Birdwatching in Ria Formosa



Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of Portugal’s most important protected wetlands designated as a Ramsar site and one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. This Natural Reserve is under special protection. It covers an area of 14.000 hectares protected by a complex of sand barriers and dunes that extends for 60 kilometers along the coast and host on a regular basis more than 20,000 waterbirds especially during wintertime.

This is a crucial spot for migrating birds from or to Africa. More than 200 species of birds can be seen in diverse habitats such as dunes, open waters, inter-tidal mudflats, salt marshes, salt pans, reed beds, lagoons and pine woods.
Particularly rich in wader species and passerines, this is a great place to see rare and localized species that cannot be found anywhere else in Portugal, like Purple Swamp-hen and Little Bittern.


2 hours


25€ / person


  • Ria Formosa Beach
  • Barrier islands line
  • Fuseta village
  • Ria’s high seas and coastline
  • Fuseta Main Church
  • Fuseta Fishing Port
  • Waterfront
  • Salt farms
  • Bias Tower
  • Oyster and small clams farms
  • Fuseta Island beach
  • Natural inlet
  • Homem Nú Beach


  • Bird observation and identification


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If you are on vacation and are unable to find the transport to the place where your tour starts, our team will arrange your transport (an additional cost).

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