Birdwatching in Sao Miguel Island

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What To Expect

See the rarest and most beautiful of birds in Sao Miguel Island, one of the most notable sites for endemic flora and fauna worldwide.


  • Birdwatching of 30 species that nest in Sao Miguel Island, including the Cory's Shearwaters, the Roseate Terns and the endangered Azores Bullfinch

  • A glorious landscape in the beach and port of Povoacao with sightings of several sea birds

  • Stop along the serene and beautiful shores of Lagoa das Furnas


Day Tours from Sao Miguel Island
Departs From:
Ponta Delgada
Meeting Point:
Hotel Marina Atlantico, Av. Joao B. Mota Amaral, 9500-150 Ponta Delgada
9 hours
daily at 8:00 AM
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The Azores Islands hold some of nature's best-kept secrets. Discover the magical creatures of the land on this birdwatching tour! We will take you from Ponta Delgada to Nordeste, and along the way you can already see some of the endemic birds. There are 30 species of birds that nest throughout the archipelago, among them the Cory's Shearwaters, Roseate Terns and the elusive Azores Bullfinch. The plumage and shape of these birds are just as peculiar as their names! Both beginners and advanced birdwatchers will delight in the uniqueness of the flora and fauna exposed to them throughout this tour.

We will have a picnic lunch at Vila do Nordeste, then we will make our way towards the beach and port of Povocao, the first settlement in Sao Miguel Island established by its conquerors and inhabited by their descendants. See an array of sea birds with the background of picture-perfect landscapes. We will stop along the shores of Lagoa das Furnas, an interesting lake with volcanic fumaroles. You may even see the locals cooking the traditional Cozido using the boiling water along its shores! Let your imagination fly to new heights as you take in the beauty of this mystical place.


  • Roundtrip transfers from meeting point to site

  • Picnic lunch

  • Certified guide

  • Insurance


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring binoculars, jacket, extra shirt, water, snacks, sunscreen, hat and backpack.

  • Children below 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or bring written permission.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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