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Aug 4, 2018
“Great visit/guided tour on a very hot day”
Dec 5, 2017
“Every birdwatcher ought to visit. OUTSTANDING!”
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ponta da Erva, Vila Franca de Xira 2600, Portugal
+351 926 458 963
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

I could not rate this more highly. The installations were excellent, the staff amazing and the experience was very special. Sandra is a biologist working in the centre and she speaks English very well and had everything beautifully organised. We were a group of 20...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank xrm20
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

First visit for me and due to the 40 degree + temperatures we opted to pay a little extra to have a guided tour complete with transport in the centres buggy. The service, attention and knowledge were a joy to have. Despite the high temperatures...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 319ianh
Reviewed December 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Martin H
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Roniq3
Reviewed January 17, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank ABHIL
Reviewed June 30, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank jmt455
Reviewed May 11, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank rcp705
Reviewed February 9, 2016

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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank RG7803
Reviewed November 19, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Rob V
Reviewed September 24, 2014

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

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Fernando N
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