Paul do Taipal

Coimbra  >  Portugal

Small wetland next to Montemor-o-Velho, and next to the national road 111. It is home to numerous water birds, including several species of ducks and herons.

Added* by Fernando Romão
Most recent update 7 December 2022


Paul do Taipal is a small wetland, formed by sugarcane fields and with several lakes, where many species of ducks can be seen such as Mallard, Northern Shoveler and Northern Pintail. But also herons (Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis. Also common are Eurasian Coot and Little Grebe and there is a permanent presence of Western Marsh Harrier.


Português: Pequena zona húmida junto a Montemor-o-Velho, e ao lado da estrada nacional 111. Alberga inúmeras aves aquáticas, incluindo várias espécies de patos e garças. Trata-se de uma pequena zona húmida, formada por canaviais e com várias lagoas centrais, onde se concentram várias espécies de patos, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, mas também garças, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Glossy Ibis. Também aqui é comum o Eurasian Coot, Little Grebe, destacando-se a presença permanente de Western Marsh Harrier.



Being next to the national road 111, this is the best access route. The parking area is small and is on the side of the road, towards Montemor - Figueira da Foz. Click on the P in the map for directions. From the parking, you can walk along the indicated trail using a wooden walkway. There is also an elevated observatory here.


Português: Estando ao lado da estrada nacional 111, esta é a melhor via de acesso. A zona de estacionamento é reduzida e fica na berma da estrada, no sentido Montemor - Figueira da Foz. A partir daqui pode seguir a pé pelo trilho indicado e utilizando um passadiço de madeira. Aqui também existe um observatório elevado.

Terrain and Habitat

Reedbeds , Wetland


Flat , Wet , High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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