5 or 6 People


Join us for a 3 hour Birdwatching tour and discover the birds of Ria Formosa.

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On this 3-hour private tour from Faro, we’ll explore the areas of Ludo and Quinta do Lago in the Ria Formosa Nature Park. Considered the second most important wetland for birds in Portugal, Ria Formosa is an extraordinary area for bird watching and on this tour you’ll be out in one of the best birding spots in the Algarve.

Come along on a 3-hour private tour from Faro and discover the birds of Ria Formosa. In this extraordinary Nature Park you can improve your sightings list with the Kentish Plover, Little Tern, Caspian Tern or even Audouin’s gull and the Little Bittern. On the fresh water lagoons, the Purple Swamphen is the highlight of the day and the surrounding woodlands offer excellent views of the Azure-winged Magpie.

Ria Formosa is an excellent place for birdwatching with a wide range of habitats to explore such as salt marshes, sand and mud banks, dunes, saltpans, sweet and salt water lakes, ponds, farmland as well as pine woods. It’s a wintering ground for birds from northern and central Europe holding 20 000 or more wintering water birds on a regular basis. It is also an strategic stop-over point in the migration between Europe and Africa and it provides shelter for rare species such as the Purple Swamphen (Phorphyrio phorphyrio) – the symbol of this protected area.

Duration: 3 hours

What’s Included:
– 3-hour private tour
– Birding tour guide
– Binoculars and telescope
– Bird field guides
– Maps and field guides

We recommend:
– Casual clothes and comfortable shoes,
– Plenty of water to drink to avoid dehydration,
– A rucksack or backpack, a small snack, sunglasses, hat and a good sun cream, camera.

– 08:30 a.m.

Meeting points:

Location – Olhão

Hotel Real Marina
Avenida 5 de Outubro
Marina de Olhão
8700-307 Olhão
Algarve, Portugal
GPS: N 37.023349, W -7.846008

Location – Faro

Stand 2
Avenida da República
Doca de Recreio de Faro
8000 Faro
Algarve, Portugal
GPS: N 37.016402, W -7.936228