The Brazo del Este belongs to the former route of the Guadalquivir river and it is located at the East of the current course of the river, very close to Los Palacios.
This is a small and superb site where we can observe many species of birds. This place is sometimes even better than Doñana. It has the advantage of keeping water in the summer season, when the marsh drains, collecting together a fantastic amount of birds.
It comprises marshland with extensive reedbeds surrounded by farmlands, ricefields and a veritable labyrinth of drainage ditches.
Species of special note here include the Marbled Duck, Squacco Heron, Western Olivaceous Warbler and sometimes we may also observe Great Bittern, Ferruginous Duck or White-headed Duck. This is a prime site for Purple Swamphen and Glossy Ibis.
In the nearby vineyards we can find the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin in summer time.
We will drive along narrow tracks in the middle of the marshlands and fields, stopping at the most interesting birding spots.
- Both, half day and full day trips ara possible.
- Blog: Top 10 birds of Doñana
Most wanted birds
Lesser Short-toed Lark