Pelagic Birdwatching


Pelagic Birdwatching

Seabirds season

The season for great bird migrations has started in September, when a variety of seabirds start flying down from the Northern hemisphere to lower latitudes, such as Lisbon. Other seabird species end their “summer” and start flying towards warmer destinations.

Portugal’s mainland is in the middle of two great migration routes for birds, waterbirds and seabirds. The North Atlantic Migration Route and the Mediterranean Migration Route. Some bird species simply pass by, while others stay for the winter. Pelagic birdwatching is one of the best ways of searching specific seabird species that pass near Lisbon coastline.

National Geographic Map of World Bird Migration Routes

Birdwatching by boat

Besides the regular Birdwatching along the Tagus Estuary Boat Tour, SeaEO also has established partnerships with bird specialist groups, such as EVOA and Clube XZEN. This coopertation allows us to develop and create special Pelagic Birdwatching events for Ornithologist and bird lovers to get closer and take the best photograph if these lovely wild creatures.

In the Ocean, Pelagic Birds or Seabirds can be found along with cetacean species, such as dolphins and whales. It is very likely that on a Dolphin Watching Boat Tour in Lisbon our crew finds specific seabird species, therefore we know Pelagic Birdwatching

Cory’s Shearwater

The next Pelagic Birdwatching event is programmed for October 24th early in the morning. Chum will be included on this special and places are limited to 12 guests per boat.

What to expect on a Seabird watching boat tour with SeaEO:

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