Viewpoint of Foz do Cávado, Restinga - Fão

Located at the north end of a long walkway that extends on the left side of the Cávado river, over the sandbank, this is a privileged place to enjoy the landscape and the migratory birds that pass and stop here. On the other side of the river, a unique view over the city of Esposende. A unique place to watch the sunset.
Classified as a protected area, the Cávado estuary Is characterized by the uniqueness of its reeds and Atlantic salty meadows. Its ecological relevance is based on the nutrient loads brought into the estuarine waters that constantly flood it and the high biological productivity indexes of its marshes and mudflats uncovered at low tide, so favorable for the occurrence of avifauna.
Located in an important migratory corridor for birds, this wetland is, therefore, a habitual stopping place or wintering destination for many species that find here a mild climate and a diversity of wide natural habitats that guarantee their sustenance and the necessary conditions for rest and protection. Here proliferate mainly waterfowl species, such as herons, ducks, and cormorants, or waders such as sandpipers and ruddy turnstones that occupy this margin.

Associated Walking Trail: PR2 - NATURE TRAIL: BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND CÁVADO. River and Wind Path.

Coordinates: 41°31'49.1"N 8°47'24.9"W

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