Northern Doñana Birding Daytrip

Doñana is considered Europe’s biggest nature reserve and it was also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. To see the greatest diversity of birds and habitats that Doñana offers, this route is the best for you.

This area is typified by marshlands, Umbrella Pine forest, rice paddies and other crops.

Ornithological interest

The most interesting species of this zone are birds as threatened as the Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Duck and Spanish Imperial Eagle. If we are lucky we can also observe Ferruginous Duck, White-headed Duck and the Great Bittern.

Important concentrations of waterfowl exist in Doñana throughout the year. One very special feature are the flocks of Greylag Geese and Common Crane in winter time.

Route

Along this route we will visit the North of Doñana National Park, very close to Seville. We will drive along minor tracks looking for the most interesting birding points.

Some of the hotspots to visit are: Dehesa de Abajo, Entremuros, Caño del Guadiamar and the Visitors Center José A. Valverde.

Additional information

Key info

Wetlands   Rice fields   Forests


Target birdsMarbled Duck, Red-knobbed Coot, Spanish Eagle


30 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

White-headed Duck

Great Bittern

Spanish Eagle

Red-Knobbed Coot

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Red-crested Pochard

Greater Flamingo

Glossy Ibis

Eurasian Spoonbill

Squacco Heron

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Purple Swamphen

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Lesser Kestrel

Southern Grey Shrike

Iberian Magpie

Thekla Lark

Calandra Lark

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Red-rumped Swallow

Spectacled Warbler

Spotless Starling

Spanish Sparrow

Summer birds

Purple Heron

Gull-billed Tern

Collared Pratincole

European Bee-eater

Greater Short-toed Lark

Western Olivaceous Warbler

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Great Spotted Cuckoo

Red-necked Nightjar

Pallid Swift

Black-eared Wheatear

Woodchat Shrike

African Reed Warbler

Winter birds

Greylag Goose

Black Stork

Black-shouldered Kite

Common Crane

Little Bustard

Marsh Sandpiper

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Northern Pintail

Osprey

Migrants

Garganey

Egyptian Vulture

Black Tern

European Roller

Western Orphean Warbler

Iberian Chiffchaff

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Bonelli’s Warbler