So, Santa Lucia, due east of Faro and not too far from the Spanish Border was the base, and some of the views from the roof follow:
A walk to the local 'supermercado' for some cerveza to be chilled pending a return from local birding sites added Goldfinch, House Martin, Redshank, LBB and YLG, and Turnstone:
So, car parked at the local shopping centre, and getting out of said luxury hire vehicle, a shrike-like bird got my attention straight away in the bushes opposite, one of many adult and juvenile Woodchats seen over the week:
(above: a distant Curlew Sandpiper)
So in addition to what's been shown above, the day also included:
Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Little Tern, Cormorant, Little Stint, Ruff, Spoonbill, Black-headed Gull, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Grey Wagtail, Blackbird, Stock Dove, Curlew, Mediterranean Gull and more.
Part 2 to follow - the excitement builds!