Northern Doñana Birding Day trip

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. Greater Flamingo can be find all year round.


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

  • Blog: Top 10 birds of Doñana
  • Both, half day and full day trips ara possible. (During the half day trip we only reach the Natural Park of Doñana, and during the full day trip both, Natural and National Park of Doñana).

Main habitats

Wetlands   Rice fields   Forests


Marbled Duck, Red-knobbed Coot, Spanish Eagle


30 km from Seville (30 min) 


Half day tour: ≈ 5 hours.
Full day tour: ≈ 9 hours.


All year round.


Most wanted birds

Marbled Duck
Marbled Duck
ferruginous duck andalusian birds
Ferruginous Duck
red-knobbed coot andalusian birds
Red-knobbed Coot
greater flamingo andalusian birds
Greater Flamingo
great bittern andalusian birds
Great Bittern
spanish imperial eagle andalusian birds
Spanish Imperial Eagle


purple heron andalusian birds
Purple Heron
gull-billed tern andalusian birds
Gull-billed Tern
collared pratincole andalusian birds
Collared Pratincole
european bee-eater andalusian birds
European Bee-eater
red-necked nightjar andalusian birds
Red-necked Nightjar
western olivaceous warbler andalusian birds
Olivaceous Warbler


osprey andalusian birds
black-shouldered kite andalusian birds
Black-winged Kite
black stork andalusian birds
Black Stork
common crane andalusian birds
Common Crane
little bustard andalusian birds
Little Bustard
richards pipit andalusian birds
Richard's Pipit


garganey andalusian birds
egyptian vulture andalusian birds
Egyptian Vulture
european roller andalusian birds
European Roller
western orphean warbler andalusian birds
Western Orphean Warbler
bonelli's warbler andalusian birds
Bonelli's Warbler
iberian chiffchaff andalusian birds
Iberian Chiffchaff


Tawny Pipit
Subalpine Warbler
Ortolan Bunting
Black-eared Wheatear
Spotted Crake

Short-eared Owl

Great Spotted Cuckoo
Pallid Swift
Greater Short-toed Lark
Black-eared Wheatear
Woodchat Shrike

Red-crested Pochard
Glossy Ibis
Eurasian Spoonbill
Squacco Heron
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Red Kite
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


  Pick up service in Seville area 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.


  • 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.
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