Madeira Nature conservation: volunteers needed for March 12th; Madeira’s famous walks-a popular one and an easy one

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Volunteers needed for March 12th recuperating birds habitats

From Paul Abbiati, a SPEA member

SPEA- Madeira, The Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds organised last Saturday much work in The Parque Ecológico do Funchal to recuperate the habitat of the Patagarro bird devastated by fires in Summer 2010.

SPEA is organising more work on March 12th to continue this project.

If you wish to participate e-mail or call this mobile number: 967232195

You must provide your full name and date of birth.

SPEA-Madeira’s full details in Madeira:

Travessa das Torres, 2 A. 9060 – 314 Funchal – Ilha da Madeira

Tel. +351 291241210 | Fax. +351 291241210 | www.spea.pt

Above and below are photographs of the superb work and the volunteers last Saturday. More photographs are here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/111123841033697735121/Actividade26Fevereiro?authkey=Gv1sRgCOmHzeyKgM2kIw#5578699947446679730

An image of the Patagarro bird (Puffinus puffinus) is below – the bird on the left hand-side.

Madeira: a walker’s paradise

A popular walk and an easy one

The Levada do Caldeirão Verde

“A popular levada to hike is the Levada do Caldeirão Verde which continues as the Levada Caldeirão do Inferno. Together it is about 23 miles (37 km) long. Along both parts there are long sections which should not be attempted by hikers prone to vertigo; and several tunnels for which flashlights and helmets are essential.”

Rabacal Levada, Calheta region, 2006,

The Levada do Caniçal

“The Levada do Caniçal is a much easier walk. This levada runs 7.1 miles (11.4 km) from Maroços to the Caniçal Tunnel. It is known as the mimosa levada because acacias (commonly misnamed mimosas) are found all along the route.”

Vista da levada nos Prazeres. 2008

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levada#Levadas_today

4 thoughts on “Madeira Nature conservation: volunteers needed for March 12th; Madeira’s famous walks-a popular one and an easy one”

    • So, going back to the Wiki article on levadas Levada do Caldeirão Verde is popular but, not easy time-wise and length…there are shorter, faster levada walks..

      Paul Abbiati

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