The Birds of Faia Brava

Faia Brava, Portugal


The birds species

The Coa Valley fauna is quite diverse, and this is the key factor for the value of this natural reserve. The most emblematic birds are the cliff-breeding ones, of which stand out:


Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)
Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
Eagle Owl (Bubo Bubo)
Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)
Crag Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)
Alpine Swift (Apus melba)
White-rumped Swift (Apus caffer)

Red-necked Nightjar (Caprimulgus ruficollis)
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)
Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)
Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Thekla Lark (Galerida theklae)
Iberian Magpie (Cyanopica cooki)
Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

Other important values

The rock engravings and cave paintings of Faia and Lapas Cabreiras (UNESCO), traditional dovecotes, the Maronesa herd of cows and the Garrano horses in semi-wild state.



Up to 3 participants: 109,20 ‚ā¨

From 4 to 6 participants: 29,00 ‚ā¨/person 


Up to 3 participants: 132,60 ‚ā¨

From 4 to 6 participants: 34,50 ‚ā¨/person 


The price of the activity includes specialized guide, transport from Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, fee for nature conservation, insurance, use of optic equipment.

Other conditions please contact us.

Discount offer to private costumers, equal to the VAT value. For companies and other entities, must add 23% VAT.

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Fernando Rom√£o
Nature Guide and Profissional Photographer
With a life path connected to nature conservation, natural history and nature tourism, Fernando Rom√£o counts over 25 years of experience guiding groups through several natural areas of Portugal and Spain. Along this route he was directly involved in diferent projects related to outdoor tourism and ecotourism, and nature conservation. Side by side he also dedicates professionaly to the photography activity. He has specific formation on Outdoor Activities, Tourism and Nature Interpretation.
Nowadays, he is also part of the team of a small publisher, producing and editing touristic guidebooks from Portugal.

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    The Reserve

        Located in the Coa Valley, along the border of Guarda District, the Faia Brava Reserve covers about 1000ha of land in the municipalities of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo and Pinhel. In this sector, the steep slopes of the river are formed by granite outcroppings and cliffs, a good habitat for the cliff-breeding birds. This area is inserted in the Coa Valley SPA (Natura 2000) and IBA (Birdlife International Important Bird Area) and, finally, in the Archaeological Park of the Coa Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
          In 2010 the Faia Brava Reserve was classified by the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Institute (ICNB) as the first private protected area of the country and is also currently a pilot area of the European project Rewilding Europe, for the creation of wild natural areas and for the development of nature tourism in Europe.
            Activity type : Daily Activity
            Activity Time : 08:00
            Duration : 4h
            Maximum number of people : 6
            Venue Facilities : Guide, insurances, availability of optic equipment, fee for wildlife conservation.
            Cancellation : Cancellation within 2 Day(s) before the date of arrival 50% will be charged.
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