, Perna-vermelha-escuro, Archibebe Oscuro Bar-tailed Godwit, Rosse Grutto, Pfuhlschnepfe, Fuselo, Aguja Colipinta
Peregrine Falcon Golden Plover Thekla Lark Gannet
 Peregrine Falcon, Slechtvalk, Wanderfalke-peregrinus, Falcão-peregrino, Halcón Peregrino Golden Plover, Goudplevier, Goldregenpfeifer, Tarambola-dourada, Chorlito Dorado Europeo Thekla Lark, Theklaleeuwerik, Theklalerche, Cotovia-montesina, Cogujada Montesina annet, Jan-van-gent, Basstölpel, Ganso-patola, Alcatraz Atlántico
Sparrowhawk Magpie Sandwich Tern Lesser Black-backed Gull
Sparrowhawk Alentejo Portugal Soon Sandwich Tern Alentejo Portugal Soon
Gadwall Mediterranean Gull Firecrest Hobby
Gadwall, Krakeend, Schatterente, Frisada, Anada Friso Mediterranean Gull, Zwartkopmeeuw, Schwarzkopmöwe, Gaivota-de-cabeça-preta, Gaivota Cabecinegra Firecrest, Vuurgoudhaan,Sommergoldhänchen, Estrelinha-de-cabeça-listada, Reyezuelo Listado Soon
Oystercatcher Curlew Dunnock Calandra Lark
Waiting for
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Curlew, Wulp, Großer Brachvogel, Maçarico Real, Zarapito Real Dunnock, Heggenmus, Heckenbraunell, Ferreirinha Comum, Acentor Común Calandra Lark, Kalanderleeuwerik, Kalanderlerche, Calhandra-comum, Calandria Común
Crane Egyptian Vulture Little Bustard Great Spotted Cuckoo
Crane, Kraanvogel, Kranich, Grou-comum, Grulla Común Egyptian Vulture, Aasgier, Schmutzgeier, Abutre do Egipto, Alimoche Comúm Little Bustard, Kleine Trap, Zwergtrappe, Sisão, Sisón Común Great Spotted Cuckoo, Kuifkoekoek, Häherkuckuck, Cuco-rabilongo, Crialo Europeo
Ferruginous Duck Jack Snipe Garganey Western Black-eared Wheatear
Ferruginous Duck, Witoogeend, Moorente, Zarro-castanho, Porrón Pardo Waiting for
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Waiting for
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Western Black-eared Wheatear Alentejo Portugal
Caspian Tern Tawny Pipit Wood Pigeon Ruddy Duck
Caspian Tern, Reuzenstern, Raubseeschwalbe, Gaivinha-de-bico-vermelha, Pagaza Piquirroja Tawny Pipit, Duinpieper, Brachpieper, Petinha-dos-campos, Bisbita Campestre Waiting for
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Waiting for
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Collared Pratincole Cinereous Vulture Gull-billed Tern Spanish Imperial Eagle
Collared Pratincole, Vorkstaartplevier, Rotflügel-Brachschwalbe, Perdiz-do-mar, Canastera Común Cinereous Vulture, Monniksgier, Mönchsgeier, Abutre-preto, Buitre Negro Gull-billed Tern, Lachstern, Lachseeschwalbe, Gaivina-de-bico-preto, Pagaza Piconegra Spanish Imperial Eagle, Spaanse Keizerarend, Spanischer Kaiseradler, Águia-imperial-ibérica, Águila Imperial Ibérica
Egyptian Goose Golden Eagle Crag Martin Yellow-crowned Bishop
Soon Crag Martin, Rotszwaluw, Felsenschwalbe, Andorinha das rochas, Avión Roguero Crag Martin, Rotszwaluw, Felsenschwalbe, Andorinha das rochas, Avión Roguero Yellow-crowned Bishop, Napoleonwever, Tahaweber, Bispo-de-coroa-amarela, Obispo Coronigualdo
Blue Rock Thrush Black Stork Rock Bunting Reed Bunting
Blue Rock Thrush, Blauwe Rotslijster, Blaumerle, Melro-azul, Roquero Solitario Black Stork, Zwarte Ooievaar, Schwarstorch, Cegonha-preta, Cigüeña Negra Rock Bunting, Grijze Gors, Zippammer, Cia, Escribano Montesino Reed Bunting, Rietgors, Rohrammer, Escrevedeira dos caniços, Escribano Palustre
Dartford Warbler Western Orphean Warbler Mallard Skylark
Dartford Warbler, Provencaalse Grasmus, Provencegrasmücke, Felosa do Mato, Curruca Rabilarga Western Orphean Warbler, Westelijke Orpheusgrasmus, Westliche Orpheusgrasmücke, Toutinegra-real, Curruca Mirlona Waiting for
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Waiting for
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Razorbill Sedge Warbler Wood Sandpiper Dotterel
Waiting for
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Sedge Warbler, Rietzanger, Schilfrohrsänger, Felosa dos Juncos, Carricerín Común Wood Sandpiper, Bosruiter, Bruchwasserlaufer, Maçarico-de-dorso-malhado, Andarrios Bastardo Dotterel, Morinelplevier, Mornellregenpfeifer, Borrelho-ruivo, Chorlito Carambolo
Stock Dove Bonelli´s Eagle Red-knobbed Coot Wood Duck
Soon Bonelli´s Eagle, Havikarend, Habichtsadler, Águia de Bonelli, Águila-azor Perdicera Waiting for
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Soon

 

House Sparrow Great Skua Balearic Shearwater Leach´s Storm Petrel
Soon Soon Soon Leach´s Storm Petrel, Vaal Stormvogeltje, Wellenläufer, Painho de cauda forcada, Paiño Boreal

 

Avocet Purple Sandpiper Pheasant ?
Soon Purple Sandpiper, Paarse Strandloper, Meerstrandläufer, Pilrito-escuto, Correlimos Oscuro Soon Soon

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