On this 3-hour private birdwatching tour exploring the Salgados Lagoon, you’ll discover one of the most interesting places for birdwatching in the Algarve in the company of one of our enthusiastic tour leaders.
Salgados Lagoon or Pêra Marsh is a well-known coastal lagoon listed in Portugal’s Important Bird Areas. It’s one of the few wetlands on the western Algarve coast and a very important site for bird life with over 200 species recorded.
Edifício Ginásio Clube Naval – Piso 0
Marina de Faro
8000-541 Faro Algarve – Portugal
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On this private tour you’ll explore Salgados Lagoon and its amazing bird life in the company of an enthusiastic bird tour leader.
This area is a coastal lagoon and one of the few wetlands in the western Algarve coast. Salgados main body of water is formed by the confluence of two small rivers and due to its importance, the site as been listed in Portugal’s Important Bird Areas.
With over 200 species recorded, during this tour you’ll enjoy good views of a wide variety of waterfowl, including ducks, herons and waders. Black-winged Stilt and Avocet are common species here and the Purple Swamphen is one of the local specialties.
It’s a very important site for bird life in the Algarve, including breeding Little Bittern, Purple Heron and Ferruginous Duck, which is regularly seen here. Regarding the later species, this is the only site in Portugal where the species has been confirmed breeding in the past.
Terns, Greater Flamingos and even Glossy Ibis might be encountered. During migratory season, this area is very important for the Spoonbill and several rarities like the Ruff, the Wood Sandpiper, the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and also for swallows that feed here in thousands.
On the west side of the lagoon, there is a vast area of fields and shrubs rich in bird life offering good views of migrant and wintering passerines.
Your enthusiastic tour leader will make sure to show you all the bird species that inhabit the area. Join us exploring the bird life of this amazing protected area. We promise you a splendid day out filled with good views of birds.
Birdwatching tours are available every day throughout the year with several daily departures from Faro.