This new title in the Crossbill Guides series covers Southern Portugal from Lisbon to the Algarve. Like all other Crossbill Guides, this title poses and answers two key questions: what makes this area so special and how you can experience this uniqueness for yourself. This book describes the flora and fauna, landscape and traditional land use of this region plus 21 detailed routes and around 50 sites with specific suggestions on where and how to find the birds, wildlife and flora.
Southern Portugal is a superb and rich wildlife destination. The Algarve province and its northern neighbour the Alentejo has a highly diverse landscape from the cliffs, dunes and tidal marshes on the coast to the extensive oak pastures, steppes and rocky hills in the interior. Whether you enjoy birdwatching, searching for orchids or simply a pleasant ramble through a flower-dotted landscape, southern Portugal is a great destination at any season.
Kees Woutersen has lived in Huesca for 20 years, working as a nature and bird guide throughout Spain. He runs his own travel company and is author of various books on the birds and natural history. This is his 5th Crossbill Guide. Dirk Hilbers set up the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels Europe to research the guidebooks. This is the 23rd guide he has worked on. As a biologist, when not in the field, Dirk Hilbers is a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.