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Followbirds app – new birdwatching guide in Algarve

Hi there!


We are Barbara and Jordi from Followbirds team.

We’ve developed a birdwatching guide app named Followbirds, with our eyes set on the preservation of the Algarve’s beautiful natural landscapes. The app diversifies the nature-touristic offer in Algarve and enhance the user experience on the field. It is a personal field guide that includes high-quality bird information and bird photos, distinct walking routes, and a 360˚ view of specific suggested areas for nature enthusiasts to explore. It allows you to create and share you checklists and keep track of your observations! It is the perfect digital companion to discover the Algarve´s outdoors and the varied birdlife that inhabits this sunny expanse.

With this blog we want to share with you our latest news and the upcoming events that will enrich our birdwatching community!

Short summary

We participated in several interesting events, congresses and contests.

  • In March 2018 we participated with Loulé Design Lab at the event Estrategias que Marcam 7 at the ESGHT – Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo in Faro.
  • In October 2017, the French ornithology web Ornithomedia was writing about their experience at the Birdwatching Festival of Sagres and they’ve mentioned our project in their article! You can read it here.
  • In September 2017, we joined the Loulé Design Lab, where we are now collaborating, co-working and co-creating together with the creative community, along with other very interesting projects. We are very excited to be there!
  • We won a prize in the contest Ideias em Caixa 2016 in Algarve, in July 2017.
    In July 2017, we’ve participated in yet another contest, the 9º Prémio Nacional Indústrias Criativas held in Porto.
  • VII Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, October 2016
  • IX Congress of Ornithology of SPEA & VI Iberian Congress of Ornithology at UTAD in Vila Real, April 2016
  • IV International Congress on Tourism ESG / IPCA in Guimarães, December 2015
  • VI Birdwatching Festival in Sagres, October 2015


If you would like to read more about the Followbirds project, you can read it here.


We hope you’ll enjoy it and thank you for being part of the Followbirds story! 🙂

Barbara and Jordi