EVOA
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Thursday
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Sunday
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About
Located in the heart the most important wetland of Portugal, the Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve, EVOA – Tagus Estuary Birdwatching and Conservation Area, allows the visitors to know and enjoy the unique heritage that we have between the Lezira and the Tagus Estuary. Everyday birdwatching guided visits, Private Guided visits and Photographic Tours.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • ShazF7
    Shefford, United Kingdom1,404 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Só worthwhile
    A fantastic facility to visit. So many birds. Great bird hides, including low level ones. Interesting well presented exhibit. Wasn't very busy. The staff were extremely friendly. We stayed for lunch which was really delicious. We enjoyed it all so much that we are on our way to it today to do the same again before our flight back to the UK. It was worth the 14 euro each to enter. We chose not to take a guided tour as our focus was to wander, look, wait with a camera.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • David S
    Sheffield, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great selection of birds in an amazing environment
    If you're interested in birds and birdwatching this place is fantastic. We had the electric cart guided tour and visited all the main hides around the estuary and lagoons. we saw a wide range of birds including waders, raptors and passerines. Victor the guide was very knowledgeable about the birds and the environment and spoke great English. The staff in the centre Ana and Sara were also very friendly and extremely helpful sorting the logistics of the visit - We arrived on the train so Ana organised a pick up from the station for a very reasonable fee. All the staff were passionate about the centre and the excellent job it was doing. Once again many thanks for very enjoyable afternoon - we would love to visit again sometime.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Debo
    Strasbourg, France26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place, birds, and very nice people
    This place is amazing. You never know if you'll see all the birds you want to see, but it is a beautiful environment to walk in. You just know the birds feel at peace here. I've seen at least 10 different species, in march. In the lagunes and near the walking paths. But the best thing about this place is the people : the staff is very very helpful, at least Ana at the desk. I cannot stress enough how nice and helpful she was to me in organizing my visit. I want to thank her again. Obrigada Ana!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 March 2024
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Debo
Strasbourg, France26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This place is amazing. You never know if you'll see all the birds you want to see, but it is a beautiful environment to walk in. You just know the birds feel at peace here. I've seen at least 10 different species, in march. In the lagunes and near the walking paths. But the best thing about this place is the people : the staff is very very helpful, at least Ana at the desk. I cannot stress enough how nice and helpful she was to me in organizing my visit. I want to thank her again. Obrigada Ana!
Written 18 March 2024
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Anne-cecile W
Cremieu, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely light to go through the estuary, interesting exchange of knowledge with our guide, we keep on returning back ...
Written 12 February 2024
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shels504
Litchfield, CT5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nice little museum. Took an electric safari van to the three lagoons and saw thousands of water birds. Ibis, spoonbill, ducks, shorebirds. Especially enjoyed the purple swamp hens. Pedro was an excellent guide. The people at the museum were friendly and helpful. Even non birders enjoyed it.
Written 30 October 2023
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David S
Sheffield, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you're interested in birds and birdwatching this place is fantastic. We had the electric cart guided tour and visited all the main hides around the estuary and lagoons. we saw a wide range of birds including waders, raptors and passerines. Victor the guide was very knowledgeable about the birds and the environment and spoke great English. The staff in the centre Ana and Sara were also very friendly and extremely helpful sorting the logistics of the visit - We arrived on the train so Ana organised a pick up from the station for a very reasonable fee. All the staff were passionate about the centre and the excellent job it was doing.
Once again many thanks for very enjoyable afternoon - we would love to visit again sometime.
Written 13 October 2023
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ShazF7
Shefford, UK1,404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A fantastic facility to visit. So many birds. Great bird hides, including low level ones. Interesting well presented exhibit. Wasn't very busy. The staff were extremely friendly. We stayed for lunch which was really delicious. We enjoyed it all so much that we are on our way to it today to do the same again before our flight back to the UK. It was worth the 14 euro each to enter. We chose not to take a guided tour as our focus was to wander, look, wait with a camera.
Written 11 October 2023
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Zoe F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Thank you so much Beatrix for the guided tour of the three lakes, we saw lots of bird species and several we hadn’t seen before. It was lovely to have a break from the city in peaceful surroundings with an expert guide
Written 21 September 2023
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foxontherox
Bognor Regis, UK207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A must visit for any birder. The spot is remote but they arrange a transfer from the nearest train station which is super efficient and good value. The staff were all lovely and the guided tour was useful but of course don't expect the knowledge of a professional birding guide. I missed the key species I needed but I think they would have been tough to see anyway. Nonetheless, this place is great and the people are a credit to environmentalism and wildlife-awareness.
Written 16 September 2023
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Leigh W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
My wife is an avid birdwatcher so I thought it would be fun for her to see some different birds. A search for birdwatching in Lisbon turned up EVOA, so I signed us up. Looking at the map, it's the middle of nowhere, so I was really surprised to find such a nice facility, complete with a small museum and even a cafeteria! The location is a sort of marshy area with three small ponds and at the time we went, most but not all of the birds were waders and other water-oriented birds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and quite enthusiastic. I'm not that much of a birder and I even thoroughly enjoyed myself. We traveled in a small electric cart to three different sheltered overlooks and finally to the estuary itself. The tide was out at the time and I'd recommend trying to go when it's in. The whole trip was 1.5 hours and it flew by. Transport to EVOA is a little tricky; we ended up just taking an Uber. But they can provide transport to the train station at Vila Franca de Xira, which is about a 20 minute drive, and from there you can take the train back into Lisbon. I highly recommend a tour here if you're in Lisbon and into birds!
Written 12 June 2023
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Michael M
Pittsburgh, PA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
EVOA was a lot of fun, and the staff were wonderful.

Unlike the previous reviewer, I found the places between viewing points to be teeming with a variety of fascinating small birds— zitting cisticolas, warblers, buntings, larks, stonechats, yellow wagtails, and such, not to mention raptors, herons, swifts, swallows and pranticoles flying above.

Of course, it was hot, shadeless, and buggy, but that is pretty much what I’d expect from a brackish marsh.

While a few of the blinds were showing their age, over all they were well maintained and well placed (and blissfully shady).

I brought a spotting scope, but I think I would have still enjoyed myself with just binoculars

If mobility is an issue (or if walking in the sun is just not your thing), definitely look into the tram tour.

Afterwards, I enjoyed a beer in the cafe, which was well stocked and shady, with view of the pond.

When Uber was no use in getting me back to the train station, the staff helped make sure I got there. Very kind and helpful people.

It would probably be best with your own vehicle, but I had a blast.
Written 19 May 2023
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Irena N
Kladno, Czech Republic25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A beautiful environment with lots of different bird species. I enjoyed it very much it was a nice visit. The tour guides speak english. The lakes are beuautiful.

What you'll see depends of course a lot on the time of year and the weather.

There are around 150 bird species,but we saw about 7 of them I think. There are also another animals like badgers, wild boars and such, but we only saw birds throughout our visit. We did come across some footprints of a boar tho.
Written 10 May 2023
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