Birding Big Day

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

RESIDENTS
spanish imperial eagle andalusian birds
Spanish Imperial Eagle
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Iberian Magpie
Iberian Magpie
Southern Grey Shrike
Southern Grey Shrike
Great Bustard
Great Bustard
audouin's gull andalusian birds (2)
Marbled Duck

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SUMMER
European Roller
European Roller
Lesser Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Great Spotted Cuckoo
european bee-eater andalusian birds
European Bee-eater
red-necked nightjar andalusian birds
Red-necked Nightjar
western olivaceous warbler andalusian birds
Olivaceous Warbler

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WINTER
osprey andalusian birds
Osprey
Red Kite
Red Kite
Great Bittern
Great Bittern
black stork andalusian birds
Black Stork
common crane andalusian birds
Common Crane
Brambling
Brambling
MIGRATION
garganey andalusian birds
Garganey
egyptian vulture andalusian birds
Egyptian Vulture
western orphean warbler andalusian birds
Western Orphean Warbler
bonelli's warbler andalusian birds
Bonelli's Warbler
iberian chiffchaff andalusian birds
Iberian Chiffchaff
Ortolan Bunting
Ortolan Bunting

Purple Heron
Gull-billed Tern
Collared Pratincole
Pallid Swift
Red-rumped Swallow
Greater Short-toed Lark
Black-eared Wheatear
Woodchat Shrike

Ferruginous Duck
Red-knobbed Coot
Greater Flamingo
Eurasian Spoonbill
Black-shouldered Kite
Eurasian Black Vulture
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Squacco Heron
Purple Swamphen
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Little Owl
Thekla Lark
Calandra Lark
Spotless Starling
Spanish Sparrow

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   MAIN HABITATS

Wetlands  Countryside Open forest Scrubland

 

   TOP BIRDS

Marbled Duck, Great Bustard, Spanish Imperial Eagle

 

   LOCATION

30 km from Seville (30 min).

 

   DURATION

≈ 12 hours.

 

   AVAILABILITY

All year round.

 

   RATES

   Pick up service in Seville or close to destination point (free of charge). For long distance pick up a supplement fee will be applied.

   Local guide fluent in English.

   Paper checklists of the birds to observe.

   Free access to identification guides and quality optical materials.

   All taxes.

   Doñana Wings is included in the Tourism Registry of the Andalusian Government as an Active Tourism company (AT/SE/00129) and holds a Liability Insurance (82168675) and Accidents Insurance (82164529) with AXA SEGUROS Company.

    Meals and drinks.

    Accomodation.

If you have to cancel the tour due to reasons related to COVID-19 (impediments to travel, infection…) you will be reimbursed 100% of your booking, no matter when you cancel. In other cases:

– Cancellations at least 7 days before the tour: 100% of the amount will be refunded.

– Cancellation due meteorological conditions: 100% of the amount will be refunded.

– Cancellations from 7 days before the tour until 2 days before the tour: 50% of the amount will be refunded.

– Cancellations less than 48 hours before the tour or “No show”: 0% of the amount will be refunded.

BIRDING BIG DAY
Doñana & around Seville
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