The city of Estarreja has been focusing on promoting and creating activities associated with nature, and in particular birdwatching. Proof of this is the Bioria project which has established a set of routes with information and support facilities for visitors.
Over the weekend of April 12th-13th, Birdwatch in Alentejo attended the Birdwatching Fair – ObsevaRia2014. This event took place in Estarreja with the intention of bringing together companies and entities that conduct activities related to birdwatching. The fair attracted around 3,000 visitors, 30 exhibitors and featured 14 expert talks and many field activities around biodiversity and birdwatching with renowned experts in the field including David Lindo, Killian Mullarney and René Pop.
Birdwatch in Alentejo shared our allocated exhibition space with the company Douro Pula Canhada, which is located in Miranda do Douro and developing nature tourism activities in the International Douro. This union of companies aims to create a Birdwatching Tour that links both regions. As our special guest we had the presence of the Portuguese illustrator Paulo Alves.