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Bird Ringing

A less known activity offering great scientific and educational interest. Bird ringing involves capturing, marking, studying (e.g. measurements) and subsequent release of birds. A good opportunity to see at very close quarters the birds that every year pass through this region!

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Bird ringing
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants must bring their cars from the meeting point to the bird ringing site. We suggest that participants share cars so that the lowest possible number of vehicles is used.
    Participants in this activity must respect the following rules to ensure the birds wellbeing:
    - Keeping a safe distance of 2 meters around the mist netting area and not running near the nets;
    - Parents should help their children following these rules.
    Monitors may ask the participants who do not comply with these rules to leave the area, to ensure birds safety.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 15 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 07:30 am until 10:30 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 07:30 am until 10:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 07:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 07:30 am until 10:30 am
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 07:30 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 07:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

Coastal Tour

Depending on the weather conditions, we will choose one of two routes: Salema village or the Cape of St. Vicent. In both of them, we will travel along the shoreline, inside the bays and near the beaches, and discover small grottoes and historical fortifications before arriving to our destiny.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring clothes and shoes adequate to the weather, a jacket and sunscreen. We recommend the use of sea sickness pills to the more sensitive persons. There is free parking available in front of our office.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 12 (idade mínima 3 anos)
  • Price: Child 25.00€
    Adult 25.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Thursday 10th of October 2019 from 03:15 pm until 04:45 pm
    Friday 11th of October 2019 from 03:15 pm until 04:45 pm
    Saturday 12th of October 2019 from 03:15 pm until 04:45 pm
    Sunday 13th of October 2019 from 03:15 pm until 04:45 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Saluting the Shepherds

We'll get to know some important habitats of Sagres’ region, its fauna and flora, paying special attention to birds. We'll also discuss the value of protected habitats of directives and other habitats, vital to nature conservation. Finally, we will recognize the value of traditional grazing and greet shepherds, typical of this area, given their vital contribution to the maintenance of ecosystems, important to many priority bird species such as Little-bustard, Red-billed Chough and many others.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others), Flora, Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants need to bring their cars to the starting point of the field trip. The guide suggests to gather in small groups in order to use the lowest possible number of vehicles. Bring hiking boots, water, a small snack for the morning and birdwatching equipment.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Finding the elusive

During migration, birds can appear anywhere – and so can we! If there are any species that have been avoiding you or you want to see those elusive birds reported during the last days around Sagres – this is the outing to come on! After a short meeting we will establish our destination and go off unashamedly looking for anything more unusual reported these days or that bird that always hides away from you. Well, that’s the theory and of course we cannot guarantee surprises, but who knows?

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants need to bring their cars to the starting point of the field trip. The guide suggests to gather in small groups in order to use the lowest possible number of vehicles. Bring hiking boots, water, a small snack for the morning and birdwatching equipment.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 15 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:30 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 08:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:30 am
  • Notes:

    Participants don't need to have experience in birdwatching for participating in this activity.

  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Seabird Watching - SeaXplorer

Boat tour on our Catamaran to watch as many bird species as possible. If needed, we use bait to get the most desired species near the boat.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring water, sunscreen and wind jacket.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 20 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 11:30 am
  • Notes:

    This activity can also be done in German. 

  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

    In front of SeaXplores Sagres store.

Megalithic Sunset

3 km night interpretive tour held in about 3 hours along the megalithic itinerary of Pedra Escorregadia, in Vila do Bispo, led by archeologist Ricardo Soares, of the Municipality of Vila do Bispo, and by astronomer Fernando Pimenta, member of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture. Along the way, a variety of information will be transmitted about menirical megalithism and the remote cultures responsible for the monumentalization of these landscapes in Prehistory. The decorations inscribed on the menhirs will be observed by the technique of directed lighting, revealing secrets that the light of day hardly allows to glimpse. The relationship of the menhirs with astronomy will also be addressed. Already on a celestial stage, participants will have the opportunity to take a walk through the sky and discover some mythological stories about birds in the deep sky, observation naturally conditioned to atmospheric conditions!

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Archeology, History and Geology, Walks
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Distance: 3km
    Duration: 3 hours
    Difficulty: Easy
    Material: Bring hiking shoes and warm clothing for the night
    Guide: Ricardo Soares (archaeologist of Vila do Bispo Municipality)

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 07:00 pm until 10:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Picnic Area on Megalithic Route

Discovering Sagres Tour

Did you know Sagres means "sacred"? Did you know it were the ancient Greeks who invented the name "Sagres"! It was here that the famous Infante D. Henrique built his fortress, giving shelter and protection to the 1st settlement of Sagres. It was here that he organized the first voyages of Portuguese overseas discoveries. However, Sagres has a much older history and a more recent one! Come to this activity and find out about geological landscapes and nature of the region, meeting the people who live their lives in the seas!

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Archeology, History and Geology, Walks
  • Duration: 1350 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Distance: 7,5 km
    Duration: 2h30
    Difficulty: medium to easy (considering distance)
    Material: Bring hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water  
    Guide: Ricardo Soares (archaeologist of Vila do Bispo Municipality)

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 24 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 4th of November 2019 from 09:00 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Tourism Office

Vila do Bispo Bird Guide

Presentation of the 1st "Bird Guide of Vila do Bispo Municipality and Sagres’ Promontory", by Diniz Cortes, an edition of Vila do Bispo Municipality to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sagres Birdwatching Festival & Nature Activities. Besides the author, the ornithologist Gonçalo Elias, who contributed to this work, will also attend this presentation (to be confirmed).

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Parish Council

Amphibians & Reptiles in SW Algarve

This activity consists in a presentation (1h), followed by a field excursion (1h30min) regarding the diversity, biology, ecology and conservation of the reptile and amphibian species existing in Portugal, particularly in the Southwestern Algarve.

This activity is facilitated by Vasco Flores Cruz.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop with field trip
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 5 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

    Room 1

Construction of bird whistles PT

Whistles and calls are rudimentary musical instruments, used since immemorial times to attract birds, initially for the purpose of hunting. In this workshop we will learn how to build and use some of these traditional instruments, typical of the northwest of Iberian peninsula, with which you can attract some curious birds to the reach of your binoculars!

this activity is facilitated by Vasco Flores Cruz.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching, Others
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Children must be accompanied by their parents.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Bird surveillance at a wind farm

Participants will join a research team that monitors soaring bird migration at the Barão S. João wind farm, Lagos. Birds are detected both visually and with radar support from vantage points. Turbines are temporarily shutdown whenever risk situations occur in order to avoid bird collisions with turbine blades.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants should bring binoculars and/or optic scope, bird guide, hat, sun screen and water. Sunglasses are recommendable.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 15 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 13th of October 2019 from 11:00 am until 02:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Bensafrim Market

Monitoring of soaring birds

Participants will join a research team studying bird migration, especially diurnal birds of prey. This study is part of a broader monitoring of wind farm impacts on birds in the region.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants should bring binoculars and/or optic scope, bird guide, hat, sun screen and water. Sunglasses are recommendable. It is likely that the meeting point is crowded at arrival, therefore participants are advised to arrive timely, locate the activity coordinator and identify themselves.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 15 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 01:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cabranosa

Birdwatching circuit

Come and enjoy small routes on foot and by car to observe different bird species that occur on the Sagres peninsula and visit some of the most charismatic places in the region for birdwatching.
Departure from Cabo de São Vicente towards Vale Santo with some possible stops for birdwatching. Walking tour in Vale Santo. To conclude, we will observe some migratory raptors and passerines near Cabranosa and surroundings.

 This activity is facilitated by Bruno Herlander Martins.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants must ensure their travel (in their own vehicles) throughout the activity and it is recommended to bring binoculars or a telescope.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

Bird Watching - First Steps!

Mini-course (theory and practice) to introduce participants to birdwatching. Topics: optical material and field guides, main sites for birdwatching in Algarve, important aspects on bird identification, main characteristics of some species occurring in Sagres’ region at this time of year. Followed by guided tour in the area.

Ths activity is facilitated by Sónia Cruz, Marcelo Dias and Lina Campos.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop with field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring confortable wear and shoes, hat, water and a snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 12:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 05:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 12:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Pousada

    In the reception area.

Seabird watching

Join two expert birdwatchers in the observation of seabirds from land, on Cape St. Vincent. This activity aims to increase the knowledge about these species and train their identification. It will be possible to observe a diversity of marine and migratory species, from several seagull species to gannets and shearwaters, among others.

Activity facilitated by Rui Machado.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen. Whomever has telescope and binoculars, should bring it. In 2020, for sanitary reasons, optic equipment will not be lent to participants.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 8
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 07:30 am until 08:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 07:30 am until 08:30 am
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 09:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 09:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

The Birds of Sagres - Ponta da Atalaia

Field trip around Ponta da Atalaia to watch many of the birds that migrate through the region in this season.

In this activity it wil parallelly take place the presentation of the mobile plataform "Followbirds", currently accessible for Android, designed as a field guide for birdwatching in the Algarve.

This activity is facilitated by Guillaume Réthoré.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring binoculars, birds field guide, water and some food, sunscreen, hat, appropriate shoes and clothes for walking.

  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 15 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 10:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Notes:
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Pousada

    The meeting point is in front of the Pousada de Sagres

Introduction to Birdwatching

Birdwatching tour around Sagres for beginners, where some initiation techniques will be approached, such as basic methodologies of bird study and observation and, identification and biology of wild birds. The aim of this activity is not, therefore, to observe only birds in the wild, but to understand and learn the ways of approach with a proper practical application.


This activity is promoted by António Cotão.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and water. If possible, participants should bring their own binoculars.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 12 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 06:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 10:00 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 06:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 10:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Tourism Office

South Coast Cliffs Tour

Discovery of several cliffs, beaches and grottos that exist nearby Burgau beach. Pedagogical and fun tour, showing the richness of the biodiversity that exists in this area of the coast.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring hat and sunscreen. 

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 10
  • Price: Child 12.00€
    Adult 20.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Notes:

    Price per children is for children under 13 years old.

  • Meeting point:
    Burgau Beach

Sour fig removal

Voluntary activity: Removal of sour fig at the Sagres' Fortress.

This being one of the invasive exotic species that has most affected the shoreline in the Algarve, the Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente - ARH Algarve, collaborating with the Vila do Bispo Municipality and with the support of the Sagres' Fortress, will carry on its work in the Algarve within the project "Voluntariado Ambiental para a Água".

For more information about this invasive species, visit: www.invasoras.pt

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Flora
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring water, comfortable shoes, hat and sun screen.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 8 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

MIB - Benthonic macroinvertebrates

We'll demonstrate the methodology used to monitor the ecological quality of the Algarve streams through the usage of benthonic macroinvertebrates as bioindicators (insectae larvae, crustaceans, etc).

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring water, hat and sun screen. If possible, bring high rain boots or adequate footwear to walk in streams.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Martinhal Beach

Discovering Nature

Nature observation walk. We'll see what is there to be seen, what is there and shoudn't be, and also in what does not exist but would be good that it did.

This activity is facilitated by Fernando Almeida. 

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others), Flora, Birdwatching
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable shoeware, hat, and, if possible, binoculars. You may request binoculars at the reception for free (if available).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 15
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Edible and medicinal flora

Guided tour in Sagres village, peeking through the gardens and small squares to observe spontaneous and cultivated plants that may have edible and medicinal interest.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Flora
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring adequate shoes, hat, water and sunscreen (for face, at least).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 20 (idade mínima 5 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Parish Council

Life is Beautiful: Part I

The Foundations of Health & Wellness Our holistic health depends on a set of choices and actions that can be implemented in our daily lives that allow that empower our body-mind resilience. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 80% of diseases can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle.

In this activity we will learn:

  • what are the main lines of action to strengthen our body-mind balance
  • powerful personal gorwth tips and positive transformation
  • essential strategies for promoting our holistic health.

Register for * Life is Beautiful: Part II * to deepen positive psychology practices in the Art of Being Happy - WORKSHOP

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Health and Wellness
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring a notebook and pen(cil)

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Clube Recreativo Infante de Sagres

Workshop Life is Beautiful: Part II

The Art of Heing Happy The ability to experience happiness plays a fundamental role in our holistic well-being. And, contrary to common belief, happiness is not an abstract concept but, in essence, an aptitude that can be developed through the training of the mind.

In the * art of being happy * we'll talk about:

  • what are the different types of happiness
  • the neurobiological basis of emotions
  • neuroplasticity for mental strengthening
  • positive psychology challenges.

In order to increase your degree of happiness and weave a (more) optimistic reality.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Health and Wellness
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Please bring writing material (notebook, pen or pencil).

    We recomend registering for * Life is Beautiful: Part I *. Free Entrance.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 20
  • Price: Adult 15.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Clube Recreativo Infante de Sagres

Travel in a more sustainable way

All of our choices have an impact on our planet and the people around us. Our trips are no exception!

This lecture aims to demystify some concepts related to sustainable tourism. Furthermore, we will present practical tips that you can apply in your travels. Applying some of these tips will help you contribute to a more sustainable development of the destinations you visit.

This activity is facilitated by Sofia Costa.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Parish Council

Travel in a more sustainable way - Online

All of our choices have an impact on our planet and the people around us. Our trips are no exception!

This lecture aims to demystify some concepts related to sustainable tourism. Furthermore, we will present practical tips that you can apply in your travels. Applying some of these tips will help you contribute to a more sustainable development of the destinations you visit.

This activity is facilitated by Sofia Costa.

Registration for this activity is now closed but you may still join the Zoom meeting using the link:
 https://zoom.us/j/98597543154?pwd=eHczbFNJWTRyelh0ZXFxdjZIV1lHUT09
or using the following ID: 985 9754 3154
The password is: 522031

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 19th of September 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:00 pm

Life is Beautiful: Part I (Webinar)

The Foundations of Health & Wellness Our holistic health depends on a set of choices and actions that can be implemented in our daily lives that allow that empower our body-mind resilience. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 80% of diseases can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle.

In this activity we will learn: what are the main lines of action to strengthen our body-mind balance; powerful personal gorwth tips and positive transformation; essential strategies for promoting our holistic health.

 

We recommend joining the Zoom Meeting a few minutes before its start, at 18h00 (Lisbon Time)
 
Zoom linkhttps://zoom.us/j/99712802897?pwd=TmN1d01JV1RkelNFaDY4alZldXpoZz09
Zoom ID: 99712802897
Password: 920276

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Health and Wellness
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Have writing material at hand.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 06:00 pm until 07:00 pm

Photo Tour - Flying Birds

Small tour around Beliche Fortress, where it is possible to observe various birds gliding at the level of the photographer eyes. Detailed explanation on the techniques to be successful at photographing flying birds.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring your own photographic material, mountain boots, warm coat, water and a little snack (extras: tripod or monopod).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 2 Max. 8 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    The meeting point will be outside the fort of Beliche where the tour will begin.

Course How to photograph Bee-eaters

Short-term photographic course to learn how to photograph one of the most beautiful species of our fauna, the Bee-eaters. Come and find out a little more about this species, at the same time that I explain the appropriate equipment, explain a few photographic techniques and explain how to compose the photos.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring notebook and pen.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

Photo Tour - The Beach

Photo tour to photograph the sunset on one of Sagres most beautiful beaches, with spectacular rocky formations.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants must bring their own cars to the meeting point for this activity, caution as the road is not paved. You must bring your own photographic material, tripod, galosh or hiking boots, warm coat and water (extras: trigger cable, cleaning cloth, neutral density filters).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 15 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 08:00 pm
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Ponta Ruiva Beach

    Ponta Ruiva beach parking lot, follow coordinates: 37°04'02.1"N 8°57'48.7"O

Photo Tour - Moon Light

Photo tour to create images using the moon light, knowing it will be full moon.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants must bring their own photographic material, tripod, hiking boots, warm coat for the evening and water (extras: trigger cable, cleaning cloth).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 09:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

    Beliche Fort parking lot.

Photo Tour - Forest Birds

Small tour around the Cabranosa forest in order to photograph the passerines that may rest there.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring your own photo equipment, adequate footwear and water.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 8 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Cabranosa

Course - Camera settings

Short-term photographic course to learn the best camera settings for wildlife photography.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring notebook and pen.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

Photo Tour - Coastal Birds

Photo Tour to Baleeira Harbor to photograph several species of coastal birds that can be observed on site.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants must bring their own photographic equipment, suitable shoes and water.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 8 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Course - Photo Hides

Short-term photographic course to learn how to set up a portable photographic hide, how to use it, where to set it up, and other tricks so that you can use these hides safely and be successful in photographing.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring notebook and pen.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Photo Tour - The Cliff

Trip to photograph the sunset near the lighthouse where we can shoot various rock formations near the sea to help composition.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Participants must bring their photographic equipment, tripod, appropriate shoes, warm clothing and water (extras: trigger cable, cleaning cloth, neutral density filters).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 15 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

Photo Tour - Painting with light

Photo tour to photograph the lights of Sagres illuminated by a full moon from Atalaia.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring your own photographic equipment, tripod, appropriate footwear, warm clothes for the night and water (extras: trigger cable, cleaning cloth, neutral density filters).

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Pousada

Photo Tour - Cabranosa Birds

Photo Tour to photograph the various birds of prey that cross the skies in Cabranosa.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring your own photographic equipment, appropriate footwear, hat and sunscreen, water and a snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Cabranosa

How to photograph kingfishers

Short-term photographic course to learn how to photograph one of the most beautiful species of our fauna, the Kingfisher. Come and find out a little more about this species, at the same time that I explain the appropriate equipment to use, a few photographic techniques and how to compose your photos.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Photography
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring notebook and pen.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

Seabird Watching on a RIB boat

Sagres is nowadays known to be one of the few places in continental Europe where some pelagic seabird species may be observed. After navigating south, the boat will stop and chum may be used. It is possible to watch in close proximity and photograph some of the rarest species. Depending on the season, we highlight the presence of Wilson’s storm petrel, Manx, Balearic and Great shearwaters, Long-tailed skua or Audouin’s gull, among others that fly over more frequently. This activity will take place on a RIB boat with a biologist on board.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 165 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring clothes and shoes adequate to the weather, a jacket and sunscreen. We recommend the use of sea sickness pills to the more sensitive persons. There is free parking available in front of our office.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 12 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:15 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:15 am
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:15 pm until 05:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:15 pm until 05:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:15 pm until 05:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:15 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Dolphin Watching - Mar Ilimitado

Besides the usual dolphin sightings, enigmatic seabird species often fly over and occasionally we are rewarded with the thrilling sight of whales, large pelagic fish (sun fish, sharks) or sea turtles. The trip is preceded by an educational briefing. The natural scenery of this adventure is the Atlantic Ocean and we will be surrounded by breathtaking coastline views. The trip is guided by a biologist and is an unique experience: it does not have a defined route and is dependent on weather conditions. Step aboard and join us!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring clothes and shoes adequate to the weather, a jacket and sunscreen. We recommend the use of sea sickness pills to the more sensitive persons. There is free parking available in front of our office.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 12 (idade mínima 3 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:30 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Seabird Watching in Yacht

Sagres is nowadays known to be one of the few places in continental Europe where some pelagic seabird species may be observed. After navigating south, the boat will stop and chum might be used. It is possible to watch in close proximity and photograph some of the rarest species. Depending on the season, we highlight the presence of Wilson’s storm petrel, Manx, Balearic and Great shearwaters, Long-tailed skua or Audouin’s gull, among others that fly over more frequently. This activity will take place on a yacht with a biologist on board.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 165 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring clothes and shoes adequate to the weather, a jacket and sunscreen. We recommend the use of sea sickness pills to the more sensitive persons. There is free parking available in front of our office.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 12 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:45 am until 11:30 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:45 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Sagres' Insects in Order

Insects are the most diverse and abundant animals on Earth. They perform important ecological functions such as decomposition, pollination, pest control, and are also an essential resource, serving as food for a lot of animal species. Unfortunately, these little beings who rule the planet are generally unknown and not so popular amongst most people! That is why in this activity we will learn to identify Sagres Insects until the Order (at least), revealing their importance and some curiosities about their life cycles.

This activity is facilitated by Eva Monteiro and Patrícia Pereira.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring hat, water and confortable shoes.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Boca do Rio (Beach)

Portugal Butterfly Monitoring

The Portuguese Butterfly Monitoring Scheme was launched in May 2019 and is part of the European Butterfly Monitoring Plan. It consists in regular butterfly counts on fixed routes, following a standard methodology that is used throughout Europe. It is carried out by volunteers, in a citizen science process that allows the generation of a huge volume of data, detecting trends of the conservation status of butterflies and their habitats.

In a pleasant conversation, we will present the methodology and first assessment of this project in Portugal.

This activity is facilitated by Eva Monteiro and Patrícia Pereira.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 03:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

BIologist for an hour

We invite the little ones to be biologists for an hour, helping real biologists to detect (fictional) Little tern nests on the beach and participate in counting and measuring it. We will also explain what are the main threats to this species and what people can do to help protect them. This activity is part of the LIFE Ilhas Barreira project, approved in September 2019.

This activity is facilitated by Vera Marques.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Children must be accompanied by their parents. Bring hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable clothes and shoes for walking on the sand.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Mareta Beach

    Meeting point is near the restaurant Raposo.

Returning a bird to nature

The main function of RIAS - Ria Formosa Wildlife Recovery and Research Center (Quinta de Marim, Olhão, PNRF) is to receive and treat wild, injured or debilitated animals and, whenever possible, return them to their home, the natural habitat.

We invite all participants in the festival to be present in yet another action to return to nature a bird recovered in this center. This action will be preceded by a brief explanation about the ecology and biology of the species and about the work developed by RIAS.

This activity is facilitated by Fábia Azevedo and Sofia Costa.

As a preventive method due to the pandemic, only 100 people will be allowed to participate in this activity (by order of arrival).

  • Tipologia(s): Others
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Free activity, registration not needed
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

One tale a day - in the beach

Every day of the festival we will read a different children's / youth tale. The tale will be read on the beach, allowing us to explore what surrounds us, and to understand what is there in common with our tale and the environment that surrounds us.

This activity is facilitated by Vera Marques.

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children, Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Children must be accompanied by their parents. Bring comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, hat and water.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 15 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Mareta Beach

    Meeting point will be near the restaurant Raposo.

Talk - Birds & Wine

Informal talks where participants will be invited to learn more about birds that are illustrated on Portuguese wine bottles. We will have several guests who will talk about their ornithological work, always with a wine bottle label as their starting point. Come and relax and have a taste of some good Portuguese wines.

This activity is facilitated by Fábia Azevedo.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching, Others
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 06:30 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    At the Forte do Beliche grass area.

Migratory passerines

Guided tour for observation and identification of migratory passerines.

Small migratory birds use Sagres as a resting and feeding place, before they cross the Atlantic towards Africa. At this time of the year it is possible to observe some migratory species such as the pied flycatcher or the northern wheatear. We will do a pedestrian and car route starting at Ponta da Atalaia and passing through Martinhal Valley.

This activity is facilitated by Thijs Valkenburg.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 11:00 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 11:00 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Pousada

Introduction to raptors in Portugal

In this workshop we will do a general introduction to birds of prey (general characteristics, evolution, diversity and ecological importance of birds of prey) and basic techniques for their identification (behaviors, silhouettes, dimensions, flight characteristics, distribution and habitat).

Then we will focus on the identification of birds of prey in Portugal (species, variations in plumage, determination of age and characteristics of their biology and ecology) and in the end there will be a field trip to observation of birds of prey in Cabranosa.

This activity is facilitated by Bruno Herlander Martins.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop with field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    It is advisable that all participants have at least their own binoculars.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 14 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Soaring Birds at Esparregueira

Join the experts from SPEA and come watch the soaring birds which come through the Esparregueira viewing point. During the weekend we will also have an array of binoculars and telescopes for you to try (saturday and sunday only).


Activity facilitated by Domingos Leitão and Lara Broom.


  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Confortable clothes, hat, sun blocker, water. Whomever has optic equipment should bring ti as well.
    In 2020, for sanitary reasons, optic equipment will not be lent to participants.

  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 18 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:30 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Esparregueira

Night Bugs!

This activity aims to show the diversity of nocturnal fauna, especially Lepidoptera (butterflies).

The order Lepidoptera is part of the insects class and, in Portugal only, there are about 3000 species of nocturnal butterflies!  In addition to butterflies, we are always visited by other arthropods, which makes this activity very interesting due to the high number of different species observed in a short period of time.

This activity is facilitated by Pedro Henriques e Fernando Pires.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    We recommend wearing warm clothes.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 pm until 02:00 am
  • Notes:

    papers

  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Making and learning!

This lecture aims to alert to the importance of a practical approach in Environmental Education, giving participants some tools to encourage the aquisition of knowledge through execution.

This activity is facilitated by Pedro Henriques.

Registration for this activity is close but you can still participae using this link: 
https://zoom.us/j/97311571390?pwd=ZlZWUXk4K1dySG1ZSUVZSFJ3WCtLQT09

Or: 
Meeting ID: 973 1157 1390
Password: 592968

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Wednesday 9th of September 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:00 pm

Fábrica da Pólvora's Nature

The former Fábrica da Pólvora (gunpowder factory) in Vale de Milhaços became part of Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal in 2001 and, in 2012, it was classified as a public interest monument. In 2019, Projecto Brama started a colaboration with the Ecomuseu's team to coordinate activities for the public and promote the area's Biodiversity , which is, gradually, being reconquered by nature. This is the first time that an inventory of Fábrica da Pólvora's fauna and flora is done, also taking note of how plants and animals are getting back to this area. Here we share some of the results with you.

This activity has been cancelled due to not reaching the minimum number of participants.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others), Flora, Birdwatching
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 11:45 am

Let's preserve the stag-beetle?

Lecture regarding the VACALOURA.pt Project, one that promotes active citizenship for the conservation of the stag-beetle, the largest beetle of our fauna and a symbol of the native forest. The project promotes citizen science as a mechanism for collecting information on the distribution and populations status not only of this beetle but also of others that have the same ecological function, dead wood decomposition. We also promote environmental awareness in favor of these species and their habitats, creating mechanisms to improve their populations in their habitats.

This activity is facilitated by João Gonçalo Soutinho.

 

We recommend entering the meeting a few minutes before its start, which willb be at 11:00 am (Lisbon Time) 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91818506002?pwd=eGJ5TWtFL1FUMkVwbXJzZkt6TE9Rdz09
Zoom ID: 91818506002
Password: 122866

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 11:45 am

Birdlife at PNSACV

Presentation of results from monitoring at the PNSACV (Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina): peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) case study in this region.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 06:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Berlengas' boardgame

In a fun way, we propose to learn about the Berlengas' archipelago and its natural values, in this boardgame. Players must overcome the various obstacles and answer questions raised about the island and its species.

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 3 Max. 8 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    Garden at Forte do Beliche

Guided tour to Sagres fishing harbour

In this activity we will learn about the auction from a different point of view. We intend to show you the different species of fish, the sale system and talk about fishing and interactions with sea birds. We will address some of the solutions already implemented in Portugal to avoid seabirds bycatch.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others), Others
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Confortable clothes and footwear

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 10 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

    At the fishing harbour entry

Gathering with the RAM group

In order to bring together observers who regularly participate in the RAM counts (Network of bbservation of Birds and Marine Mammals), we will hold an informal conversation, to discuss the future of the project, situations to improve and how it is possible to attract more volunteers.

This activity is aimed at volunteers from the RAM Counting Group (Marine Bird and Mammal Observation Network) or interested in joining this group.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15 (idade mínima 18 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    Terrace at Forte do Beliche

Census RAM

After Friday's gathering (Activity: Gathering with the RAM group), we challenge observers to a morning of counting at São Vicente Cape lighthouse in order to exchange experiences and improve techniques for identifying and counting seabirds.

This activity is aimed at volunteers from the RAM Counting Group (Marine Bird and Mammal Observation Network) or people who are interested in joining this group.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring confortable clothes and footwear, windcoat, binoculars or telescope. In 2020, for sanitary reasons, optic equipment will not be lent to participants.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15 (idade mínima 18 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 07:00 am until 10:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

    Parking lot

Let's have fun with Little tern Barreta

We will present the project LIFE Ilhas Barreira, through a fun peddy-paper, with several challenges about the different species covered by this project. From the audouin gull to the yellow-legged gull, and to the small but incredible little tern. Bring the little ones and come to have fun with us!

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Confortable clothes and footwear.

  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 10 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 04:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 04:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 04:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    Forte do Beliche Lawn

Let's discover the animals at the beach

Along a walk on the beach, we will look for different animals that inhabit this place, living on the sand or in the rocks. We will explore these environments and understand why there are birds running after the waves, crabs hiding in the sand and limpets glued to the rocks.

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring adequate shoes to walk on the rocks, binoculars and a small bucket.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 10 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Tonel Beach

    On the parking lot.

“Nature Guardian” Detective

In this family-friendly peddy-paper, participants will become special detectives. In teams, they will discover images of evidence of 5 frequent environmental crimes, fill out real occurrence forms, and discuss possible solutions to reduce these situations. To increase the challenge, and receive the “Nature Guardians” Diploma from Life Nature Guardians, each team will follow different tracks. Are you ready?

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Each child must register with a responsible adult, has this activity is recommended for families.

    Bring your own writing materials (pen or pencil), and sheets for registration of observations. Bring hat, sunblock and water, as well as comfortable shoes and clothing.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 16
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

A Garden by the sea

Having a garden is a whole world of challenges, specially by the sea. Hard soils, lack of water, salt and strong winds demand a higher balance between Man and Nature. This is an experience to share agroforestry, syntrophic farming, "Straw Revolution" and the importance of healthy food. A walk into a recent, old garden, project.

This activity is facilitated by Ana Carla Cabrita.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop with field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Flora, Health and Wellness
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    We will be greatful if you wish to share organic seeds!

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 6 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

    Meeting inside Vigia Restaurant.

Discovering Local Flora

Cape St. Vicent is one of the most important places for mediterranean wild flowers. Walking in this "end of world" is to explore diversity, aromas and a world of endemic plants. An unforgetable experience in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world!

This activity is facilitated by Ana Carla Cabrita.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Flora
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring hat, sunscreen,water and a coat for wind.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 8 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:30 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Sunrise at Via Algarviana

13 km morning walk in part of Sectors 13 and 14 of the GR13 - Via Algarviana from Cerro dos Mouros to Covões.

This activity is facilitated by Anabela Santos and Carina Santos.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Walks
  • Duration: 255 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Comfortable footwear and clothing adapted to weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, water and a small snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 14 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 07:15 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Igreja Matriz de Vila do Bispo

    The meeting point will be in Vila do Bispo Church. There will be a bus that will take the group to the starting point of the walk and then to the car, in the end.

Sunset at Via Algarviana

10 km walk in part of Sector 14 of the GR13 - Via Algarviana from Covões to St Vicent Cape. The walk will end whit a toast at sunset in the mythical St Vicent Cape.

This activity is facilitated by Anabela Santos and Carina Santos.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Walks
  • Duration: 210 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Comfortable footwear and clothing adapted to weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, water and a small snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 14 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 03:45 pm until 07:15 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

    There will be a bus that will take the group to the starting point.

Via Algarviana Leaf hunting

2 km hike to see and discover the secrets of leaves. How they are? Do they have fur? How are their ribs? What color are them?

Then, at Beliche Fort, each family will "put" their hands on the plaster to make a mold out of a sheet and kids will use their creativity to decorate it! As a reward the little explorers will take this souvenir home!

This activity is facilitated by Anabela Santos and Carina Santos.

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children, Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Children should be accompanied by an adult.

    Bring comfortable footwear and clothing adapted to weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, water and a small snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 12 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Via Algarviana Treasures

The little "Via Algarviana Guardians" will explore part of Sector 14, in a walk of about 3km.

With their eyes and ears open they will try to discover what treasures Via Algarviana is hiding after all?! In the end there will be a small reward for these adventurers.

this activity is facilitated by Anabela Santos and Carina Santos.

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children, Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Children should be accompanied at least by an adult.

    Bring comfortable footwear and clothing adapted to weather conditions, hat, sunscreen, water and a small snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 12 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Three days, three minutes, one film!

Nowadays, the promotion and dissemination of natural “treasures” is more and more done by common people. Gone are the days when we depended exclusively on BBC and Sir David to record impressive moments of nature! Accept the challenge of joining us in an effort to register the uniqueness of Sagres Festival during these days.

Each participant will be challenged to capture and edit images in the region during the first three days of the festival and produce a short film (maximum 3 minutes) to present on the last day. It may be a more “journalistic” type of coverage of the event, or a short documentary on any of the themes related to natural values of the region like migratory birds, a particular species (like the rooks red, or other), a detail of nature observation (ex. “nature written in the footprints”), or even about the festival itself.

In this session we will discuss some of the topics to be addressed and how participants can deliver their contributions to be disseminated later on the Festival's social networks.

The contributions of each participant can be sent by email to fernando.almeida@icnf.pt or delivered by hand in Sunday session (12:30 pm).

Activity facilitated by Fernando Almeida.

  • Tipologia(s): Others
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Photography
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Free activity, registration not needed
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 10:30 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 12:30 pm until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    Meet at the Beliche Fort lawn.

Searching for mammals

Learn how to detect some of the most common species of Portuguese terrestrial mammals based on their presence signs, which can be found along a 5km walk. We will talk about some of the techniques, direct and indirect, of sampling and monitoring these species, namely: pedestrian transects, trapping, camera trapping or scent stations.

This activity is facilitated by Cláudia Encarnação.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Walks, Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water and a small snack.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

    The meeting point will be in the parking lot of restaurant “O Vigia”

Scientific Illustration workshop - Graphite

Scientific illustration workshop where is going to be approached how to use graphite pencils to do an illustration. Quick description about what is scientific illustration and demonstration of how to apply the technique. Participants will do a final illustration with photo-references of species from our biodiversity.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Materials:

    • Graphite pencil of different hardness (HB, B2, B3, B4, B5 ...). Not to many, just 3 to make the chromatic variation from the lightest to the darkest. Ex: HB, B2 and B4.
    • Type cleaner (optional) (also known as rubber-bread or rubber-dough).
    • HB pencil, Sharpener, eraser.
    • Cartridge paper 120gr.
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Price: Adult 15.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 06:30 pm

Scientific Illustration Workshop - Pen

Scientific illustration workshop where is going to be approached how to use a pen to do an illustration. Quick description about what is scientific illustration and demonstration of how to apply the tecnique. In the end, participants will try to do a final illustration of species from our biodiversity using photo-references.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Necessary materials:

    • Black pens / ballpoint pens. Here are several brands: Uniball, Uni-pin, Staedtler, Micron. Choose pens with round tips (in the case of ballpoint) and / or tips 005 and 01.
    • Drawing paper (Papel cavalinho) 120gr, HB pencil, eraser and sharpener.
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Price: Adult 15.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 06:30 pm

Scientific Illustration Workshop - Colour pencils

Scientific illustration workshop where is going to be approached how to use colour pencils to do an illustration. Quick description about what is scientific illustration and demonstration of how to apply the tecnique.

Participants will try to do a final illustration of species from our biodiversity, using photo-references.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Necessary materials:

    • Colored Pencils Box (Staedtler, Faber Castell, Caran D’Ache ..). A box with 20 to 30 pencils will be enough; but if you have or want to buy a box with a larger quantity that’s better, as it will have a bigger variety of shades.
    • A4 Cartridge Paper, 120gr.
    • HB pencil, sharpener, eraser.
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Price: Adult 15.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 06:30 pm

Scientific Illustration Workshop - Watercolours

Scientific illustration workshop where we are going to approach how to use watercolours technique to do an illustration. Quick description about what is scientific illustration and demonstration of how to apply the technique.

Participants will try to do a final illustration of a species from our biodiversity using photo-references.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Necessary materials:

    • Watercolors (dragees or tubes). With dragee watercolours, more colour is saved. After opening, over time, tube watercolours tend to dry out, while dragees have greater durability. On the other hand, tube watercolours are better, both for mixing and in terms of colour vividness. The choice is up to you.
    • Brushes. You will need brushes of different sizes. Bring at least one brush no. 0 or no. 1 to produce details or contours, and a larger one to give the base.
    • HB pencil, sharpener and eraser.
    • Watercolour paper with 280/300 gr.
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 12 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Price: Adult 15.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 06:30 pm

Buiding nest boxes

Come and learn how to build nest boxes for small birds and get to know some of the species that can live on this fantastic homes! You will also find out how to choose the best location for your nest box, and how to attach and maintain it so it can be really useful for birds. You can also learn about some tips on how to do birdwatching without disturbing your new lodger!

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Children can participate in this activity, but only if accompanied by an adult, as it requires the use of tools which can be dangerous.

    Participants will keep the nest box they built. Each family can build one nest box or two (in case of bigger families – 4 persons or more). The organization will supply all the materials.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Buiding bird feeders

A bird feeder is a great way to attract birds to your garden and also help them when food is scarce in nature or when they need an extra boost.

In this activity you will learn how to build a bird feeder from reused and biodegradable materials, find out how to maintain it and keep your visitors safe and also which is the best food to give them!

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Children under 7 years-old have to be accompanied by an adult. The organization will supply all necessary materials. In the end of the activity participants can take their birdfeeder home.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 5 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 05:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Change the world, one island at a time

The Waste Valorization Cooperative was born from the desire of a group of women, from Príncipe Island, to make a difference. Allied to the Príncipe Foundation, they started a business to recover organic waste in compost, and glass in jewels and jewelry.

This group, which previously had a relative impact on the Natural Park, began to guarantee their livelihood through the recovery of waste, and 10 families on the Island, managed by this admirable women, showed that sustainable and responsible development of local communities is possible in balance with nature conservation.

This activity is facilitated by Estrela Matilde.

 

The presentation will start around 21h00, so we recommend that you enter a few minutes before.
 
You may use the linkhttps://zoom.us/j/92702496071?pwd=dm1IVEtXai83OGFkNmNYelE5anhzdz09
Or the ID: 92702496071
Password is: 496132

 

"Women Saving the World!" - This intervention is part of a series of lectures given by women who won the Terre de femmes prize (Yves Rocher) and will talk to us about their projects and experiences. Come and meet them on our online program, every night at 9 pm.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 100 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 09:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Cetaceans Watching

Come with us in a Catamaran boat and try to find Cetaceans (only using our eyes as resource). As they are wild animals it can take a while until we find a pod and a sighting is not 100% guaranteed, but our team is always doing their best to spot dolphins or even whales.

A marine biologist will go on board and explain the behaviour, biology and other interesting facts about this fantastic species. After the sighting we will also do a quick coastal tour along the south coast to show the beautiful landscape that surrounds us.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    We recommend to bring weatherproof gear (Wind jackets can be provided by the company), water, sunscreen and a camera.

    This activity is not recommended for people with back and neck problems and pregnant women.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 8 Max. 20
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 12:00 pm until 02:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

    Marina in Sagres

In search of the lost bird!

Participants will have to search, in a predefined route, for several bird models that will be placed along the way.

With the help of identification guides, participants will have to identify the species of each model and this way, learn a little bit about them!

This activity is facilitated by Pedro Henriques (Asociation Club XZen).

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

Red List of Invertebrates

Presentation of the project “Red List of Terrestrial and Freshwater Invertebrates of Portugal”, the first assessment of the conservation status of about 700 species selected from various groups of invertebrates, which include insects, spiders, snails, slugs, river mussels and crustaceans. In this lecture we will talk about the challenges of carrying out this project in record time and will present the results of about two years of fieldwork, visits to collections and bibliographic research.

This activity is facilitted by Eva Monteiro and Patrícia Pereira.


Registration is now closed but you can still participate via link:
https://zoom.us/j/96593295362?pwd=b0EvNzhFWGxqT2p3M0xYT0wrYzVjZz09Ou

Or:
Meeting ID: 965 9329 5362
Password: 811483

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 12th of September 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:00 pm

Microplastics - a problem for all

With this lecture we intend to raise awareness about the problems caused by plastics, especially microplastics, on marine life and ecosystems.

We will raise awareness about this issue and talk about sustainable choices that help to reflect on the importance of being a responsible consumer.

Activity facilitated by Mónica Costa and Teresa Oliveira.

 

Even without registering, you may participate in this activity with the following information:

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/93072975697?pwd=bjdyd0JDNmxnYlFNNFV2Z2dUTlgydz09

Meeting ID:  930 7297 5697

Password:  251473

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Sustainability
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm

Come to know the birds songs!

In this session we invite you to contact with the spectacular world of bird song. From the simple and monocordic house sparrow song to the melodious and almost uninterrupted song of the skylark, we will take a trip through the soundscape, from the agricultural fields to the big cities.

Take part of this journey and discover how bird song can help us to understand what is happening in the environment and how the participation of citizens in science and conservation projects can make a difference for birds!

In the end, we'll make a quiz to test what we've learned.

Activity facilitated by Hany Alonso.

 

You may participate with opening the Zoom linkhttps://zoom.us/j/99068375253?pwd=S3pMc2RCamp3R0V3YklEaWRCdGFkZz09
or with the Zoom ID: 990 6837 5253
Password: 852686

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together , Workshop
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    This training is reccomended for the general public and bird watchers with little experience in song identification.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 100 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:30 pm

Silheta-Tonel between millions of years

In a walk between the beaches of Silheta and Tonel it is possible to observe the nature of the border between the Middle Jurassic (175 - 161 million years) and the Upper Jurassic (161 - 145 million years). In the transition between these two beaches, the boundary between the limestone layers of the Middle Jurassic (Cilheta) and the layers of the Upper Jurassic (Tonel) is observed.

This activity is facilitated by Beatriz Oliveira.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Archeology, History and Geology
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring water, sunscreen, hat and appropriate footwear.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 18
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 10:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Tonel Beach

    Parking lot next to the beach entrance.

On the track of Dinosaurs and beyond!

Salema beach is the ideal place to use dinosaur footprints to demonstrate how scientists learn about the body and movement of the animal that left the footprints. Since dinosaurs are extinct, the only way to obtain data about them is through fossilised forms.

This activity is facilitated by Beatriz Oliveira.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Archeology, History and Geology
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring water, sunscreen, hat and appropriate footwear.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 18
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Salema Beach

Palaeontology and Birds

The origin of birds has been one of the most controversial topics in paleontology. With the discovery of the Archaeopteryx fossil, scientist found the link between dinosaurs and birds. But... did birds descend directly from the Archaeopteryx genera? What other dinossaurs genera arose previously to modern birds? In this talk we will know more about theropods and some of their anatomical characteristics that have evolved to the birds we actually know.

Activity facilitated by Alba Villaroya 

 

We recommend entering the Zoom meeting,  October 5th, at 11:00am (Lisbon Time).

You may enter with the link:  https://zoom.us/j/98427964467?pwd=NzZqblJESGR6WUFlbk9FeUlUMkJldz09
Or with the Zoom ID: 984 2796 4467
The password is: 641411

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together , Workshop
  • Temática(s): Archeology, History and Geology, Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm

Snakes of Portugal

Online lecture, showcasing the ten snake species of Portugal, using simple techniques to identify them easily.

During the festival, on the 4th october, this same activity will take place in English at 16h00-17h00 (Lisbon Time)

This activity is facilitated by Davina Falcão.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 5th of September 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:00 pm

Seahorses in Ria Formosa

Seahorses have life-history characteristics that could make their populations particularly vulnerable to the combined pressure resulting from their naturally shifting coastal habitats and anthropogenic activities. Seahorses have been monitored in the Ria Formosa lagoon in the past 20 years. Studies have identified steep fluctuations and tried to pin-point which variables could be the drivers of such variations. Several mitigation actions have since been taken to preserve these amazing creatures.

This activity is facilitated by Miguel Correia

 

Discovering Seabirds

Seabirds are one of the most threatned groups of vertebrates and, at the same time, less known to people. Sagres is a privileged place for observing these fantastic animals, which cross the oceans in search of food and return annually to our waters, during migration or to reproduce, nesting in our coasts and archipelagoes. In this session you will find out what are the main species of seabirds that occur in this area and learn about the threats that their conservation at risk.

Activity facilitated byHany Alonso.

 

Podem entrar na reunião através do linkhttps://zoom.us/j/96969627031?pwd=V3dYdkJwT2tVWFA4VW4rUWpNK2xUdz09
Ou através da ID: 969 6962 7031
A senha de acesso é: 858466

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Participants should have access to a computer with a good internet connection.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 100 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 06:00 pm until 07:30 pm

How to choose the right binoculars?

Are you looking for the right binoculars? Do you want to get the best out of your binoculars? Participate in our webinar where we will reveal how binoculars and telescopes work, and what you should consider when making your choice. Find out how this observation tools can raise your birdwatching experience to another level!
And, if you're inspired after the webinar, take a look at SPEA store and find about our binoculars collection!

Activity facilitated by Marta Leocádio and Lara Broom.

 

 

The presentation will start at 16h00 so we recommend joining a few minutes earlier:

You may enter with the link: https://zoom.us/j/94009687225?pwd=UFdkY09seDl4M3FXWUJtQzdBZHlMdz09
Or with the ID: 94009687225
Password is: 251669

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 100 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 pm

Walking and flying with birds

After a briefing at the meeting point, participants will have to drive their own car to Vale Santo, where we will start a circular walk that will pass near Telheiro beach.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Walks, Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable footwear, appropriate clothing, cap, binoculars, camera, water, small snacks and good mood.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 10 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Snakes of Portugal (EN)

Online lecture, showcasing the ten snake species of Portugal, using simple techniques to identify them easily.

Activity facilitated by Davina Falcão.

 

The presentation will start on October 4th, 16h00 (Lisbon time), but we recommend that you enter the meeting up to 10 minutes before.

 You may enter the meeting using the link: https://zoom.us/j/97083164192?pwd=NktvYzFUZFIwajV6TXcrdXZhZFhWdz09
or using the following ID: 9708 3164 192
The password is: 172209

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 pm

Spontaneous Flora of Sagres Fortress

Walk to discover the flora that grows spontaneously, in the shadow of the great walls of Sagres Fortress.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Flora
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 20 (idade mínima 5 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

Words with wings

Nature and birds are a source of inspiration for many. We invite you to get inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Sagres and its nature, and to let your words fly! Your inner poet (and performer) is there to be (re)discovered, and our creative writing and reading session (based on the poety slam style), may be a good way to start! And if you have something in the drawer, come and share in a relaxing environment. :-)

Facilitated by Vanessa Oliveira (SPEA and Poetry Slam Sintra/PortugalSlam)

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring your own writing materials.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 10 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Local action with global thinking

Local action with global thinking: the sustainability strategy of the Municipality of Lousada.

The Municipality of Lousada is a densely populated area, with a landscape deeply altered by human activities. In 2016, an innovative sustainability strategy revolutionized local governance, with measurable efforts that are already internationally recognized. This communication will show the strategy and its main results.

Activity facilitated by Milena Matos.

 

You may participate in this Zoom meeting without registration with the following information:
 
 
Zoom Linkhttps://zoom.us/j/99094774756?pwd=ZExyU3lPamwrbFBIS1JNZ0dDb3VBQT09
ID Zoom: 990 9477 4756
Password: 458686

 

"Women Saving the World!" - This intervention is part of a series of lectures given by women who won the Terre de femmes prize (Yves Rocher) and will talk to us about their projects and experiences. Come and meet them on our online program, every night at 9 pm.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Sea Guardians: Leader fisherwomen

Guardians of the Sea: fisherwomen leading ocean protection!

Raquel Gaspar, marine biologist and co-founder of Ocean Alive, will talk about this institution work, which stands out for the community's involvement in protecting the ocean, focusing in particular on the role of women, the Guardians of the Sea. These women, who are part of the fishing community of Sado estuary, take care and preserve marine prairies, which they also depend on.

Activity facilitated by Raquel Gaspar.

 

You may participate in this meeting without registering. This will occurr on October 5th at 16h00 (Lisbon Time). Below the login data: 

Link Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98742746890?pwd=aU9TMnhLdzVXaFlMZDF1cDNjOUVwZz09
ID Zoom: 987 4274 6890
Password 746832

 

 

"Women Saving the World!" - This intervention is part of a series of lectures given by women who won the Terre de femmes prize (Yves Rocher) and will talk to us about their projects and experiences. Come and meet them on our online program, every night at 9 pm.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 11 Max. 100 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Dolphin Watching - Salema Tours

In this activity we will search for ocean wildlife, specially dolphins. A tour filled with surprises since we do not know which species we'll see, however the most common are the common dolphin and bottlenose dolphin.

A board Pioneiro or Maktub our crew will take really good care of you and answer all your questions about the wildlife. It is also possible to sight seabirds, sharks and much more!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 105 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    It is recommended to bring a jacket, sunscreen and mask. If you are pregnant or have back problems let our crew know.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 12 (idade mínima 3 anos)
  • Price: Child 25.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Seabird Watching - Salema Tours

In this activity we will search for the seabirds passing in our seas around this time. Lure might be used to attract more species. Among the most common we can see: Cory's shearwater, Balearic shearwater, Great shearwater, Sooty shearwater, northern gannet, european stormpetrel, wilson's stormpetrel and great skua. This is a great tour for experienced or new birdwatchers!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    It is recommended to bring a jacket, sunscreen and mask. If you are pregnant or have back problems please inform our crew.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 12 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 10:30 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 10:30 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 10:30 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:00 am until 10:30 am
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Grotto tour

Explore the Algarve coast like never before. Discover all the corners and small grottos the Natural Park as to offer!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    It is recommended to bring a jacket, sunscreen and mask. If you are pregnant or have back problems please inform our crew.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 12 (idade mínima 3 anos)
  • Price: Child 20.00€
    Adult 25.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 04:10 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 04:10 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 04:10 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 04:10 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Benagil Cave Tour

In this activity we will visit the most famous cave in Portugal: Benagil. It is your turn to see this natural postcard and take your own picture. Besides, during the tour you can enjoy the beautiful coastline between Salema and Benagil!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    It is recommended to bring a jacket, sunscreen and mask. If you are pregnant or have back problems please inform our team.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 12
  • Price: Child 45.00€
    Adult 50.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 04:30 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 04:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 04:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 04:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Salema Beach

    If you need a transfer, talk to our team.

Trail maintenance hike

This 14 km walk will allow you to know the two Grand Routes of the Rota Vicentina (the Historical Way and the Fishermen's Trail), while leaving a positive footprint. Along the trail, we will check out the signs state and make their maintenance, if necessary (painting or repairing them).

If you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to help with this cause, here is an excellent opportunity!

Activity facilitated by Irene Nunes.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Walks
  • Duration: 360 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    For the hike, bring comfortable shoes and clothes for walking, as well as a hat, sunscreen and windbreaker, water and a snack for lunch.

    Maintenance material: work gloves and bag to collect the garbage.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 04:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Native vs. Invasive walk

Educational guided walk of 3,5 km along Castelejo Environmental Trail, with small activities and information about native flora and control of invasive species. Part of this route is coincident with the Historical Way of Cordoama Circular Route, that is a part of Rota Vicentina.

Activity facilitated by Leonor Pires and Francisco Sousa

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    For the hike bring comfortable shoes and clothes for walking, hat, sunscreen and windbreaker, water and a snack. Maintenance material: work gloves and bag to collect the garbage.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 16 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Castelejo Picnic Area

Walking trail maintenance

If you would like to explore Rota Vicentina trails in a new way, join us and help with the continuous work of trail maintenance! During this hike we will repair and reinforce the marks of the trail between Telheiro Beach and S. Vincent Cape (part of Vila do Bispo »Sagres section of the Fishermen's Trail).

If you don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to help with this cause, here is an excellent opportunity!

 Activity facilitated by Irene Nunes.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Walks
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Recommendations:

    For the hike bring comfortable shoes and clothes for walking, hat, sunscreen and windbreaker, water and a snack. Maintenance material: work gloves and bag to collect the garbage.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 10 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cape Saint-Vincent

Bird ringing in "Pateiras"

Last year, the idea of ​​creating a Paisagem Protegida Local (Protected Local Landscape)  Pateiras do Ave was presented here,in Sagres Festival.

In the course of surveying the values ​​to be preserved with the classification of the area, a scientific ringing station was created which has been operating since November 2019. In this lecture we intend to present, the results of the first year of scientific ringing in Pateiras do Ave, the involvement of the community and the impact on the communication of the creation process of the local protected landscape.

Activity facilitated by Vasco Cruz.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Bird ringing, Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:30 pm until 10:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Festival by Night - Let's listen to the bats!

Not only birds are flying in this festival ... there are also insects, many of them nocturnal like moths, which are the food for the flying mammals that we will hear and try to see tonight.

We will talk about the ecological importance of these animals and demystify various myths and legends that are usually poorly explained. With ultrasound detectors, we will hear the inaudible sounds bats produce to move, eat and even date or just socialize.

Come and discover the secret world of these fantastic mammals!

Activity facilitated by Mário Carmo.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 135 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Comfortable shoes, warm clothing and flashlight.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20 (idade mínima 5 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 06:45 pm until 09:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 06:45 pm until 09:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 06:45 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Cabranosa

Prepare your dish with us

Chef Abílio Guerreiro and the nutritionist Catarina Vasconcelos will give a fun session to help participants create a healthy and affordable recipe, using local and seasonal products.

Join us from your kitchen, and together we will cook a tasty meal. Come and spend a fun morning among pots and pans to learn how you can have a healthy, tasty and economical diet!

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Health and Wellness, Sustainability
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Tourism Office

    At the "Jardim Infante de Sagres"

Dolphin Watching Algarve Dolphin Lovers

Come with us in a tour to observe marine wild life of this region, particularly dolphins.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring hat and sunscreen.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 4 Max. 10
  • Price: Child 20.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:00 am
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:00 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:00 am
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Burgau Beach

The power of small gestures

ACTIVITY CANCELLED DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE

 

Lecture on the impact of disposable materials on the ecosystem and small gestures (practical tools) we can do to reduce waste, in our daily lives.

Activity facilitated by Eunice Maia.

"Women Saving the World!" - This intervention is part of a series of lectures given by women who won the Terre de femmes prize (Yves Rocher) and will talk to us about their projects and experiences. Come and meet them on our online program, every night at 9 pm.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Sustainability
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:00 pm until 10:00 pm

ZAIA - TOURO AZUL (Blue Bull)

A tour through the life of Nídia, a horse rider and animal keeper who lives in a rural house in the forgotten Algarve near Vila do Bispo. Nídia tells the story of her grandparents who have always lived in a communion between sea, land and tremendous hard work. We walk towards the sea accompanied by a special Noah’s Ark which is composed by Nídia’s best friends: domestic boars and their piglets, mares, donkeys, dogs, cats and geese.

TOURO AZUL - An old children’s tale that has been retold from one generation to another. Parents and grandparents, who were unable to read and write themselves.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 240 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable shoes, hat and sunscreen

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 8 Max. 8 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Price: Adult 105.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sítio da Penina

    Sítio da Penina - Vila do Bispo

Digital diaries, animals' stories

Would you like to read a penguin's diary? Rory Wilson has a way: a tiny device that gets creatures - from albatrosses and penguins to beavers and mountain-goats - to effectively record their own lives. Join this chat to discover the secrets this little gadget has unveiled, and what the next challenge might be. Professor Rory Wilson (Swansea University), a world-leading expert in animal movement named as one of Britain's conservation heroes by BBC Wildlife Magazine in 2018, will chat to Sonia Neves from SPEA, and take audience questions.

 

You may enter the meeting using the linkhttps://zoom.us/j/91592965896?pwd=UHk2TG50QzVseVI3Z1RQbDZWWFlwQT09

or using the following ID: 915 9296 5896

The password is: 747921

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others), Birdwatching
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 07:00 pm until 07:45 pm

Threatened Flora of Portugal

Portugal Flora Red List: extinction risk, distribution and main threats.

You may participate in this meeting without registering. This will occurr on October 5th at 16h00 (Lisbon Time). Below the login data: 
 
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93461976570?pwd=QVhySldyTFFuMkFYZEtNMVEvM3RrQT09
Zoom ID: 934 6197 6570
Password: 858466

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Flora
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 04:00 pm until 05:00 pm

Do white storks still migrate?

White Storks used to be a fully migratory species, breeding in Europe and wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. However, in recent decades birds started to remain in Iberia all year round, with increasing numbers of wintering storks since the 1980s. This change in migratory behaviour has been accredited to several factors including foraging on open-air landfills, an extremely abundant food resource. With the use of GPS tracking technology, we can now follow birds throughout their life, identifying the costs and benefits of this new behaviour and its impact on stork migratory decisions.

This activity is facilitated by Marta Acácio.

The presentation will be in english and the talk will be held in portuguese.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 06:30 pm until 07:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Parish Council

Birdwatching Route - Cabranosa

Join SPEA ornithologists in the observation of several migratory bird species in different habitats of Sagres region, from passerines to waders.  The route will be around the Hedge (“Sebe”) and "Cabranosa", iconic spots for migratory bird watching in Sagres with particular emphasis on small passerines and raptors.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    "O Vigia" Restaurant

Birdwatching Route - Boca do Rio

Join SPEA ornithologists in the observation of several migratory bird species in different habitats of Sagres region, from passerines to waders. In this day we'll visit Boca do Rio, where we will observe mostly waders.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Boca do Rio (Beach)

Birdwatching Route - Atalaia

Join SPEA ornithologists in the observation of several migratory bird species in different habitats of Sagres region, from passerines to waders. On this day we'll visit "Ponta da Atalaia", a place booming with biodiversity, where anything from seabirds and migratory passerines are possible to see, amongst breathtaking landscapes of cliffs.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 04:30 pm until 06:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Pousada

Environmental crimes in Portugal

Come find out which environmental crimes are more common in Portugal, how to recognize them and act accordingly. In Portugal, these crimes occur every year in every region, making it important to be aware of them in order to aid prevention. From illegal killing of birds, to poison baiting and habitat destruction, we’ll summarize the most common types of environmental crimes and indicate the proper ways of acting. This activity is part of LIFE Nature Guardians and will be facilitated by Rui Machado.

 

Even without registering, you may participate in this activity with the following information:

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/99217648864?pwd=S0lZbjliNmVkaGRXUEsvT3BLSmRPUT09

Meeting ID: 992 1764 8864

Password: 815200

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm

Battle for the beaches - Turtles SOS

What do you do when you see a globally important population of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) being decimated by illegal hunting with their imminent extinction predicted? When no one is interested and you don’t know anything about turtle conservation? You start an NGO and try to save them of course!

Follow wildlife filmmaker Jacquie Cozens' adventure, from the adrenaline filled early years of a few volunteers chasing hunters at night on the beaches to the ultimate success and growth of the project. Discover how, against all the odds, this species was saved on Sal, Cabo Verde.

Activity facilitated by Jacquie Cozens.

The presentation will start at 18h00, so we recommend that you enter the meeting up to 10 minutes before.

 

You may enter the meeting using the linkhttps://zoom.us/j/91201047625?pwd=S2gyMDVJeVZkRFp6OEh3eE4wRGpSUT09

or using the following ID: 912 0104 7625

The password is: 743483

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 06:00 pm until 07:30 pm

The other pandemic: from sea to our table

There is another pandemic spreading. We can fight it if we change our habits and think about the others first. How am I connected to the Ocean if I don't even see it? What is marine litter? Does it affect us humans? In this talk we will travel the world, unraveling the many routes that marine waste finds in the Ocean. As we discover the various species that it encounters and the dangerous consequences of such encounters, we are called to be part of the solution and to be the change we want to see in the world. Act now because the sea begins in us.

This activity is facilitated by Carla Lourenço.

 

It is recommended to join the Zoom meeting a few minutes before its start, at 15h00 (Lisbon time)
 
Zoom linkhttps://zoom.us/j/97258186854?pwd=NjF5bWRMdXZBc3U3dlpDYlkwMnIrQT09
Zoom ID: 972 5818 6854
Password 511384

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Sustainability
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 1 Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 04:30 pm

Nocturnal migration lecture

Perhaps the steepest learning curve in bird identification is in nocturnal flight calls, picked up from anyone's garden or balcony ('nocmig'). Unable to go to the field, many new participants have joined this year. A new legion of citizen scientists has taught us that, e.g. Western Swamphens migrate over Spanish city centres or mass flights of Common Scoter take place over central England. A guide to these sounds is urgently needed, and Magnus Robb of The Sound Approach is producing one, together with Lukas Pelikan. In this lecture, Magnus talks about the latest developments.

Participate also in the practical approach to this methodology, today after the lecture (3/october at 7:30 pm).

this activity is facilitated by Magnus Robb.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 06:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

Listening to nocturnal migration

Come and try your luck with us, listening for flight calls of birds migrating at night. The Sagres area has had an important role in studies of nocturnal migration, being the location for most recordings in a new guide to nocturnal flight calls produced by Magnus Robb, Lukas Pelikan and The Sound Approach. In this session Magnus will explain how he works, as well as helping to point out and identify flight calls of any migrants, recording them and showing how the sounds appear as sonagrams on his computer.

If you want to know more about "Nocmig" and it's results, subscribe also the lecture about this subject, on october 3, at 6pm-7pm.

This activity is facilitated by Magnus Robb.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring a coat for possible windy conditions.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 07:30 pm until 08:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Fortress

    Outside the auditorium of the fortress. The listening session will take place outside the building.

The birds of our beaches: 10 years of Project Arenaria

Project Arenaria is a citizen science project. It was launched in the winter of 2009/10 and already completed 10 years of life. In this lecture we will discover a bit more about the wonderful lives of the great migrants who live on our beaches, and get to know what the Project Arenaria has allowed us to learn about the distribution, abundance and status of these birds in Portugal.

This activity will be facilitated by Paulo Catry.

 

You may participate in this meeting without registering. This will occurr on October 5th at 14h00 (Lisbon Time). Below the login data: 
 
Zoom linkhttps://zoom.us/j/95211204734?pwd=ZmVaNlZreHl6dmFCMloxTzRHVXdrdz09
Zoom ID: 95211204734
Password: 970130

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 10 Max. 100 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 03:30 pm

The unknown wolf!

The wolf is a species whose worldwide distribution area has been greatly reduced. Myths associated with this predator, created the idea that it was undesirable, and it would be better to exterminate it. The damage done to domestic animals has also contributed to this widespread hatred. However, in areas where natural prey abounds, the damage caused by the wolf in cattle is almost nonexistent.
This social animal, which lives in family groups, occurs in the north and center of the country, occupying about 20% of its original distribution area, with about 300 individuals.
The wolf will only survive if we provide it with adequate shelters and natural food (roe deer, deer, and wild boar), and we accept that it causes some casualties in the flocks, with the shepherds being paid with compensation, in the case of proven wolf attacks. Actions that promote the natural recovery of deer populations are fundamental for the survival of the last great predator of our country. It is also important to disclose the true wolf, an animal that, like all wildlife, has the right to exist in its natural state.

this activity is facilitated by Francisco Fonseca.

 

 

Zoom linkhttps://zoom.us/j/95168647061?pwd=RXhHKy95Wms4RTM5aXh5RDd6bHNWQT09
Zoom ID: 95168647061
Password: 689209
 

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm

Trends in the migratory flow of soaring birds in Sagres

STRIX has been monitoring the autumnal migration of soaring birds in Sagres for over 10 years, which has allowed the design of temporal and spatial migration patterns for different species. Based on these data, it appears that several species have shown negative trends in the size of their migratory population crossing Sagres peninsula, others have a positive trend and there are still others without an apparent trend. This webinar will discuss the possible causes for these trends and the potentially associated conservation problems.

Registration for this activity is now closed but you may still join the Zoom meeting using the link:
 https://zoom.us/j/98597543154?pwd=eHczbFNJWTRyelh0ZXFxdjZIV1lHUT09
or using the following ID: 930 0043 4561
The password is: 886758

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Wednesday 23rd of September 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:00 pm

Arenaria - Counting birds on the beach

Join us for a short walk along the beach, and with the help of a specialist, discover some of the bird species that use the intertidal zone. Get to know more about the Project Arenaria and how to participate in this citizen-science project. During the winter time, you can go for a pleasant beach walk and monitor an area of the coastline, giving an important contribution to the knowledge on these incredible long-distance migrants.

this activity is facilitated by Paulo Catry.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    You can bring your own binoculars (if you have), and we can borrow some. It is recommended footwear suitable for walking on the beach and clothes appropriate for the weather (e.g., raincoat)

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15 (idade mínima 16 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 09:30 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Martinhal Beach

    Praia do Martinhal (parking of the Martinhal restaurant)

Construction of bird whistles EN

Whistles and calls are rudimentary musical instruments, used since immemorial times to attract birds, initially for the purpose of hunting. In this workshop we will learn how to build and use some of these traditional instruments, typical of the northwest of Iberian peninsula, with which you can attract some curious birds to the reach of your binoculars!

This activity is facilitated by Vasco Flores Cruz.

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching, Others
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: English
  • Recommendations:

    Children must be accompanied by their parents.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20 (idade mínima 10 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

"Nature Sketch" Workshop

On this activity, participants will be invited for a walk, in the space outside of Beliche Fort, to enjoy the surroundings and the necessary framework for the preparation and realization of an illustration workshop. The activity will last approximately 2 hours and participants will be challenged through the draw of line, point and freedom of an arm-wing. The illustrator Pedro Seromenho will accompany all sequential phases in a follow-up process. This activity was designed for children and families.

  • Tipologia(s): Activities for children, Workshop
  • Temática(s): Others
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Each participant must bring a plain notepad, preferably in A4, and a pen or a marker.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    Outside Beliche Fort

Faina - Touro Azul

This tour reveals a vegetable garden, an apiary, near Sagres and a hut made of what the sea and land had to offer. Nicolau, a man who works the land, is our guide for this journey and shares his expertise on bees, storks, and the honey that glides from the cliffs into the ocean. TOURO AZUL - An old children’s tale that has been retold from one generation to another. Parents and grandparents, who were unable to read and write themselves, would learn it by heart to enchant the children from the hills and from the coast.

  • Tipologia(s): Others
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 8 Max. 8 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Price: Adult 70.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Igreja Matriz da Raposeira

Giants of the portuguese waters

Dolphins, whales, turtles and sharks inhabiting Portuguese waters will be the main characters of this talk. We will briefly tackle a few topics related to the biology, ecology, conservation and behaviour of these amazing animals! Which species occur in Portugal, where do they live and what is their favourite meal? What are the ones most threatened of extinction? Some more solitary, others playful and sociable! We invite all to know the answer to these and many other questions!

This activity is facilitated by Marina Laborde.

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others), Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 12:00 pm until 01:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Vulture Conservation in Europe - Yes we can!

Worldwide, vultures are declining and getting extinct. In southern Asia populations plummeted by 99% due to the vet drug diclofenac. In Africa we are witnessing a dramatic vulture crisis, with species declining and getting locally extinct due to widespread poisoning activity, some of it associated with poaching for ivory. Only in Europe vultures are recovering – 3 of the 4 European species are now increasing, and recolonising former range. We will review the panorama around vulture conservation in Europe and will describe several successful programmes, including several reintroduction projects.

This activity is facilitated by José Pedro Tavares.

 

The presentation will start on October 4th, 14h30 (Lisbon time), but we recommend that you enter the meeting up to 10 minutes before.

 You may enter the meeting using the linkhttps://zoom.us/j/95048855777?pwd=VG1JR0dhTFFpckpYR1l6MzBaSUdzUT09
or using the following ID: 950 4885 5777
The password is: 362587

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others), Birdwatching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 02:30 pm until 03:30 pm

Seabirds Watching - Cape Cruiser

On board of a semi-rigid inflatable boat, and with a marine biologist aboard, we will use chumming to attract as much seabirds as possible.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 150 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    The activity it's only confirmed after our reply and is subject to immediate cancellation if the weather conditions change.

    We recommend participants to bring wind jacket, camera, binoculars, water and sunblock.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 12 (idade mínima 8 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:00 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:00 am
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 05:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:00 am
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 05:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 08:30 am until 11:00 am
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 05:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 03:00 pm until 05:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Dolphin Watching - Cape Cruiser

Join us for this fantastic experience in search of dolphins, whales and other marine life in their natural habitat. With an experienced team of marine biologists and skippers, we provide a responsible cetacean observation experience. Come aboard and surprise yourself!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    The activity it's only confirmed after our response and is subject to immediate cancellation if the weather conditions change.

    Bring wind-jacket, sunblock and water.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 6 Max. 12 (idade mínima 3 anos)
  • Price: Child 30.00€
    Adult 30.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 11:30 am until 01:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 01:30 pm until 03:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Harbour (Baleeira)

Discovering Sagres - People, culture and territory

Sagres is the stage for another bird watching festival, among other activities that are promoted we propose to explore the streets, meet the people and the stories of this place of singular beauty that welcomes us in these days.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Archeology, History and Geology
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring comfortable clothes and shoes, water and a camera.

  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 15 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Sagres Parish Council

Around Cabranosa

Field trip to Vale Santo and Cabranosa for birdwatching focusing on steppe birds and migrating raptors.

This activity is facilitated by Guillaume Réthoré.

  • Tipologia(s): Field trip
  • Temática(s): Birdwatching
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Recommendations:

    Bring binoculars, birds field guide, water and some food, sunscreen, hat, appropriate shoes and clothes for walking. Participants must have a car to take part in this activity.

  • Registration: Activity with on festival registration
  • Nr of participants: Max. 10 (idade mínima 12 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 02:00 pm until 05:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 01:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

Giants of portuguese waters - Online

Dolphins, whales, turtles and sharks inhabiting Portuguese waters will be the main characters of this talk. We will briefly tackle a few topics related to the biology, ecology, conservation and behaviour of these amazing animals! Which species occur in Portugal, where do they live and what is their favourite meal? What are the ones most threatened of extinction? Some more solitary, others playful and sociable! We invite all to know the answer to these and many other questions!

Tis activity is facilitated by Marina Laborde.

Since this activity is fully booked, you may watch it on Youtube Live at the Birdwatching Festival channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJLX9wKI8zMoXsp_cTmJYuA/

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education , Fauna (others), Dolphin Watching
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 11 Max. 100
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Wednesday 16th of September 2020 from 07:00 pm until 08:00 pm

Local Housing for Birds

In this lecture we'll talk about the project "Local Housing for Birds", one of the winners of the Orçamento Participativo (Participative Budget) Portugal 2018. This project will last for two years and is a partnership between Vita Nativa Association and the Institute of Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF). The main goal is the promotion of nesting sites for birds in every municipality of all the municipalities of the Algarve. Come and find out how you can participate and help us!

  • Tipologia(s): Talk/Get-together
  • Temática(s): Fauna (others), Others
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Target Audience: Adults
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 5 Max. 20
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 12:00 pm until 12:45 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Pavilhão Multiusos de Sagres

Surf lesson

Because we do everything – surfing, living, learning – with a Good Feeling! Indeed, we learn better when we’re relaxed and having fun. So, once you’re happy and confident in the waves, everything will flow easier for you. Our surf lessons are held in small groups with qualified instructors. We’ve only got the best and friendliest teachers, with years of experience and who know how to help you to learn surfing with a smile!

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): SUP and Surf
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 2 Max. 10 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Price: Child 49.50€
    Adult 49.50€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 01:30 pm
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 01:30 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Good Feeling Hostel (Raposeira)

    Hostel Good Feeling, Raposeira

SUP tour

We take you to otherwise unreachable sections of our coastline that are far from any signs of inhabitation. As you paddle on your SUP tour, the natural beauty of rock formations, caves and imposing cliffs around you is so breath-taking that you feel as if you've left the real world behind you. Paddle into huge caves, swim into hidden caverns, enjoy gliding alongside the cliffs, dare to try a huge rock-jump, practice moving up and down on the board, or just relax and enjoy the sun on your body.

  • Tipologia(s): Sea activities
  • Temática(s): SUP and Surf
  • Duration: 210 minutes
  • Target Audience: All audiences
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 2 Max. 10 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Price: Child 22.50€
    Adult 45.00€
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Saturday 3rd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 02:00 pm
    Sunday 4th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 02:00 pm
    Monday 5th of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 02:00 pm
    Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 10:30 am until 02:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Good Feeling Hostel (Raposeira)

    Hostel Good Feeling, Raposeira

Biodiversity flying

In this activity, children will learn a new word: “Biodiversity”. With the help of our bird sculptures, feathers, bones, some images and sounds, we will introduce some birds of the Iberian Peninsula and their differences: beaks, feathers, bones, size, eggs, and even how they sing! And gradually, we will discover what biodiversity is. At the end you can take a souvenir home.

Sign up and come with us on a biodiverse experience!

Activity run by Marta Verdú (SPEA/SPIN/ESC) and Vanessa Oliveira (SPEA).

  • Tipologia(s): Workshop
  • Temática(s): Environmental Education
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Target Audience: Children
  • Language: Portuguese, English
  • Registration: Activity with online registration
  • Nr of participants: Mín. 2 Max. 15 (idade mínima 6 anos)
  • Partner:
  • Schedule: Friday 2nd of October 2020 from 05:00 pm until 06:00 pm
  • Meeting point:
    Beliche Fort / Reception

    Lawn of Forte do Beliche