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Birdwatching in the Aldeias do Xisto

Birdwatching in the Aldeias do Xisto
environment and biodiversity
The best places in the region for birdwatching

The presence of some of the most remarkable species of Portuguesebirdlife, along with a growing interest in birdwatching, is another reason to visit this area.

The quartzite scarp territories with high-altitude scruband water courses in the area create perfect conditions for the presence - and nesting - of emblematic species of birdlife.

Some of these sites are listed below, along with the main species present or nesting there:

Casal de São Simão - Fragas de São Simão (quartzite scarps)

  • Bubo bubo
  • Ciconia nigra
  • Falco peregrinus
  • Sitta europaea
  • Cinclus cinclus
  • Monticola solitarius

Fajão - Penedos de Fajão (quartzite scarps)

  • Falco tinunculus
  • Monticola solitarius

Janeiro de Baixo - Barragem de Santa Luzia/Serra do Vidual (quartzite scarps)

  • Carduelis spinus
  • Emberiza cia
  • Falco peregrinus
  • Parus ater
  • Ptyonoprogne rupestris
  • Regulus ignicapillus
  • Monticola solitarius

Occasionally, from February to July:

  • Ciconia nigra (nested there until a few years ago)

In winter

  • Tichodroma muraria

Pena - Penedos de Góis(quartzíte scarps)

  • Ciconia nigra
  • Falco peregrinus

Rio Ceira and Rio Zêzere(water courses)

  • Ardea cinerea
  • Cinclus cinclus
  • Phalacrocorax carbo
  • Alcedo athis

Serra do Açor and Serra da Lousã(high-altitude scrub)

  • Circus pygargus
  • Sylvia undata
  • Prunella modularis
  • Emberiza cia

In addition to the locations and species already mentioned, we also highlight, in general, the presence of the following in the Aldeias do Xisto region:

  • Sylvia melanocephala
  • Circus pygargus
  • Circaetus gallicus
  • Aquila pennata
  • Accipiter gentilis
  • Accipiter nisus
  • Corvus corax
  • Cecropis daurica
  • Parus cristatus
  • Picus viridis
  • Caprimulgus europaeus
  • Merops apiaster
  • Oriolus oriolus

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Varanda do Casal
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Fugas Restaurant
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João Brandão
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Oliveira do Hospital
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As Beiras
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Pampilhosa da Serra
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Museu da Chanfana
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Miranda do Corvo
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Bem-Me-Quer
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Martim Branco
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Santo Amaro
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Sertã
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Casas do Sinhel
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Relva da Mó
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Benfeita
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Arganil Municipal Camping Park
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Sarzedo
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Casas da Mina - Hostel
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Cabeço do Pião
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Sete Quintas
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Retorta
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Casa do Caminheiro Hostel
Casa do Caminheiro Hostel
Talasnal
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Casas do Favacal
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Aldeia Ruiva Campsite
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Hotel Parque Serra Da Lousã
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Miranda do Corvo
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Panoramic Road: Barroca - Fajão
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Religious tour in Pedrógão Pequeno
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Martim Branco
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Benfeita
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Igreja Matriz de Aldeia das Dez
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PR1 PPS - Fajão Schist trails  – Climbing the cliffs
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Geological Walk in Sobral Fernando
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PR2 MCV - Gondramaz Schist trail - In the Miller’s Footsteps
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Comareira
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Chapel of São Sebastião
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Dia e Noite no Centro da Natureza
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Passeio Geológico de Foz do Cobrão e Sobral Fernando
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