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Swallows, martins and swifts

Most locations in the Algarve have fast-flying, crazy swooping birds and many of them build nests on the outside of buildings and other structures....

Ribeira de Odelouca

To the north of Silves lies the Barragem de Odelouca (“barragem” being Portuguese for dam), a huge expanse of water commissioned in June 2012,...

Thank you

Dear Editor, Thank you so much for the article from Craig Rogers about the Ribeira de Odelouca (Algarve Resident, June 28 edition). It did remind me...

Iberian Magpies

I have recently had some heated discussions with locals in my village – of course in good spirit and always over a few bottles...

European bee-eaters

We became residents in Portugal in August 2016, so as my passion is photography, imagine my delight when the following April a colony of...

Mediterranean tree frogs

Each month I like to keep my articles topical to the time of year. However, unless you have been in hibernation, you may have...

White Storks of the Algarve

Springtime is almost upon us and the early mornings are a chorus of returning song birds competing to attract a mate. One returning bird...
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Processionary caterpillars – it’s that time of year again

The pine processionary caterpillar can be a real issue here in southern Europe and even more so in the Algarve. Towards the end of December...