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Estuário do Tejo
Located just a short drive away from Lisbon, Tagus estuary is the most important wetland in Portugal for birdlife, and one of the major European estuaries. This wetland is surrounded by densely populated and industrialized areas. Nonetheless, it holds as impressive diversity of habitats, which include mudflats, saltmarshes, reedbeds, floodplains, rice fields, pastures and wooded areas mainly with Cork. 
Wintering waders gather here by the thousands. These are Greater Flamingos, Avocets, Kentish Plovers, Dunlins, Black-tailed Godwits, and many others. During the migration passages, species like Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank and Ruff are regular. Wildfowl also gathers here by the thousands, and some common species are Greylag Goose, Common Teal, Wigeon and Shoveler. Also in the wintertime, Glossy Ibis gather on rice fieds, and Lapwings, Golden Plovers and sometimes Little Bustards can be seen in the open fields. Other interesting winter visitors are Bluethroat and the scarcer Penduline Tit. Large flocks of Gulls and Terns can also be common, especially during post-breeding migration. At night, Barn Owl is present in great densities.
Most of the waterbirds  are gone during the breeding season, but other interesting species arrive, like Purple Heron, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Pallid Swift and Short-toed Lark.  
The surrounding wooded areas, like “Pancas”, hold a good variety of landbirds like Red-necked Nightjar, European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Melodious Warbler, Woodchat Shrike and Azure-winged Magpie. Black Kite, Short-toed and Booted Eagles and Marsh Harrier are some of the more abundant raptors. 
The area is classified as a Natural Reserve (PT). 
The dirt roads the lead to “Ponta da Erva” are usually closed with gates, and entrance is not recommended without an access card, which can be obtained at Associação dos Beneficiários da Lezíria Grande. It costs 25 € and provides unlimited access to the area. 
Not far from Ponta da Erva, EVOA is a visitor centre open since 2012, that provides access to a set of ponds and hides. Entrance costs 6 to 12€, including a guided tour.

Municipalities: Alcochete, Benavente e Vila Franca de Xira




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