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Black Kite at the vulture hide

Black Kite at our hide

Diving to steal A Black Kite drops down to steal a piece of food just in front of our hide's window. Instead of searching for food on the ground, it prefers to take pieces in flight and eat them still flying or perched on a tree, away from the scavenging confusion. More information about our [...]
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Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Photo moments through our hide

Griffon vultures drinking water One of the most interesting photo moments we get through our hide for vultures. On warmer days, the vultures do not refuse the water we use to fill the natural cavities of the rock. After a fast meal, nothing better than water to push down the food. More information about our [...]
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Hide for vultures

Hide for vultures fully operational!

It is now working in full and with great results, our hide dedicated to the photography of vultures. Located in Faia Brava Reserve, on the Côa valley, this hide is integrated in the Reserve's vulture feeder and it was supported by Rewilding Europe. We start feeding and testing the structure since last March. Our first [...]
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Hide for vultures almost operational

We have started testing the new hide for vultures, at Faia Brava Reserve. The Egyptian vultures arrived already to the territory and we've been getting some Griffon vultures regularly in the feeding station. But now, with the hide finished, we're analising all the details while using the structure.  During the last couple of weeks we've [...]
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Faia Brava Landscapes

At Faia Brava Reserve we see a wild landscape, formed by large rounded blocks, scattered at random. This chaos of blocks was formed over time through the influence of the elements that led to the wear of large granite masses. It is in this landscape that the Côa river opens its way and, when entering [...]
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

New turistic partnership

Following the partnership we have with the Rewilding Europe initiative, we are now official partners of the newly created European Safari Company. In this sense, Wildlife Portugal develops activities of birdwatching, guided tours and wildlife photography at Faia Brava Reserve. Together, we offer nature-tourism experiences throughout Europe. More information: https://www.europeansafaricompany.com/about/partners/fernando-romao/
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Hide for vultures getting ready

At Faia Brava Reserve, the hide we are building for vultures is almost ready. We will finish the construction fase during December and, in January we'll start testing it. This structure will give support to 5 photographers and one of the main features is the large window with special glass, to allow more inner confort [...]
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Autumn landscape at Estrela Mountain

Estrela Mountain isn´t just snow!

The area surrounding Manteigas, in Estrela Mountain Natural Park, impresses with the most spectacular autumn of Portugal, becoming the “Mecca” for nature photographers. This year, Wildlife Portugal had the opportunity to take some customers to photograph this wonder of nature. We share a link with a selection of Estrela Mountain images, held in all seasons […]

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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Red-backed Shrike at Estrela Mountain

Somewhat rare and located in Portugal, the Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) occurs mainly in the north of the country, in the highlands, occupying meadows and pastures with hedges, wooded landscapes or thickets. It was considered a population at Montemuro as reference nesting further south, but the sporadic observation of one or another individual in Estrela [...]
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Nature, Photography and Tourism

Reference in the Rewilding Europe annual review 2015

Reference to Wildlife Portugal project, integrated on Faia Brava Reserve, in the Rewilding Europe 2015 annual report, our main partner. WildlifePortugal on Rewilding Europe Annual Review 2015
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