Portugal Wildlife

An Illustrated Wildlife Biodiversity Catalogue for a

40 Hectare (100 Acre) private Nature Reserve in

Baixo Alentejo, Southern Portugal

Quick Links to main webpages:

Birds Mammals




Wildlife Pond Windmill Pond

Spring Watch

Nesting 2018


Flowers Flower Meadows



Fungi, Lichens

January 2018: New Website page that will highlight some of the seasonal events on the nature reserve: Seasons

January 2018: First new Bird Species of 2018: Common Sandpiper

Number of Species Recorded on the Reserve
Birds 108
Flowers 52
Mammals 12
Butterflies 9
Reptiles 6
Amphibians 4
Dragonflies 6
Trees 8

January 2018: Some new nesting structures have been put in place for the 2018 breeding season, including a custom-designed sandbank for tunnel-nesting birds such as Sand Martins, European Bee-eaters and Common Kingfishers.

December 2017: Grey Wagtail Ice-Skating on the Pond ! At -1 degrees the pond has a thin ice-cover one early December morning.

December 2017: Occasional notes will now be added to the website regarding local weather conditions. The expected rains that usually start in September or October did not really happen this yea. Re-affirming that this is a drought year - with high temperatures in the Summer and below average rainfall in Autumnr. Just a couple of small showers in October. On 29th November there was 30 mls overnight and on 11th December another 38 mls was recorded.

New Bird Species: Mistle Thrush

Eurasian Collared Dove breaking the ice to drink at the Photo Hide Pond

November 2017: New species: Dartford Warbler

October 2017: New species: Black Vulture

October 2017: New page: Spring Watch - a gallery of wildlife seen at a natural Spring.

September 2017:

New Mammal Species: Eurasian Otter

July 2017: A new page has ben set up: Wildlife at Windmill Pond.

June 2017: Fantastic news. We have just purchased additional land and our private nature reserve is now 40 Hectares (100 Acres) in extent. All of which is a no hunting area where wildlife will be safe and protected.

2017: We have now put up official "No Hunting" signs all around the wildlife reserve's outer fenceline. So we are now an area where there is "Não Caça" (No Hunting) allowed.

Red over white "No Hunting" Sign - "Não Caça".

Two Sharp-ribbed newts discovered on the reserve. This species is listed as ‘Near Threatened’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Very exciting news indeed.

We are so excitied at having the opportunity to provide a safe home for a near threatened amphibian. Hopefully they will stay in our pond and thrive.

May 2016: See Iberian Fox Gallery for a truly astonishing sequence of photographs.


Wildlife Photographic Galleries :



Iberian Fox Gallery


Flower Meadows


Reptiles & Amphibians



Fungi, Liverworts, Mosses & Lichens

Other Wildlife

Nearby Wildlife

Other Pages :

Wildlife Pond

Wildlife at Windmill Pond

Spring Watch


Nesting 2018


Conservation Management

Trail Camera Equipment

Hide Pond Construction

Camera Trap Project

Bird Feeder Project

Mashatu, Botswana

Kalahari Wildlife

Catalonia Wildlife




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Email Contact: lince@portugalwildlife.com


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