Type: Active, Adventure, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Reserves, Tours and Excursions, Uniquely Here, Water
Year-round guided bird watching tours to the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve (about a 30-minute drive from Lisbon) afford outdoors enthusiasts fabulous opportunities to see a variety of resident and... Read More
Year-round guided bird watching tours to the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve (about a 30-minute drive from Lisbon) afford outdoors enthusiasts fabulous opportunities to see a variety of resident and migratory bird species that call the wetlands and saltpans south of the river home. Depending on the season and the location, expect to spy black tern, spoonbill, and flamingo. Iberian magpie and bee-eater are regularly spotted. If you're lucky, the great reed warbler will put in an appearance. Tours are also arranged further afield, to the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, about a 50-minute drive south. Led by local expert ornithologists, both these options introduce visitors to the incredible array of wildlife to be found in and around the Lisbon area. As well a ticking off a prized checklist of feathered friends, you'll learn more about the environment and a fascinating ecosystem of mudflats, marshes, river islands, and agricultural land.
- Outdoor Activities: "Full and half-day excursions are offered and include door-to-door transportation, and use of optical equipment."
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Besides its professionalism and the huge variety of birds regularly spotted, Birdwatching Lisbon offers access to one of the most important wetland sites in Europe.