Poço dos Caniços, Setúbal, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member btrodrigues
N 38° 05.181 W 008° 48.312
29S E 517082 N 4215414
Quick Description: One of the birdwatching stations on "Reserva Natural da Lagoa de Santo André e da Sancha".
Location: Setúbal, Portugal
Date Posted: 5/6/2010 8:25:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM8R8R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 9

Long Description:
Reserva Natural das Lagoas de Santo André e da Sancha occupies a strip of 16 km along the sea shore between Santiago do Cacém and Sines and has been classified as a natural reservation and protected area since August 2000.

Poço dos Caniços is one of the many areas that were once part of the bigger lagoon and that now host, nest and feed a few unique bird species. Some of these are the Netta rufina, Ardea purpurea and the Fulica atra.

More info about the local fauna here (in portuguese): http://portal.icnb.pt/ICNPortal/vPT2007-AP-LagoasSAndre/A+Reserva/Valores+Naturais/Fauna
Park Name: Reserva Natural das Lagoas de Santo André e da Sancha

Sponsoring Organization: ICNB - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade

Handicap Accessible?: No

Website: [Web Link]

List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location:
The waymark coordinates are those of the only available observation tower on the Poço dos Caniços area. There are informational panels inside the booth regarding the local species, complete with pictures and other ornithology information.

Parking Coordinates: N 38° 04.727 W 008° 48.379

Entrance Fee: Not Listed

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