Over 300 species of birds
Some three hundred different species of birds live or spend long periods of time in this territory. It is not for nothing that here is a watery border dominated by the great River Tajo which has shaped a unique ecosystem. This frontier land between Spain and Portugal is therefore characterised by a wide diversity of landscapes which include several Special Bird Protection Areas (Zonas Especiales para la Protección de Aves, ZEPAs).
Get your binoculars and your camera ready to enjoy large birds such as griffon and black vultures, black storks, kites, Egyptian vultures, short-toed eagles, and also little owls together with kestrels and lesser kestrels, egrets, sandgrouse, little bustards, great bustards, eagle owls… if you want to enjoy an unbeatable spectacle don’t miss watching the vultures feed in the Sierra de San Pedro. We suggest you also visit the spectacular natural monument of Portas de Ródão, which is very close to Vila Velha de Ródão.