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Vila Verde de Ficalho, Serpa, Portugal
I am a bird lover and professional wildlife photographer based in Alentejo Portugal, and Geneva area, Switzerland.
I have been birding and photographing for more than 10 years. I love sharing my passion for birds and nature, so feel free to contact me if you come visit.
Alentejo, Algarve, French Switzerland
PORTUGAL :Our property in Alentejo, Portugal (88 bird species spotted so far), Alentejo, Algarve, Mertola, Castro Verde, Sagres, Guadiana Valley Natural Park, Ria de Alvor, Ria Formosa, Sado Estuary, Tagus Estuary.
SWITZERLAND :Marais de Sionnet, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Wallis
Great Bustard, Little Bustard, Hoopoe, Little Owl, Red-legged Partridge, European Roller, European Bee-eater, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Red-rumped Swallow, Iberian Magpie, Red-necked Nightjar, White Stork, Common Crane, Black-winged Kite, Spanish Eagle, Golden Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle, Eurasian Griffon, CInereous Vulture, Spotless Starling.
Interests: Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography,
butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, backpack, canoe
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live
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Participate: bar, rock, country,
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Birds & Nature Tours is the first Portuguese company specifically dedicated to birds and birding field tours.
Birds & Nature is owned and managed by João Jara, who also guides the majority of the activities.
João was born in Lisbon and studied biology at the Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, from where he developed his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry, as senior manager and director of various multinational companies. With 30 years of field experience, he knows the field of Portuguese birding intimately and was a member of the board of SPEA (Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves – Birdlife in Portugal), as well as voting member and chairman of the PRC (Portuguese Rarities Committee). Author and co-author of several articles about birds, João has led many field tours (in Portugal and abroad), as well as bird identification courses for SPEA. Besides birds, he has an active special interest in amphibians, reptiles and fishes. João is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves
Birds of the Madeira Archipelago
Fórum Aves(Birdwatching in Portugal, incl. Azores and Madeira)