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Bird Watching in the Aveiro Lagoon

Aveiro, PortugalPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Gil

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

For approximately 2 hours we will walk along the Aveiro lagoon in order to observe different species of birds, trying to understand and capture their behavior in a natural environment. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the nature that surrounds the city of Aveiro, its lagoon, geology, trying to understand the interaction between human activities and this natural environment during the last centuries.
We will try to observe large birds, such as birds of prey, sea birds, herons, flamingos and storks, as well as small birds, whether different types of waders, sandpipers, felosas, among others.
This activity will be developed both in the early morning and late afternoon, two of the best periods for daytime bird watching.

Being a personalized activity and carried out outdoors, in times of pandemic COVID-19, this activity has, by itself, a lower associated risk.
Other things to note
I will bring a camera and a pair of binoculars that can be used freely by guests. If possible, I suggest that guests bring this type of material.

Then just enjoy the landscape and its "inhabitants".
For approximately 2 hours we will walk along the Aveiro lagoon in order to observe different species of birds, trying to understand and capture their behavior in a natural environment. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the nature that surrounds the city of Aveiro, its lagoon, geology, trying to understand the interaction between human activities and this natural environment during the last centuries.
We will try to observe large bir…

Gil's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Personal accident and liability insurance.
    Binoculars.
    Photos.
From $20
/ person
Book for a private group
Tue, Mar 2
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Wed, Mar 3
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Thu, Mar 4
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Gil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I have been a geologist for over 15 years. In 2019, I created "OUTCROP", a company dedicated to geotourism and geoscience consulting. I also have a Masters and PhD in geosciences, having worked for several years in the oil industry and in public institutes. I lived and worked in different places around the world. In addition to geology, interest in the natural environment and wildlife arises from an early age, combined with photography. The region of Aveiro offers one of the best places in Portugal for bird watching.

Following the pandemic COVID-19, OUTCROP obtained the "Clean & Safe" certification awarded by Turismo de Portugal in line with the recommendations of the general health department. In this sense, there was a reinforcement of hygiene and individual protection measures.
I have been a geologist for over 15 years. In 2019, I created "OUTCROP", a company dedicated to geotourism and geoscience consulting. I also have a Masters and PhD in geosciences, having worked for several years in the oil industry and in public institutes. I lived and worked in different places around the world. In addition to geology, interest in the natural environment and wildlife arises from an early age, combined with photography. The region of Aveiro offers one of the best places in Portu…
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Where you'll be

The experience will take place along the Aveiro Lagoon, close to the city of Aveiro and its salt marshes. Given the great mobility of the birds, the exact locations for their observation may undergo minor adjustments, as well as the length of the walk, which should not exceed 5-6 km.

1 review

Jean
July 2020
What a unique way to spend an evening. Gil was great company with much local knowledge about the birds and the salt pans. The beauty of the area was just magical. We definitely wouldn’t have been able to experience this without Gil as our guide.
What a unique way to spend an evening. Gil was great company with much local knowledge about the birds and the salt pans. The beauty of the area was just magical. We definitely wou…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and walking clothes suitable for the weather.

Water