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Lagoa de Obidos - Obidos - Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mtrevas
N 39° 23.975 W 009° 11.208
29S E 483916 N 4361136
Quick Description: One of the birdwatching stations on "Lagoa de Obidos". The most popular birdwatching spot in the area!
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 5/6/2010 9:58:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM8R9D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni
Views: 10

Long Description:
Lagoa de Óbidos is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of Portugal and is a fragile ecosystem where several species are a preferred habitat. Numerous migratory waterfowl and can be seen here, but it is mainly at the level of mollusc that is the importance of the fauna of this area.

By the end of middle age, this extended even to the foot of the village of Obidos, but the evolution of the coastline, in a limited substantially changing its perimeter.
The Óbidos Lagoon has been an important source of income for local populations through fishing for several species of fish and shellfish such as clams, cockles and puppies at the level of stress to fish, sea bass, eels, sole, cuttlefish and golden.

The Óbidos Lagoon is an area of great importance and capacity of economic, social, and finally, perhaps most important of all, the environmental wealth.

As a body of salt water, Óbidos Lagoon is characterized by uniformity of water quality and communicates with the sea by a channel called the area "open.

Lagoa de Óbidos is one of the most beautiful tourist programs in the region, especially in the warmer months the two sides are filled with people attracted by its natural beauty.

Lagoa de Óbidos is considered the largest and most beautiful salt water lagoon in the Iberian Peninsula.
Park Name: Lagoa de Óbidos

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

Handicap Accessible?: No

List any Hides, Birding Towers, or other structures to assist in Birdwatching found at the location:
Several birding towers to birtwatching.


Parking Coordinates: N 39° 23.976 W 009° 11.435

Website: Not listed

Entrance Fee: Not Listed

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