Birds of prey and the windfarm towers

One of the jobs of our friend biologist Ricardo and his teammates is the identification and protection of juvenile raptors that, especially in the fall, during the first migration to south, populate the area of ​​Sagres.

In case of danger the order of the windfarm control room is alerted and towers are stopped while the birds remain at risk.

Last September 13 we made him company for some time at one of the observation posts and we saw a booted eagle!

Our guests love to stay here because in the morning they can see through their rooms windows several birds and, a little later, when the thermal currents already guarantee a good support, birds of prey hover in the air : booted eagles, toed eagles, peregrine falcons, etc.

Sometimes times we see in the evening hunting scenes on the farm with chopped dives on prey!