Portugal Wildlife

A fully Illustrated Wildlife Biodiversity Catalogue for a

56 Hectare (139 Acre) private Nature Reserve in

Baixo Alentejo, Southern Portugal

 

Links to Portugal Nature Reserve webpages:

Most Recent Sightings

Birds

Mammals

Butterflies

Flowers

Dragonflies

Reptiles and Amphibians

Moths

Insects

Trees

Spiders

Fungi and Lichens

Weather and Rainfall

 

Flower Meadows

Bulrush Pond

Windmill Pond

Hide Pond

Winterbourne

Rocky Pond

Spring Watch

Bird Feeders

 

 

Breeding Season 2022

Conservation and Management

IUCN Red List

Colour Ringed and Tagged Birds

 

 

Mammal Maps

Butterfly Maps

Reptile and Amphibian Maps

Dragonfly Maps

 

Nearby Wildlife

 

 

 

Fox Gallery

Trail Cameras

 

 

Links

Home

 

Links to Photo Galleries from other countries:

Brazil Pantanal

Catalonia Spain

Mashatu Botswana

Tswalu Kalahari

 

 

 

 

A "Blog" page shows all recent sightings: Recent Sightings 2022

November 2022:

Number of Species Recorded on the Reserve
Flowers 152
Birds 139
Insects 34
Butterflies 27
Mammals 24
Dragonflies 23
Reptiles 10
Spiders 7
Fungi 7
Trees 7
Moths 6
Amphibians 5
TOTAL 442

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).

New Bird Species: Eurasian Woodcock - A difficult to see Winter visitor, captured on a Trail Camera:

The three Barn Owl chicks are now fully grown and were released back onto our reserve on June 20th.

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

Coming Soon: A page showing all the reserve's Red Listed species (IUCN). As soon as the page is loaded the link in the above menu will work. Check back soon!

February 2019:

New Mammal Species: European Wildcat !

As opportunities arise a variety of bird songs and calls will be posted to the website, especially for species that have not yet been photographed. All such recording will be made on site on the nature reserve.

Other animals, such as frogs, may also be recorded over time and sound files loaded. The first sound file to be loaded is the song of the Common Quail on the Bird Field Guide page.

 

Links to Portugal Nature Reserve webpages:

 

Most Recent Sightings

Birds

Mammals

Butterflies

Flowers

Dragonflies

Reptiles and Amphibians

Moths

Insects

Trees

Spiders

Fungi and Lichens

Weather and Rainfall

 

Flower Meadows

Bulrush Pond

Windmill Pond

Hide Pond

Winterbourne

Rocky Pond

Spring Watch

Bird Feeders

 

 

Breeding Season 2022

Conservation and Management

IUCN Red List

Colour Ringed and Tagged Birds

 

 

Mammal Maps

Butterfly Maps

Reptile and Amphibian Maps

Dragonfly Maps

 

Nearby Wildlife

 

 

 

Fox Gallery

Trail Cameras

 

 

Links

Home

 

Links to Photo Galleries from other countries:

Brazil Pantanal

Catalonia Spain

Mashatu Botswana

Tswalu Kalahari

 

 

 

 

Webmaster: Phil Perry - Copyright © 2022

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.