Bird watching in the Algarve

Algarve: 3-Hour Tavira Saltpans Bird Watching Tour

Product ID: 40542

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Discover the bird life of the Tavira saltpans on a guided tour
  • See the Greater Flamingo, Spoonbill, and many more species with your birding guide
  • Experience the main habitats of marshlands, tidal flats, and saltpans
Spot the Greater Flamingo, Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, and other aquatic birds in the marshlands and other habitats of Rio Formosa Nature Park. Explore the saltpans of Tavira on a bird watching tour and discover the many species attracted to the area.
What to Expect
Discover the vast variety of bird life that is drawn to saltpans of Tavira in Rio Formosa Nature Park.

On this 2-hour bird watching tour you’ll explore the saltpans, which are located near the village of Arraial Ferreira Neto. The main habitats here are marshlands, tidal flats, along with the system of saltpans. In the salt extraction areas, good views of waders, gulls, and other aquatic birds are possible.

Sightings of large numbers of Greater Flamingo are quite common as are frequent sightings of Spoonbill, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Whimbrel, Curlew, and Kentish Plover, all year round. With thousands of waterfowl populating these habitats throughout the year, the area offers excellent sightings of waders such as the Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, and others.

The saltpans of Tavira are suited to many species of gulls, and the area is also regularly visited by the Black-shouldered Kite, Sandwich Tern, and the Caspian Tern during the winter months.

During the breeding season you may well see the colorful Bee-eater, Stone Curlew, and beach-nesting Little Tern.
What's Included
  • Bird watching tour
  • Nature and birding tour guide
  • Use of binoculars and telescope
  • Field guides and maps of the Ria Formosa Nature Park
What's Not Included
  • Hotel transfers
Meeting Point

Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval Doca de Recreio de Faro 8000-541 Faro Algarve - Portugal N 37º 0'54.19" W 007º 56'13.74" (Open in Google Maps)

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Product ID: 40542