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Posted by portugalpress on October 11, 2017

The Sagres Birdwatching Festival has been hailed another raging success, having attracted more visitors than ever before.

A total of 2,150 eager birdwatchers - over 1,000 more than last year - flocked to the western Algarve town.

For five days (October 4-8), they took part in birdwatching activities in iconic locations including the Cape St Vincent and the Beliche and Sagres fortresses.

A record number of nationalities (39) visited the festival, with birdwatchers travelling from as far as Guyana, New Zealand, China, Philippines, Colombia and Mexico.

Organisers also revealed that 157 species of birds were observed during the event, including eight “rarities” like the lesser spotted eagle, the lanner falcon, and the brown booby.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

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