Doñana & around Seville
This extra long day tour lets us time to visit the northern corner of the Doñana Natural Park, plus a selection of different habitats inside a radius of only 30 kilometers around Seville city.
The main habitats to visit are marshlands, rice paddies, Mediterranean scrubland and forest (Umbrella Pine, Cork and Holm Oak) and cereal crops.
That makes possible to see over 100 species of birds most days, and nearly all the Iberian endemic species of birds.
With our Birding Big Day is possible to see the most of Iberian endemics or near endemics: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Iberian Magpie, Southern Grey Shrike, Iberian Green Woodpecker and Iberian Chiffchaff.
Other interesting species because of its threat level are Marbled Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Red-knobbed Coot, Squacco Heron, Lesser Kestrel, Great Bustard…
We also can highlight other species not as scarce, but very charismatic like European Roller, European Bee-eater, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Greater Flamingo, Little Owl and some lucky days even the Eagle Owl.
Proximity to Seville.
Possibility to see in a single day most of the endemic and near-endemic Iberian bird species.
Spotting a large number of bird species in a day (usually over 100).
Visit a large number of habitats in a single day.
We will start early in the morning driving to the plains near Seville where look for steppland birds.
After that we will continue north to visit the hills at the southern edge of the Sierra Norte of Seville, part of the longest Andalusian mountain range, Sierra Morena.
During the afternoon we will drive south again to the northern corner of the Doñana Natural Park, where we will explore different habitats including forest, wetlands and paddie fields.
During this trip we are not going to the Doñana National Park but the Doñana Natural Park.
Most wanted birds
Greater Short-toed Lark
Eurasian Black Vulture
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Eurasian Eagle Owl