Covering more than 23,000 hectares (57,000 acres), the Sado Estuary Natural Reserve is one of the country’s most important area that offers striking landscapes characterized by a biologically rich area of wetlands, breathtaking coastlines and beaches with many different natural features and systems (dunes, marshes, heath land, woods, salt flats, rice fields and peat bogs) which attract a wide variety of birds (more than 200 species have been identified) and very rare species of Mediterranean vegetation which make this reserve a place of high environmental value.
Bird Watching Tour
The south central and southern Portuguese region of Alentejo represent 29,6% of the country with its 27,272 square kilometers (10,530 square miles). The climate of the region is typically warm and dry for a large part of the year with summer temperatures reaching up to 40 °C (104 °F), while winters are relatively mild but wetter. A uniquely rich and varied ecosystem has developed yo create one of the most magnificent and largest natural park of the world, home for a list of 250 species of birds!