Papa-figos (which literally translates as fig eater) is the Portuguese name for the Golden Oriole, one of the iconic visiting birds of the Algarve. Clive Viney is the co-author of Algarve Wildlife - the natural year, and now, under the guise of Papa-Figos, chronicles his finds, thoughts and feelings while walking in the Algarve countryside throughout the natural year. Look out for his regular updates, illustrated by his fellow co-author and photographer, Ray Tipper, who has kindly provided some of the photographs that illustrate these articles by clicking through from the links below.
May 2021 - Global Big Day 2021
April 2021 - Wildlife in the Lower Guadiana Valley
May 2020 - Behind the beaches of the eastern Algarve
May 2020 - Global Big Day 2020
December 2019 - The Birds of Vale do Guadiana and Castro Verde - a survey
January 2019 - Green Heron - A First for Continental Portugal
December 2018 - Castro Verde Christmas Treat
We hope that you have found this information helpful. If so we are sure you would also enjoy our books about Algarve wildflowers. Buy them online here...