Posts Tagged ‘birding in portugal’

We won 3rd prize for our stand at the British Birdwatching Fair!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

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We took our usual place at the Birdfair last week - only we doubled the space and had a bigger stand. It was a huge amount of work to design and organize it all, but we wanted it to go well and to make a splash out of the expansion of our sister company, “Birding in Portugal” and our new website - and all the work paid off when we won 3rd prize out of the whole Fair for it! Well choughed!

We also ran our annual raffle for a week’s free accommodation in a double or twin room for two people here at the Quinta anytime during mid-season in 2015 - and the winner this year for 1st prize is Tamsin Page.

2nd and 3rd prizes of three free mid-week nights in the same accommodation and during the same period are Andy Davis and Chris Straw.

All the winners have to do is to email us before 7th September using the same email address you gave us at our stand and we’ll take it from there.

Congratulations to those three; hard luck to the rest of you and better luck next time!

Avocets at Salgados

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

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The Avocets above are regularly admired at Salgados and it’d be disaster if the development as planned went ahead and we lost them there …
Our petition has passed the 2,000 mark already, so awareness is growing of the dire threat that faces Salgados.

This awareness has begun hitting the headlines and various articles have been published already, such as those in the Algarve Daily News, (here), and The Resident, (here), and Birdwatch Magazine who have also written about it (here).

Almargem has also complained officially to the EC; here’s a rough translation of it. There’s even been a Facebook page specially created.
Meanwhile here at the Quinta Daniela and I are writing emails to hundreds of nature-based organisations and publications and all our friends and posting blog entries on our Birding site and Facebook page, so please join us in doing the same if you haven’t already - every little helps and we really are starting to make a difference!