Brazo del Este Birding Daytrip

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.

Ornithological interest

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.

Route

We will drive along narrow tracks in the middle of the marshlands and fields, stopping at the most interesting birding spots.

Additional information

Key Info

Marshlands     Rice fields


Target birdsMarbled Duck, Squacco Heron, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin


25 km from Seville (30 min) 

Available all year round.

∼9 hours or ∼5 hours.

Private trip: 1-3 people  180 €. 4 people or more  60 €/person. Half day: 1-3 people  120 €. 4 people or more  40 €/person. Included is a pick up service in the Seville area or close to destination point (free of charge). For long distance pick up a supplement fee will be applied.

Most wanted birds (possible)

Residents

Marbled Duck

Ferruginous Duck

Greater Flamingo

Glossy Ibis

Squacco Heron

Purple Swamphen

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Red-crested Pochard

White-headed Duck

Eurasian Spoonbill

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Red-Knobbed Coot

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Southern Grey Shrike

Calandra Lark

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Spotless Starling

Spanish Sparrow

Summer birds

Purple Heron

Collared Pratincole

Gull-billed Tern

Western Olivaceous Warbler

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

African Reed Warbler

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Red-necked Nightjar

Pallid Swift

European Bee-eater

Lesser Kestrel

Woodchat Shrike

Greater Short-toed Lark

Red-rumped Swallow

Winter birds

Northern Pintail

Osprey

Black Stork

Great Bittern

Black-shouldered Kite

Marsh Sandpiper

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Common Crane

Migrants

Garganey

Baillon’s Crake

Black Tern

Great Spotted Cuckoo

European Roller

Black-eared Wheatear