National Park Serra de São Mamede Portugal – where Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo has its unique location – is a paradise for everything that has to do with spotting rare and beautiful birds. Many birdwatchers spend here like their holidays.
At the campsite are several places that are suitable for observing in peace, photographing and filming birds that want to stay during your stay in this area.
Recently a piece of the mountain from the campsite is cleaned of weeds and here’s a passage is created through the old wall, so that our guests are able to have a beautiful, elevated, accessible observation point.
Storks, here’s a picture from the site of a beautiful white stork, including the more rare black stork, can it see in the immediate vicinity of the Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo, both stately progress – looking for food or material to the build nests and also pretty low flying.
Here a unique photo of a family of black storks on a rock along the Tagus. Photographed from the tour boat with which a nice day trip on this Spanish river can be made at the Portuguese border.
It is also very touching, sometimes amazing to see every year how parents teach young people their flying skills and then together explore.
The rare griffon vulture, the nest a few kilometers from here in two large rocks at the Spanish border.
Open this picture which is made by a very simple camera, and you can zoom right, then you will find no less than six litters with griffon vultures, from which – in February – one as a couple. In the 888 meter high rock formation Sao Bras, on the Portuguese side of the border. Immediately after the border with Spain, El Pino, are spotted more nests. We give you a general idea here. Here you yourself obviously do much more with your photos and movie set, but we like to leave that to our guests.
As an attentive birdwatcher, you suddenly come across a dozen griffon vultures that have found their prey on a piece of land.
The vulture you encounter in this area. In they are – by the warm to hot daytime temperatures – or morning during “breakfast time” and in the evening usually seen after 20:00. In any case, usually during the hottest part of the day.
Near the campsite, on the Spanish border is a gas station and besides that a bar with terrace, from there you have a beautiful and clear view of the rock formations.
The nests of massive vultures you can identify very easy. But also through the other side of this mountain – El Pino – you can also can get some closer to these rocks. Of course without disturbing this unique habitat.
Thanks to birdwatchers, guests at the campsite we succeed more and more to collect unique – homemade – pictures on this page for the bird watchers. These are the birds that actually have be seen on the campground or in the very close proximity. Thus, we managed to almost all previous images of the birds (often received from our guests) this information for birdwatchers with unique own pictures.
Also on the campsite movie page, you get images of homemade videos about everything that comes into contact with birdwatching.
On the border with Spain, you can enjoy the huge Golden Eagles and the Spanish Imperial Eagle on nice days to come flying over the site, they also have their nests in the different rock formations at the border.
You can spot even more special eagles, as the serpent eagle
Booted Eagle, Aquila pennata, has a wingspan up to 135 cm
and Bonelli’s eagle, the latter is also the symbol of the Natural Park of Sao Mamede.
Here the medium Hawk Eagle at a glance
Even the smallest vulture, the Egyptian vulture is in our area.
The impressive rock formations you can approach very close to the car to the limit and it is – from the other side of this rock – on foot to do very well to be able to approach very close to this exclusive paradise of griffon vulture, but their lives, yet not to disrupt.
A bird particularly liked is the Kestrel
The following birds are found in the park where Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo Alentejo is part of.
The black kite and the red kite, this photo was taken at the site, it seems that our camper – the photographer – here also got a special glimpse of the Red Kite.
The honey buzzard
The red-legged partridge, a beautiful bird like in the picture
The Turtle Dove and even tropical bird Common Waxbill is seen next camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo
European bee-eater is also a very special bird and we regularly see very satisfied guests once again this bird is observed
Also called Saxicola rubicola – – The near the campsite spotted songbird Stonechat a beautiful bird – which previously has always been among the thrushes, but more recently scaled the Muscicapidae.
Beautiful for any birder that you as a guest of the campsite very close also another can photograph the female:
Also not to be missed, is the Cuckoo really does its best in the spring of themselves to be heard over the valley.
The Cattle Egret is also on the fields around the camp.
These beautiful blue heron has been spotted near the camp site
The little egret, bird’s eye view of the site
The Nycticorax one of the smallest herons, also called Louie, is seen at the site
More and more we see unusual birds on the site. We see happy here many times throughout the great crested lark camp honor of the Aulaudidae family. In the Netherlands, this has become a rare bird, but around the camp are being seen a lot.
The family, the skylark has also been spotted on the site. The striking thing about this bird is its huge singing while flying up. There seems to float anything, then sing again without coming down.
A songbird with the beautiful name Thekla Lark
Forestry, stone and the Eurasian scops owl. The small, somewhat squat stone owl is many a guest on and around the campsite
Hop, with its reddish brown feathers, with a long crest with points gets up at alerting law. This insectivorous mud rooster, because in the breeding season there will be a best air from, because the nest is never cleaned, is a wader. You also see him walking regularly on the tent field.
And Alcedo atthis, by us called the kingfisher.
The beautiful Roller – the Coracias garrulus – which you can see below, a bird that has fallen considerably in Europe. She is still to find in the middle of Europe, belongs to the rarity.
Like in this picture taken from the campsite, is the typical behavior of the hustler that you can take this rare bird on a sort of lookout to. From here they dive for their food to bring it immediately, to the same post, there to eat the meal.
But we are still not there, because these birds are also found in this therefore unique park where our campsite Beira-Marvão Alentejo may be present.
This beautiful Spotted Woodpecker is behind the site captured Iberian green woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker and the equally magnificent great spotted woodpecker, the beautiful Latin name Dendrocopos major belongs to the picadae family.
The turning neck
The crested but also the Woodlark (Lullula arborea), an indigenous bird
The roods spout and the rock swallow
The beautiful singing Swallow – belonging to the family Hirundinidae
The nightingale, the Saxicolinae family, who shows his singing regularly.
The equipped with a pointed beak, thick active bird, the nuthatch
The blue rock thrush
The little black-headed sparrow, as you can see on the pictures
and the Subalpine Warbler.
The Phylloscopus trochilus, or the Willow Warbler is spotted, as seen in these pictures. It is a twin bird, the Warbler, the latter makes the tjif-tjaf sound. The Willow Warbler is very musical, which is behind the site is also very audible.
Cute singer grass in the wild in Portugal is of course a real experience, as well as the ability to film or photograph the Cetti’s Warbler
Like all birds on this page, is this bird, the warbler on or near Camping Beira-Marvao Alentejo put in the picture
The Orpheus mockingbird
The beautifully colored blue tit
The Laniidae throated shrike, breeds in southern Europe and attracts to Africa
The Red-backed Shrike, the smallest unit of this type. The special thing about this bird is that it is the habit to pin the prey, such as barbed wire and thorns.
Southern Grey Shrike is also present.
The blue and black & white magpie are also present and appears to be fond of dog biscuits.
Here right Shrike that occurs earlier in the northern European countries than with us in the area of the campsite.
The black starling come here in this park of Portugal fairly common.
This songbird, the White Wagtail was filmed on the site and photographed. This bird is also known as an Pieper.
Here is a photo taken of the insectivorous Wheatear on camping
Also as separate colored Goldfinch – Goldfinch also mentioned can be added by yourself to your photo or video collection
The Wheatear, right here, as put in the picture, a true flycatcher with a fairly distinctive markings on the tail
Also as separate colored. What about the gorgeous singing Golden Oriole, schittende deep yellow colored birds that (also the land of the campsite) knows to hide, but can be photographed with the necessary patience
Here again some exclusive pictures of this beautiful fig bird, the Golden Oriole. Goldfinch – also called Putter can be added by yourself to your photo or video collection.
Spanish sparrow and Rock Sparrow
The European canary, a little birdie and belonging to the chordate, living generally on the Canary Islands but having also a habitat in Alentejo.
The Cirl bunting and gray can look through the bird lovers and photographing rare birds spotted.
Portugal still very nice to be here – if only because of the name – to be able to see Jay. Our trees and shrubs he can feel right at home
Emberiza hortulana – The ortolan
This bird hibernates in the Sahara, but is also regularly spotted us in early spring and autumn.
The Groninger also said Greenfinch, a seed-eating finch singing.
The Sardinian Warbler. This small passerine bird of up to 12.5 centimeters occurs mainly in Corsica and Sardinia but in early spring we have this in sufficient number are also shown on the site.
The Serin is not missing in the long line of bird species spotted on or directly near the campsite, like the Black redstart, Chiffchaff, Buzzard, Robin, also the Greattit, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk are also seen. At least not to forget to mention that guests did observe as well the Chaffinch, Blackbird and the nice Tawnyowl.
Besides the enormous fauna that the area has and exudes, there is more to see than just the unique bird species that can be photographed here. See here the beautiful pearl lizard, the Timon lepidus. Males can grow up to even 80 cm long.
We have several places on the campsite where they have found their accommodation.