EVOA - Espaço de Visitação e Observação de Aves (Visiting and Birdwatching Centr (...)

EVOA - Espaço de Visitação e Observação de Aves
EVOA - Espaço de Visitação e Observação de Aves (Visiting and Birdwatching Centre)


Just 30 minutes from Lisbon, you can embark on a magnificent expedition into the world of birds, which can be observed in their natural habitat, while exploring the wild side of the Tagus River.

Part of the grounds of Companhia das Lezírias, and located in the heart of Portugal's most important wetland, EVOA - Visiting and Birdwatching Centre has as its main objective the conservation of the birdlife of the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo) and of Lezíria (Wetland) of Vila Franca de Xira.

Between landscapes of wetland, moorland, rice paddies, cattle and horse pastures, vineyards and cork oak forests, the EVOA offers visitors the chance to get to know and enjoy unique experiences and heritage.

The EVOA includes three freshwater wetlands totalling 70 hectares. These lagoons are very important for the birds that use them as a refuge area or even as a nesting site. In order to guarantee the tranquillity of the birds and maximise the experience and comfort of the visit, there are four observatories, two photography shelters and various observation points camouflaged along the 5 km route.

The EVOA also has an Interpretation Centre where you can see the permanent exhibition "EVOA, where the world meets the Tagus" and where various activities complement birdwatching.

The experience begins as soon as you enter the South Lezíria (Wetland) of Vila Franca de Xira, with contrasting landscapes where tradition merges with innovation and you are welcomed by a wide variety of species that feed or take refuge in the ditches, agricultural fields and pastures of the wetlands.

EVOA, a world with wings.

EVOA - Espaço de Visitação e Observação de Aves (Visiting and Birdwatching Centre) EVOA - Espaço de Visitação e Observação de Aves (Visiting and Birdwatching Centre)

Lezíria Sul de Vila Franca de Xira
+351 926 458 963

Nature watching
Activities accessible to people with disabilities
Support products/services available:
  • Motor disability
  • Mental disability
Care skills:
  • Motor disability
  • Mental disability
Credit cards accepted

In 2022, it was recognized as one of the best wetland visitor centres in the world, being awarded with the Star Wetland Award, presented at the Ramsar COP14 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Registration No.
: 79/2013

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