The May Birdwatching Week was successful (as usual) in spite of the strange weather happening this spring in Portugal. The week started well with great views of a Little Owl at Ria de Avor and the presence of a Caspian Tern still. Then, we managed to see a Little Bustard at Sagres and had great views of Blue Rock Thrush and several species of warblers at Monchique. The afternoon at Abicada was very windy and quite unpleasant. The observation of a family of Shelduck made us forget about the weather though. We had a good diversity of species at Lagoa dos Salgados and ended the afternoon with great views of Spoonbills. As usual, the trip to the Alentejo was rewarding with superb views of Rollers, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Griffon Vultures and many more. We had nice views of Little Ringed Plover on Saturday and finished the week with Little Bittern, Purple Swamphen and Black-winged Kite. A great week of birding in good company!

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