Northern Doñana Birding Daytrip

Doñana is considered Europe’s biggest nature reserve. 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.

The most interesting species of this zone are birds as threatened as the Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Duck and Spanish 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 in winter time.

Along this route we will visit the North of Doñana National Park, very close to Seville typified by marsh, Umbrella Pine forest, rice fields and crops.

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

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: 60 €/person. Open-group trip: 50 €/person. (minimum 180 €). Half day: 40 €/person (minimum 120 €).

Most wanted birds (possibles)


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




Egyptian Vulture

Black Tern

European Roller

Western Orphean Warbler

Iberian Chiffchaff

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Bonelli’s Warbler