We'd be really grateful if anyone could give us some tips about decent places near Canico de Baixo for bird watching.
. Most birdwatching is done with specialist companies but I am not sure if that is what you wish to do. Here are companies who may be able to help
welcome to the Forum. Madeira is awesome for birdwatching!
SPEA the Portuguese Bird Society have published a booklet amongst many other publications on birdwatching all over Portugal .It has a section on Madeira with much info including location coordinates
Close to Canico they recommend
Foz da ribeira da Machico
Away from the south east coast
Lugar da Baixo..south west coast
Ponta do Pargo and Porto Moniz...south west and north coast
Fajã da Nogueira, Balcões, Folhadal,
Rabaçal, Fanal, Chão da Ribeira and various
viewing points all around the island.
link to booklet
also most of these birdwatching zones have Interpretation Centres where you can meet staff that work in the Parque Natural of Madeira and ask questions about the biodiversity. One of the most popular ones also next to a bay and at the end of the official Sao Lourenco walk is
“Casa do Sardinha”
Parque Florestal da
Ponta de São Lourenço,
Tel. +351 291 214 360
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