Photo Tours are open to all that are nature enthusiasts, you will enjoy this varied journey through Madeira Island. The Macaronesian subtropical mountain humid forests that characterize Madeira Archipelago and has been termed "laurisilva" include a flora and fauna quite exceptional and constitutes an extremely important ecosystem type that is rare worldwide. Madeira's flora comprises about 1.226 species of vascular plants, including two endemic genera (Chamaemeles and Musschia) and over 120 Macaronesian endemic species, 66 of these are strictly endemic to Madeira. There are 11 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) within the archipelago with 42 species of birds breeding here. Four birds species are endemic to Madeira, Zino's petrel (Pterodroma madeira), Fea’s petrel (P. fea), the Trocaz pigeon or Long-toed wood pigeon (Columba trocaz) and Madeira Firecrest Regulus madeirensis, all considered globally threatened. More than 500 endemic invertebrates also form part of the laurisilva, including many molluscs, insects, and spiders. So you if you want to feel part of this biodiversity, our guide will lead you through a very rich environmental journey, visiting some remarkable places. After the pick-up in a place previous combined, our guide will make a detailed briefing about the tour, showing you the several options. A typical and regional lunch could be included as an option.


Photo Tours
Tours I & II  

     

On these half-day (4h) or full-day (8h) you will enter in a pleasant and dedicated birdwatching program. Usually these tours starts in early morning to have the opportunity to observe the morning activities of several bird species, including the endemic Trocaz Pigeon Columba trocaz and the Madeira Firecrest Regulus madeirensis. Other species like the Pallid Swift Apus pallidus, the Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata bella, the Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs maderensis, the Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii madeirensis, the Plain Swift Apus unicolor, the Kestrel Falco tinnunculus canariensis, the Buzzard Buteo buteo harterti and the Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus granti, will have good chances to be observed. You will pass through several important and spectacular areas such as the native Laurissilva forest, viewing points near high ravines and gorges, high altitude zones and astounding cliffs near the coastline where you will have the occasion to observe land species, and also some marine birds from fine seawatching points. Porto Moniz, low placed spot near the sea located at the north western edge of Madeira; Ponta do Pargo, located in the far west of Madeira; Rabaçal, western coast, and Ponta de São Lourenço, the peninsula on east Madeira will be some of the visited places. If you wish, the 8 hours tour can be arrange to your especially needs, to observe determined species more carefully. After the pick-up in a place previous combined, our guide will make a detailed briefing about the tour showing you the several options. A typical and regional lunch could be included as an option.



Includes guide (naturalist), transfer wiht pick-up in the hotel, telescope and insurance
Minimum: 2 persons

 
   

 

Tuesdays & Sundays or another day by request, all year
Tour I   08:00h - 12:30h
Tour II  08:00h - 16:00h

 

Price per person:
Tour I - 35.00€
Tour II - 70.00€

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