Trip reference number: 22130
Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide
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Madeira combines a mild climate, lovely blue seas and panoramic vistas with ancient laurel forests that harbour endemic birds. Its warm deep seas attract an array of resident and transient whales and dolphins.
With its diversity of geological formations, rich seas and unique flora, Madeira is a haven for naturalists. It is remarkable for its variety of seabirds and for its endemic bird species and subspecies. Located on a whale migration route, as well as a feeding and calving ground, it is also ideal for dolphin and whale watching. May is an excellent time to visit as the sea is warming up, bringing both cetaceans and migrating seabirds – photographers get ready as it's extremely scenic, both on land and at sea! This is also the breeding season of the highly endangered Zino's petrel.
Although no more than 47 bird species breed in the Madeiran archipelago, approximately half of them are either endemics to Madeira. The island's seabirds, including Zino's petrel, are the main attraction for birdwatchers, thanks to several colonies of world importance.
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