Vultures

Hide for vultures
Hide for vultures
Hide for vultures

INFORMATION

 

This hide is located in the Côa Valley Special Protected Area, an excellent area for the cliff-breeding birds. It is built on a huge slab of granite, with a wide forested landscape. The hide is oriented to the west, so the best time to use it is during the morning.

It is accessed with a 4×4 vehicle from the village of Algodres, initially on asphalt and the last km on dirt road.

 

 

Spring and Summer

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

Griffon (Gyps fulvus)

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Raven (Corvus corax)

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)

 

Autumn and Winter

Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Raven (Corvus corax)

Carrion Crow (Corvus corone corone)

 

 

Hide capacity: 4 photographers

Glass window dimensions: 360x45cm

The photography through the glass means the loss of 1 exposure point

Thermal and acoustic insulation, rotating chairs with back support, heating, shelves for storage.

 

 

All year, but with a lower successful rate during Autumn and Winter.

 

 

The distance of the birds to the hide can be adapted by the arrangement of the food. However, the average distance is relatively short, being about 5 to 15m. There are several types of lenses we recommend, but a lens between 600 and 400mm to highlight more distant birds and perching in trees, or to highlight details. In addition, a focal length of 200mm to 300mm may be ideal for flight scenes, group situations or proximity. Converters. Photographers should bring their own tripod.

 

 

  • It is strictly forbidden to smoke or make noise inside the hide;
  • Mobile phones should be kept in silence mode;
  • Photographers should not leave the hide. They should wait for the guide.

 

 

€ 115,00

Price per person. Includes:

Guide and technical support

Transportation from Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo or Algodres

Picnic-lunch

Feeding the vultures

Insurances

Nature conservation fees

Must add 23% VAT

 

 

Through the contacts available, indicating your name and cell phone contact/email.

The reservation is only guaranteed upon payment of 50% of the registration fee.

contact form

email: info@wildlifeportugal.pt

phone: +351 918 068 872

 

 

Environmental responsibility
A percentage of the profits from this activity revert to nature conservation actions in the Faia Brava Reserve. 

 

Equipment rental

We can rent a tripod and tripod head, with the following characteristics and conditions:

Feisol carbon CT-3301 Rapid tripod with center column – 25,00 €
Manfrotto heavy telephoto lens support for tripod – 25,00 €
Tripod + lens support – 40,00 €

GALLERY

TESTIMONIALS

Wildlife Portugal cannot guarantee 100% that animals can be observed or photographed. This programs are dependent on the behavior of wild animals, for which we cannot control and accept any responsibility. However, the guarantees of success are quite high, so we assume a compensation if vultures do not appear during the session. Anyway, there is always the strong possibility of having to wait several hours in silence inside the hide.