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EVOA is situated in the Natural Reserve of the Tagus Estuary, which is included in the Natura 2000 network since 1980 and is recognized as a Ramsar Site. Since April 2013, the visitor can enjoy the wild birds, mostly in three freshwater wetlands...more
Ponta da Erva | Leziria Sul de Vila Franca de Xira, Vila Franca de Xira 2600, Portugal
All coastal wetlands are important for migrating birds but Evoa is a feast of delights at the right time of the year. In November, the quantity and variety of species was wonderful and the weather perfect, by British standards (for November). Still little known, it...More
EVOA sits at the Tagus Estuary which is the largest wetlands in Portugal and one of the 10 most important wetlands in Europe due to migratory water species. Large migrations happen at EVOA and 54% of Portugals wintering waders can be found here. It's a...More
We were in need of a hike. This is the perfect place. Many photographers were out and about. There were hundreds of ducks and birds all over the place. They have blinds/hides over the site. Perfect for a family outing. Bring your binoculars, because there...More
My family and I spent a half day birdwatching in EVOA. Our guide Joao was very knowledgable and spoke good english and gave us great views of collared pranticole, purple swamphen and lots of other interesting birds. Overall we had a great day and will...More
Not easy to find, this wildlife centre is found by taking the A1 north and exiting at Vila Franca de Xira. It is found just after the bridge crossing the Tajus on the N10 . You then go down a sign posted dirt road for...More
A perfect family afternoon picknick followed by (or before) a birdwatching tour!
Place is amazing. We got a young biologist as guide, made a two hours tour around a couple of lagoons. Near each lagoon small wood cabin enable you to snipe birds flying, diving,...More
I have been to EVOA a few times now. It is an excellent reserve and you can see birds like fan-tailed warblers, black-shouldered kites, stonechats, flamingoes, spoonbills, purple gallinules, and bluethroats. The road leading up to the reserve from Vila Franca de Xira is excellent...More
I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to EVOA. We had a guided visit, both to the exhibits and to the field. It was so absorbing we spent 4 hours instead of the planned 2:30, and time just flew.
The visit started with a movie about...More