Please check out Becky’s blog on the hidden delights of the Algarve. We are here in the Algarve for a few days and have seen a few different birds; stints, redshanks and greenshanks and maybe a curlew sandpiper. ( can travel 15000km!) And the best view was being close up to a hoopoe preening itself with its long beak on a tree. But no camera with us. Becky has been a bit further north from the Algarve into the Alentejo to see these amazing birds, the great bustards. No miss spellings please and these birds need protection.