Recently efforts have been made to make it better for birds and birders, but now planning has been passed to develop the area. The Algarve does not need more hotels or golf courses, as there is already more availability than customers.
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Bluethroats winter around the perimeter of the lake and everywhere you look wildfowl and herons vie for your attention. Scrubland to the west of the lagoons is a magnet to small migrant birds. Sub-alpine Warblers gather there in small numbers during autumn along with flycatchers, shrikes and the increasingly uncommon Turtle Dove.
Where will the Hoopoe feed if this habitat is concreted over?
Video of a Hoopoe at Salgados turning on a six pence: