City of birds records
Pontevedra and the neighbouring municipality of Poio stand at the edge of the estuary where the Lérez and Gafos rivers (the second being smaller) flow, giving rise to interesting estuarine habitats where large mud and intertidal sand areas stand out with numerous waders and other water birds and seabirds.
Upstream, the estuary becomes a river. It may be a surprise to find a river at the gates of a city with wooded surroundings in a fine state of conservation, where forest birds can be watched without difficulty. Lastly, Xunqueira de Alba is a small wetland that has survived to this day to offer a taste of nature in a suburban environment, which has earned it the title as a "protected natural area of local interest".