Madeira Birdwatching Half Day Tour

Join birdwatching and sightseeing on an easy going half-day tour! Observe Berthelots Pipit, Rock Sparrow, Atlantic Canary, Madeira Firecrest and Common Waxbill and admire nice sceneries of southeast Madeira.

  • Madeira Island, Portugal

    A pleasant introduction to birdwatching, to the birds of Madeira and to the southeast of the island.

    • Price

      60 EUR per person (>10 years old)
      50 EUR per child (1-10 years old)

    • Target species

      Madeira Firecrest, Berthelot’s Pipit, Atlantic Canary, Grey Wagtail, Rock Sparrow & Common Waxbill

    • Itinerary

      Southeast of Madeira, from sea level up to 700 meters of altitude (2300 feet), though the itinerary is dependent on weather conditions, so it may vary.

    • Schedule

      Pick up start around 9:00 and drop off is around 13:00. Check availability during your stay.

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  • Highlights

    5 of the endemic bird species and subspecies of Madeira and Macaronesia
    Visit nice places with interesting aspects of geology and flora
    Friendly, local tour leaders with publications on Madeira ornithology

  • Inclusions

    Pick up and drop off at the same place
    Use of quality telescope & binoculars (shared by group), guide books
    English and Portuguese speaking ornithologists

  • Friendly advice

    Bring a jacket which is always useful for the altitude cold, a hat and a bottle of water

  • Group size

    Minimum people to run the trip: 2
    Maximum group size: 8
    Staff to Guest ratio: 1/4

  • Meeting point

    City centers of Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz and Machico. As long as your hotel is not too difficult to access due to traffic, very narrow roads or controlled entrance, pick up is at the hotel, otherwise it will be at a meeting point close by. For other locations, please contact us.

  • This birding tour is ideal for all ages as it is mainly by car through the Southeast of Madeira, with short and easy walks on each spot where several endemic bird species and subspecies of Madeira and Macaronesia can be observed in their natural habitat.

  • From sea level up to 600 meters of altitude you have the chance to observe native and migratory birds, some butterflies, indigenous and exotic species of plants and trees while sightseeing out of normal tourist routes.

Upcoming Tours

Birdwatching tour pick ups available at the city centres of Funchal, Machico, Santa Cruz, Caniço, Cabo Girão.


Madeira Birdwatching Half Day 8 places available


Madeira Birdwatching Half Day 8 places available


Madeira Birdwatching Half Day 8 places available


Madeira Birdwatching Half Day 8 places available

  • Madeira Birdwatching Berthelot Pipit Anthus Berthelotii
  • Madeira Birdwatching Madeira Firecrest Regulus Madeirensis
  • Madeira Birdwatching Atlantic Canary Serinus Canaria
  • Madeira Birdwatching European Robin Erithacus Rubecula Rubecula