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It often comes as a surprise that Portugal has large populations of greater flamingos with multiple locations to view them right here in the Algarve.

As the name may suggest, the greater...

As the name suggests, the Louisiana Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) is native to the southern regions of the United States and Northern Mexico. Introduced into Spain in 1973, it took until 1979 for...

If I told you to describe a tarantula, you would probably respond with words along the lines of “big”, “hairy”, “dangerous” and maybe “not here in Portugal!”

Well, you may be surprised to...

This time last year I was proudly crowing about the birth of four red-rumped swallows. Their nest, constructed around the chain of an outdoor chandelier, was located just outside our living room...

This time last year I was proudly crowing about the birth of four red-rumped swallows. Their nest, constructed around the chain of an outdoor chandelier, was located just outside our living room...

Most locations in the Algarve have fast-flying, crazy swooping birds and many of them build nests on the outside of buildings and other structures. I am often asked, are they swallows or swifts?...

To the north of Silves lies the Barragem de Odelouca (“barragem” being Portuguese for dam), a huge expanse of water commissioned in June 2012, which is a main source of drinking water for the...

I have recently had some heated discussions with locals in my village – of course in good spirit and always over a few bottles of beer. This month, I introduce the Iberian Magpie. “The what?” you...

We became residents in Portugal in August 2016, so as my passion is photography, imagine my delight when the following April a colony of European bee-eaters began nesting in the garden!

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