• Birds & Birdwatching Resources - Madeira Island 

Atlas of Breeding Birds of Archipelago of Madeira 
First Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Madeira Archipelago 

Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA) 
The Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds is a nonprofit scientific association that promotes the study and conservation of birds in Portugal, represented in Madeira by the delegation of SPEA-Madeira

Rescue Campaign - Save Seabirds
A project to save Madeira Archipelago seabirds of the coastal public illumination

Macaronesian Sparrowhawk LIFE project
A LIFE + project for the Conservation of Macaronesian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus granti) and Laurissilva habitat in Madeira Island 


  • Nature, Conservation & Research Resources - Madeira Island

Madeira Natural Park
Institutional website of Madeira Natural Park

Eco Compatible Life Project
A LIFE+ project which aims the transmission and delivery of information to the public as well as better implementation, management and conservation of Natura 2000 (European ecological network) sites

Cetáceos Madeira II
A LIFE project to contnue the study and conservation of cetaceans in the Archipelago of Madeira

Canning-Clode Marine Lab
Invasion Science, Biofouling, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Ecology, Climate Change 


  • Birds & Birdwatching General Resources

BirdLife International
A global bird conservation Partnership of independent organisations working together as one for nature and people

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
A conservation organisation which speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment

Alpine Birds
Birdwatching and Nature Tours in the Alps 

Pelagic Birder
A blogspot of a sea-going scientific observer/surveyor specialising in fisheries, seabirds and marine mammals passionate for birdwatching and the sea with a large working experience in many of the world oceanes from South Georgia to Greenland and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean

Craigs Digiscoped Images
Photographer's Craig Shaw fantastic bird gallery taken with a Leica D-lux 5 with the Leica apo 82 Scope

African Bird Club
A UK registered charity that supports conservation work in Africa and Atlantic Ocean Islands  


  • Nature, Conservation & Research General Resources

Butterfly Conservation
An international company dedicated to conserve threatned butterflies, undertake and promote their scientific study, safeguard important sites and landscapes and encourage their public enjoyment


  • Madeira Island Tourism

Madeira Tourism
Madeira Island govermental Tourism website

Madeira and Porto Santo Travel Guide - ToMadeira.com
A website dedicated to the Madeira archipelago- Pearl of the Atlantic with useful information about the islands


  • Accommodation

Hostel Santa Maria Funchal
Santa Maria Funchal is a new and renovated boutique Hostel modernly equipped and decorated with an upscale/casual style located at Funchal's historic center near the city trendiest nightlife, cultural and restoration scene. It includes a modern fish, seafood and sushi speciality restaurant for you to try out the best of Madeira Island cuisine and a unique Beer, Wine & Gin Bar where you can try some fresh tapas. The accommodation is close to Funchal's main attractions and the staff will provide you all the resources for your adventures through Madeira Island Nature.

Hotels Dorisol
The biggest three-star hotel chain in Madeira, Dorisol runs four hotels in the capital, Funchal, a favoured destination of families with young children and indeed travellers of all ages.

Holiday Villa in in Carvoeiro, Algarve
Vivenda Aline is a large luxury detached villa with secluded swimming pool and 4 bedrooms. 13 acre site with beautiful 360° views. see our website for availability and early bookin discounts

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