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New book: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve (1 Viewer)

Gonçalo Elias

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Portugal
The contents of my eight booklets about the birding hotspots in the Algarve have now been put together in a single volume: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve.

This book has almost 300 pages with detailed information on 100 birding sites, distributed throughout the Algarve.

In addition to well-known places, such as Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Lagoa dos Salgados, Castro Marim, Sagres or Ria de Alvor, this book also contains a description of many other less visited but very interesting sites, both coastal and inland.

The contents are organized by municipality, with a chapter for each of the 16 municipalities. Each chapter begins with a two-page introduction, which highlights some interesting birds that can be seen in the area and how the hotspots look like. After that, detailed information is provided for each hotspot: a brief description, a list of the most interesting birds that can be found there, and some suggestions on how it can be explored. Maps and GPS coordinates are also provided.

There are also two appendices - one about pelagic trips and the other about using public transport to get to the hotspots.

It is hoped that this book will help all those interested in wild birds to discover new places in this wonderful region.

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Swissboy

Sempach, Switzerland
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Switzerland
The contents of my eight booklets about the birding hotspots in the Algarve have now been put together in a single volume: The 100 Best Birding Hotspots in the Algarve.

This book has almost 300 pages with detailed information on 100 birding sites, distributed throughout the Algarve.

In addition to well-known places, such as Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Lagoa dos Salgados, Castro Marim, Sagres or Ria de Alvor, this book also contains a description of many other less visited but very interesting sites, both coastal and inland.

The contents are organized by municipality, with a chapter for each of the 16 municipalities. Each chapter begins with a two-page introduction, which highlights some interesting birds that can be seen in the area and how the hotspots look like. After that, detailed information is provided for each hotspot: a brief description, a list of the most interesting birds that can be found there, and some suggestions on how it can be explored. Maps and GPS coordinates are also provided.

There are also two appendices - one about pelagic trips and the other about using public transport to get to the hotspots.

It is hoped that this book will help all those interested in wild birds to discover new places in this wonderful region.

Cover page and some samples attached.

Great, now we just need to get rid of the COVID-19 restrictions. Just ordered, though!
 
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Swissboy

Sempach, Switzerland
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Switzerland
Thanks, I hope you enjoy it!

Hi Gonçalo, This is a very fine book, I received it some days ago but only found time today to give it some in depth looks. I've had your Huelva booklet for some time, so figured I'd love to get the Algarve as well. But I did not want to get the various portions separately. So this is now very well worth it to have waited. I also like the extra sections in the appendices like on pelagic tours.
Unfortunately, I don't see any immediate needs for field use of such books but it's great for making plans and dreaming, at this point. :smoke:

I see you found a great way for publishing as well. This print on demand reduces having tons of copies that would need to be stored some place.

For future volumes, it would be nice to have an index with the species, at least. Though, in this case with not all that diverse places, it might be less critical.
 
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