Year of compilation: 2002

Site description
Site located in the left margin of final branch of the River Quarteira. It is integrated in undertaking of Vilamoura and essencially composed of agriculture-land, cultivations and wetland.In the south and west, the area is limited for agriculture-land and pine-forest; in the north is limited for golf course and in the east for urbanizations.

Key biodiversity
Important site for Porphyrio porphyrio, there are 20 birds during reproductive season and about 7/12 breeding pairs.High number of herons, a dormitory of------------------- and the habitual breeding Ardea purpurea and Ixobrychus minutus.During the migration are-----------, Falco peregrinum and important number of transaharian passerines.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is an enviromental Park that causes reduction of the disturbances like illegal hunting, deposition of waste material and non-regulated acess.But there are some disturbances in the surrounding area.A center for study to nature and two lagoons were maked in the management of the park.

Protected areas

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vilamoura. Downloaded from on 19/09/2020.