Bird Route

Supplier: PERNATUR

Hike on the shore of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, allowing you to observe marshlands, sand dunes, low water and rush areas, canals, brooks and salinas.

Information is given about the formation of the lagoon structure and the current and past geological reality.

We will observe the abundant and diversified vegetation and the vast amount of halophytic flora native to these habitats.

Interpretation of the archaeological findings in this area and of the human activities practiced in this territory since the Neolithic period.

Viewing of a large number of aquatic bird species, including the over 200 species that live in Ria Formosa permanently or temporarily. For instance, the Kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), the purple gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio), the avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) or the spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).

Interpretation of the various and abundant heritage of the natural park in relation to mammals, amphibians and reptiles. As regards insects, this area is very diverse in species of butterflies, such as the Spanish festoon (Zerynthia rumina) or the two-tailed pasha (Charaxes jasius).

There is a wide diversity of dragonflies, such as the red-veined darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii) or the banded groundling (Brachythemis impartita).

Venue: Ria Formosa Natural Park
Price per person: €15
Group price:  €80 |  6-8 pax
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Includes: Equipment, guide
Additional information: Return to the accommodation unit in the municipality of Olhão or Faro


Other activities from PerNatur:

Cerro da Cabeça Route

More about PerNatur:

A PerNatur – Percursos de Natureza is a nature tourism company located in the municipality of Olhão, where it performs its activities, namely hiking in natural environments, with a significant emphasis on interpretation of natural and cultural heritage.