Ornithology Reserve

Each year up to 1500 cranes and other migratory birds gather at the lakes of Herdade dos Lagos for their winter quarters.
The biotopes created through the damming of the rainwater provide refuge for several species of birds such as the  lines bustards which are now extinct in many countries. Different bird protection zones overlap in the area of ​​Herdade dos Lagos, such as the ZEPA (Zona de Proteção de Aves) of the “Bustard Castro Verde area.”