Just south of Faro are miles of deserted beach and back beach that holds a great concentration of Gulls, Cormorants, Flamingos, Terns and waders.
Even though this in walking distance from the Hotel ,Its an area that is off the beaten track and an area that I saw from the plane a few years back and wanted to check out.
Mostly this area is inaccessible, mainly covered by boat and birdwatching tours out of Faro, but for a hardy coastal lad like myself the draw of so many Gulls are worth the walk with Scope and backpack. When the road ends at Praia de Faro village a boardwalk carries on for over a mile then its sand trekking at Barrihina beach Ilha de Faro and sandbanks that go out of sight.
|Yellow legged Gulls and Audouin`s Gull
|Nice flock of Audouins Gull with over 50 birds on an outer bank
|Lesser Black backed Gulls and Audouin`s Gulls
|Audouin`s Gull in flight
|Audouin`s Gull and Yellow legged Gulls
|Great black backed Gull sub adult locally scarce
|Yellow legged Gull adult
|Yellow legged Gull 1st winter
|Slender billed Gull flight
|Slender billed Gulls
Lets not forget the Caspain Terns