In 1999, a couple – António Monteiro and Ana Berliner –, bought a terrain where the birds of prey of Rio Côa made their nests. That was the start of Faia Brava Nature Reserve, in Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Guarda.
Over the years, what was once a project of 20 hectares has grown along the river to over 800 hectares. Additionally, the organization has now seven members that keep contributing for the preservation of the various birds of prey of the region. With time, the Nature Reserve became an important attraction of people and jobs to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
Every day, the Nature Reserve receives visitors that go there to watch some of the most majestic birds of the national territory from up close.