Boa Vista offers excellent opportunities to observe an interesting variety of birdlife: more than 20 different native species breed on the island. Additionally, a few tens of migratory species can be spotted between late September and late May.
An average of 20-25 bird species can be observed on a half day tour (ca. 4 hours), visiting different habitats, such as, wetlands areas in search of waders, dune fields or inland plains for native steppe birds (ie. larks) and coastal cliffs for red-billed tropic birds.
The cream-colored courser (Cursorius cursor), the greater hoopoe lark (Alaemonalaudipes), the Cape Verde swift (Apus alexandri) or, even, the helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris) are among the most sought-after species.
Professional binoculars will be provided to facilitate the observation. A nature guide will provide information on the most common species seen. The diversity and abundance of birds is highly influenced by weather conditions.