The birds of Mata do Barão

The birds of Mata do Barão

place Parking in the Picnic Area of ​​Barão de São João Forest
2.00 km
Min 5   Max 15
Target Audience: All

Guide: Filipa Bragança

Animator: Filipa Bragança
 

Come to discover the birds of Barão de São João woods. Here we can find some different kinds of habitats: mix forest (pines, eucalyptus, cypress), shrublands (mastic trees, cistus), temporary ponds and some bird diversity. Species typical from woodlands, like the Common Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandiarius), Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalus caudatus), Great Tit (Parus major), Great spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major), some species of raptors like the Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata). This time of the year it is also possible to see some large raptors on passage like the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus).

Note: Participants must bring comfortable shoes, appropriate clothing for the season and binoculars.

How to get there

From the Cultural Center (1.2km): Exiting from the event’s reception (Cultural Center), you should follow the dirt track that goes into the “Mata Nacional” (National Woods), bound Northwest, and keep straight for about one kilometer, until you find directions to turn left and reach the picnic area.  

From Lagos: Arriving at city of Lagos, at the roundabout of the Municipal Stadium, follow towards Bensafrim. At the exit of Portelas, take the EM 531 to the left, in the direction of Barão de São João, passing by “Monte Judeu”. Continue straight ahead towards Barão de S. João, and after entering the village of Barão de São João, follow the signs that indicate the “Mata Nacional” (National Woods). Follow the dirt track that goes into the Mata Nacional (bound Northwest) and keep straight for about one kilometer, until you find directions to turn left and reach the picnic area.  

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