Portugal Wildlife

A fully Illustrated Wildlife Biodiversity Catalogue for a

86 Hectare (213 Acre) private Nature Reserve in

Baixo Alentejo, Southern Portugal

 

We practise Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation rather than Rewilding. One key element to Ecological Restoration is a Keystone Species. Our Keystone Species is the Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) {Javali}. Wild Boars have a beneficial impact on their environment that allows other species to flourish and biodiversity to increase.

A "Blog" page shows all recent sightings: Recent Sightings 2024.

Links to Portugal Nature Reserve webpages:

Most Recent Sightings

Birds

Mammals

Butterflies

Flowers

Dragonflies

Reptiles and Amphibians

Moths

Insects

Spiders

Trees

Fungi, Lichens etc

 

Windmill Pond

Bulrush Pond

Hide Pond

Rocky Pond

Perna Seca River

Winterbourne

Spring Watch

Weather and Rainfall

Rewilding

Keystone Species

Conservation and Management

Breeding Notes

Flower Meadows

Red List

Mammal Maps

Butterfly Maps

Reptile and Amphibian Maps

Dragonfly Maps

 

Nearby Wildlife

Bird Feeders

Trail Cameras

Colour Ringed and Tagged Birds

Fox Gallery

Links to Photo Galleries from other countries:

Brazil Pantanal

Catalonia Spain

Mashatu Botswana

Tswalu Kalahari

 

 

Links

 

Home

Species Counts April 2024:

Number of Species Recorded on the Reserve
Flowers 180
Birds 140
Insects 38
Dragonflies 28
Butterflies 27
Mammals 24
Fungi etc 13
Reptiles 10
Trees 9
Spiders 7
Amphibians 7
Moths 6
Other 3
TOTAL 492

February 2023: Awesome visitor. An Iberian Imperial Eagle:

New Species: Northern Goshawk

September 2020:

Fantastic record of a 2nd or 3rd year Iberian Imperial Eagle from February 2020. A very rare bird and an Iberian endemic. IUCN rating is "Vulnerable"

Number of Species Recorded on the Reserve

Sad news. The European Rabbit's Red List status was downgraded in August 2018 from "Near Threatened" to "Endangered" - in both instances with a Decreasing population.

The European Rabbit is a keystone species within the Mediterranean ecosystem as so many predators rely on it including the "Endangered" Iberian Lynx.

We need to do what we can to make sure Rabbits continue to have appropriate habitats to live and thrive in. This year our reserve appears to have good numbers of Rabbits.

The European Rabbit is the reserve's first resident "Endangered" species. The other "Endangered" species is a migrant bird, the Egyptian Vulture.

June 2020:

My Melanistic Genet record has now been published online in Small Carnivore Conservation, the journal of the IUCN Small Carnivore Specialist Group (SCSG).

Three abandoned Barn Owl chicks were released back onto our reserve after they had been reared to maturity at RIAS in Algarve.

Amphibian & Reptile European distribution maps are now available on this website: Reptile and Amphibian Maps

 

Links to Portugal Nature Reserve webpages:

Most Recent Sightings

Birds

Mammals

Butterflies

Flowers

Dragonflies

Reptiles and Amphibians

Moths

Insects

Spiders

Trees

Fungi, Lichens etc

 

Windmill Pond

Bulrush Pond

Hide Pond

Rocky Pond

Perna Seca River

Winterbourne

Spring Watch

Weather and Rainfall

Rewilding

Keystone Species

Conservation and Management

Breeding Notes

Flower Meadows

Red List

Mammal Maps

Butterfly Maps

Reptile and Amphibian Maps

Dragonfly Maps

 

Nearby Wildlife

Bird Feeders

Trail Cameras

Colour Ringed and Tagged Birds

Fox Gallery

Links to Photo Galleries from other countries:

Brazil Pantanal

Catalonia Spain

Mashatu Botswana

Tswalu Kalahari

 

 

Links

 

Home

 

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Email Contact: lince@portugalwildlife.com

 

Andalucia Bird Society: A great resource for exchanging and or getting information on many aspects of birding in southern Spain.