Situated in the heart of the city and surrounded by lush vegetation, Foz da Ribeira de Machico attracts several kinds of birds. You can see some of the following species:
Ponta de São Lourenço, situated on the eastern tip of the Island is an excellent spot for watching birds among other species such as snails and butterflies. Apart from being part of the Natura 2000 network, it is also an Important Bird Area (IBA).
Some of the species to watch out for are:
Caniçal is a quaint fishing village with a deep connection to the sea. Thus, the seafront is an excellent place to observe birds like the Spanish Sparrow, that inhabit Caniçal exclusively.
Other observable species are:
Quinta da Junta, located in Santo da Serra is a historic manor house dating back to the 19th century.
The dense vegetation of the Quinta and the temperate climate of the parish of Santo António da Serra attract species such as: