The Ludo hiking trail is located in Ria Formosa National park in the Algarve region of Portugal next to Faro airport. Ria Formosa is special due to its Wetlands, sandbanks and islands, great beaches, Golf coarse ponds, ruins and Pine Forests but most of all because of its birdlife.
If your a keen bird enthusiast then this place is a must to visit and have expectations in any season.
7-10 km guaranteeing over 50 species if bird in 4 hours if you where to stop and watch.
My wife and I started our walk from our guest house at 9am , at the north entrance to the Ludo, through the Pine forest road , past the Stork and Heronry that offside of a marsh. circle the Ludo salt ponds for Flamingo, Avocet and Stilt, down the scrub side of the Golf coarse where we got Iberian Yellow Wagtail and onto to the Bird hide ( another blog post ) and along the wetland hiking trail back along the boardwalk to the beach at Priaha de Faro at 4pm for food and beers
|The Ludo from the Plane|
Two birds of choice finding was that of an Iberian Yellow Wagtail on the Golf coarse flipping bugs from under the leaf litter caught the eye and an elusive Woodchat Shrike was in the scrub land around the bird hide looking for Chameleon and Lizards in the dry arid zone.