Although Sal may be overshadowed by Santo Antão and other islands for birdwatching, we still have an excellent array of species to be proud of! The birds can be viewed around the salinas, along the foreshore and in the desert. Although as residents we consider most of the birds to be every day, for visitors from Europe they could be on their life list of birds to see.
Since we often get asked by visitors to the hatchery about birds as well as turtles we have produced our own little guide to the most frequently seen birds on Sal. Thanks to Neal Clayton & Guido Vermeulen for their hard work in compiling the list.
Download The Birds of Sal Turtle SOS 2012 here