If you want to learn about Madeira Island's natural treasures, don't join a crowded tour, join this full day Birdwatching tour with up to only eight participants. See Madeira's primitive endemic birds, indigenous forest and impressive mountains, all of which are surrounded by the Atlantic ocean.
First stop will be on a valley surrounded by Madeira's indigenous forest - the Laurel Forest, to search for the Trocaz Pigeon. Next stop is on a high place where the ancient fetid laurels are shelters for Madeira Firecrests and Madeira Chaffinches.
Next you will descend to sea level, for lunch, where you will dine on a nice fish or meat meal. Highly recommended is the tuna fish or the scabbard fish or, if you do not like fish, maybe the grilled steak with mushrooms. After lunch a short scenic walk for a good digestion and, if it is summer, to sea watch some seabirds.
A 30 minute ride to reach the most western part of Madeira, a lovely place to watch Canaries, Berthelot's Pipits, Buzzards, Kestrels and with luck, some migrants.
Last stop will be on the south coast of the island, on a fresh water lagoon near the sea, a beautiful spot for migrant waders, Moorhens and Coots and, if it is summer maybe see the rare Roseate Tern among Common Terns and Yellow-legged Gulls.
If you hope to find as many species as you can in one day this will be the perfect tour for you as you are able to see most of the Madeira species and subspecies. This is not only a Birdwatching tour but also a flora and sightseeing tour as the places visited have very beautiful landscapes and are full of natural history.
Departure Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays Commences: Funchal, Portugal Departure Point: Selected Funchal or Canico city center hotels Departure Time: 9:00am Return Details: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
Pair of binoculars for the group's use
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Not recommended for children aged 10 and under
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.