The volcanic nature and the privileged position of the Azores archipelago in the North Atlantic, make these nine islands an ideal destination for the enjoyment of adventurous tourists and twitchers.
The collection of Nearctic birds reaching the archipelago is the largest in Europe and, although the number of nesting species is not very high (30 in total), many of them are endemic subspecies.
Alba Villarroya will explain us what the birds of the Azores are like. Among others, the Azores bullfinch and the Monteiro’s storm petrel, two endemic species that can be observed in the archipelago. These two populations are very localized and under constant pressure, making conservation a priority for associations such as SPEA or IOMA.