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Field Guide

Tapada da Ajuda is located in the center of Lisbon, and can be visited by anyone. In addition to walking and cycling routes, it also has a great biodiversity that can be appreciated during the walk using this fauna guide.

Tapada da Ajuda Fauna Guide


  • Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and amphibians

  • More than 130 species

  • More than 250 photographs

  • species sheets

  • Portuguese and English (bilingual)

The “Guia de Fauna da Tapada da Ajuda”… I don't even know where to start… It was a great adventure, from the first day I imagined it until the last day, the day of the presentation. In between I had to deal with many dangerous curves and counter-curves, but after overcoming all the problems that arose during development…

What do they contain?

The guide is separated into five classes of vertebrates: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and finally exotic species which include birds, reptiles and the final class of fish. The guide has a total of 130 species and more than 250 photographs to illustrate it. In order to make it easier to read, the guide contains several different colors for each of the groups. For each species there is an identification sheet with the respective photographs and some information, such as biology, diet, distribution, calendars and other important aspects for those who enjoy observation and want to deepen their knowledge about the species. However, it is best to skim through the guide to check all these details.

where to buy

The Guide is for sale at the Agrolivro bookshop located in the main building of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Tapada da Ajuda, Lisbon. The selling price is €25. If you want an autographed guide you will have to contact me by (adds shipping costs).


You can order the book and it will be sent by mail (additional shipping costs). For more information, please contact us via email.agrolivro@gmail.comor by calling 21 365 33 05.

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