Centro de Interpretação Evoa - Espaço de Visitação e Observação de Aves

Vila Franca de Xira
Lezíria Sul de Vila Franca de Xira (Vila Franca de Xira),2600 Vila Franca de Xira (Benavente)
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guided tours to the rhythm of the tides | special days in EVOA family | family lunch at the bird observatory | autonomous exploration of pathways | visit to the exhibition | visits for school groups
EVOA SPACE

The visitor can enjoy the wild birds, moustly in three freshwater wetlands, with 70 ha, created by the project and managed for birds. The necessary tranquility and convenience for visitor are guarenteed through hidden trails and hides that are strategically located.

The Visitor Centre offers a pleasant experience of visitation. It leads visitors to know the birds, the estuary and the lezíria and to participate in various interactive activities. In addition to the exhibition area, the centre has a multi-purpose auditorium and a cafeteria where visitors can enjoy the space and the beautiful scenery.

EVOA has programs of interpretive guided tours and birdwatching appropriate to different audiences and ages. It also provides other recreational and educational activities and special access conditions.

Objectives of EVOA

- CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROTECTION OF WILD BIRDS
- IMPLEMENT HABITAT MANAGEMENT MEASURES WICH ARE APPROPRIATE TO THE NEEDS OF THE BIRDS
- PROMOTE AND DISSEMINATE THE EXISTING BIODIVERSITY AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WETLAND

Tagus Estuary and EVOA

The diversity and abundance of migratory water birds gives to the Tagus estuary the status of the most important wetland in Portugal and one of the most important in Europe. During periods of migratory passage, this area receives more than 120,000 birds that rest in this place before continuing their journey. Some stay for a longer period, then returning to the areas of nesting or wintering.

EVOA is situated in the Natural Reserve of the Tagus Esatuary  (RNET), which is included in the Natura 2000 network since 1980 and is recognized as a wetland of international importance (Ramsar Site)

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