A selection of organised trips (eco-volunteering, guided vacations and single day/night opportunities) for watching wolves in Europe.
The Parque Natural do Alvão in the north-east of Portugal has Medieval villages, traditional farming, and a wealth of nature. Even through the mist, there was plenty of interest for a day out.
Some 70,000 water birds spend their winter on the Tejo estuary near Lisbon in Portugal. That can mean some serious birdwatching there.
How to get the most out of bird-watching in the Algarve using the railway service.
If you are visiting Madeira via a cruise ship and have limited time on the island, a visit to Ribeiro Frio will give you a good flavour of the place.