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Bird Watching

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Bird Watching

We'd be really grateful if anyone could give us some tips about decent places near Canico de Baixo for bird watching.

Madeira, Portugal
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1. Re: Bird Watching

This is a couple of the many sites with birdwatching in Madeira http://madeira.seawatching.net


. 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




Madeira, Portugal
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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

Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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

The Laurissilva Forest

Fajã da Nogueira, Balcões, Folhadal,

Rabaçal, Fanal, Chão da Ribeira and various

viewing points all around the island.

link to booklet


Madeira, Portugal
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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”

Birdwatching and

Reception Centre

Parque Florestal da

Ponta de São Lourenço,


Tel. +351 291 214 360

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