Portugal Wildlife


Recent Sightings 2022 - A blog of interesting sightings in the year.

A gallery of photographs of recent sightings.



Common Snipe ; Common Earthball ;

Common Darter ; Juvenile Black Stork ; Black Kite ; Spiked Water Milfoil ;

Lang's Short-tailed Blues showing Courtship Behaviour ; Strawberry Tree flowers ; Iberian Badger ; Wild Boar ;

Bath White feeding on Yellow Fleabane ; Woodlark in Song Flight ; Small Spreadwing ; European Mantis hunting a Lang's Short-tailed Blue ;

Maria's Worm Lizard ; Garden Dormouse carrying baby in her mouth on way to nestbox ; Eurasian Hobby ; First sighting of European Rabbit at Windmill Pond :

European Crested Tit ; Juvenile Viperine Snake ; Juvenile Viperine Snake hunting Eastern Mosquitofish ; Juvenile Purple Heron at Hide Pond ;

Iberian Badger at Bulrush Pond ; Common Nightingale at Bulrush Pond ; Epaulet Skimmer ; Male Violet Dropwing ;

Male Iberian Mongoose ; Western Bonelli's Warbler ; Iberian Pond Turtle ; Wild Boar drinking at Bulrush Pond ;

Andalusian Barbel spawninbg at night ; Male House Sparrow landing at Bulrush Pond ; European Greenfinch ; Woodchat Shrike with insect prey ;

Eurasian Eagle Owl at Windmill Pond ; Male Violet Dropwing ; Cattle Egret in breeding plumage at Bulrush Pond ; Wild Boar ;

Lesser Water Plantain in Bulrush Pond ; Iberian sub-Species of Yellow Wagtail - Photo by Chris ; Sea Club-Rush ; Common Galingale ;

Male Montagu's Harrier ; Mediterranean Polecat on beach of Bulrush Pond ; Female European Wildcat ; Southwestern Water Vole ;

One of our regular flock of Feral Pigeons foraging; Strawberry Tree flowering ; Iberian Water Frog leaping away from Iberian Mongoose as it approaches Bulrush Pond for a drink ; Green Hairstreak feeding on Rosemary ;


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Recent Sightings 2021


Links to Portugal Nature Reserve webpages:

Most Recent Sightings






Reptiles and Amphibians





Fungi, Lichens etc


Windmill Pond

Bulrush Pond

Hide Pond

Rocky Pond

Perna Seca River


Spring Watch

Weather and Rainfall


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






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