The island of Morraceira, located in Figueira da Foz, is a highly fascinating place in terms of bird-watching interest. Colonies of hundreds flamingos spend the winter here to find shelter and food, offering an absolutely memorable natural show! In fact, flamingos are the most important species of these wet areas of Figueira da Foz, playing a major role in the natural ecosystem.
Flamingos can be found near the salt ponds of Figueira da Foz, the place where they find comforting shelter after very long trips. They migrate to Portugal mainly in Winter time. coming mostly from France and Spain.
The pink colour of the beautiful flamingos has a food explanation named Artemia salina. This is a red-coloured shrimp that Flamingos eat in these wet salty areas, giving them their characteristic pinkish colour.
The active tourism company Time Off Figueira da Foz organises visits to Morraceira island to observe the flamingos in this dazzling natural habitat. A memorable experience!