Birdwatching Paradise in Ria Formosa

Join our expert-led birdwatching tours in Ria Formosa, Olhão, and explore Portugal's ecological gem.

Birdwatching Experience in Ria Formosa

Embark on an enriching birdwatching adventure in the breathtaking Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Birdwatching Tour at Ria Formosa Natural Park, Olhão

Duration: 2 hours


  • Adults Over 4 Years Old: €25
  • Children Up to 4 Years Old: Free

Key Features:

  • Expert Guidance: Led by a biologist guide with extensive knowledge of local avian species.
  • Equipment Provided: High-quality binoculars and comprehensive bird catalogs are available for an enhanced birdwatching experience.

Rich Biodiversity:

  • Diverse Avian Species: Home to over 200 bird species, including rare and localized ones like the Purple Swamp-hen and Little Bittern.
  • Key Species to Observe: Black-necked grebe, spoonbill, oystercatcher, flamingo, and many more.
  • Winter Haven: Over 20,000 waterbirds flock to the park, especially during the winter months.

Ecological Significance:

  • Protected Wetland Area: Encompasses 14,000 hectares, marked as a Ramsar site and one of Portugal's Seven Wonders.
  • Habitats: A blend of dunes, mudflats, salt marshes, lagoons, and pine woods, fostering a rich ecological environment.

Ideal for:

  • Families: A family-friendly experience with free admission for children up to 4 years.
  • Nature Enthusiasts and Photographers: Perfect for capturing stunning wildlife and scenic landscapes.
  • Educational Value: Offers insight into the ecological importance and conservation of the area.

This tour in Ria Formosa is more than just birdwatching; it's an opportunity to connect with nature and learn about the ecological importance of one of Portugal's most vital wetlands. Whether you're an avid birdwatcher or a curious visitor, this experience promises a memorable and insightful journey into the heart of Portugal's natural beauty.



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