Birding Big Day: Doñana & around Seville

birding big day
Doñana & around Seville
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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.

That makes possible to see over 100 species of birds most days and nearly all the Iberian endemic species of birds.

Ornithological interest

With this trip is possible 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.

Route

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 end 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.

Additional information

  • During this trip we are not going to the Doñana National Park but the Doñana Natural Park.

Main habitats

Wetlands  Countryside Open forest

TOP BIRDS

Marbled Duck, Great Bustard, Spanish Eagle

LOCATION

30 km from Seville (30 min) 

DURATION

≈ 12 hours.

AVAILABILITY

All year round.

RATES

Main habitats

Wetlands  Countryside Open forest

TOP BIRDS

Marbled Duck, Great Bustard, Spanish Eagle

LOCATION

30 km from Seville (30 min) 

DURATION

≈ 12 hours.

AVAILABILITY

All year round.

RATES

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.

That makes possible to see over 100 species of birds most days and nearly all the Iberian endemic species of birds.

Ornithological interest

With this trip is possible 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.

Route

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 end 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.

Additional information

  • During this trip we are not going to the Doñana National Park but the Doñana Natural Park.

Most wanted birds

Residents

Marbled Duck

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Great Bustard

Spanish Eagle

Iberian Magpie

Southern Grey Shrike

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Red-crested Pochard

Ferruginous Duck

Red-knobbed Coot

Greater Flamingo

Glossy Ibis

Eurasian Spoonbill

Black-shouldered Kite

Eurasian Black Vulture

Squacco Heron

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Purple Swamphen

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Thekla Lark

Calandra Lark

Red-rumped Swallow

Spotless Starling

Spanish Sparrow

Summer birds

Purple Heron

European Roller

European Bee-eater

Lesser Kestrel

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Western Olivaceous Warbler

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Gull-billed Tern

Collared Pratincole

Red-necked Nightjar

Pallid Swift

Red-rumped Swallow

Greater Short-toed Lark

Black-eared Wheatear

Woodchat Shrike

Winter birds

Greylag Goose

Great Bittern

Black Stork

Common Crane

Osprey

Northern Pintail

Migrants

Garganey

Egyptian Vulture

Black Tern

Western Orphean Warbler

Iberian Chiffchaff

Bonelli’s Warbler