Southern Doñana Birding Day trip

This part of the Doñana Natural Park, in the province of Cadiz, is located next to the mouth of the River Guadalquivir. Although it was heavily transformed in the past, it is still one of the most interesting areas for birdwatching in Doñana.

Ornithological interest

This area is the best in Doñana to observe two of the most threatened species: Marbled Duck and White-headed Duck. It is also an excellent place to watch waders and sea birds, among them Balearic Shearwater. One outstanding sight is the presence of one of the rare European colonies of Little Swift and some pairs of Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin.


We will visit the East bank which consists of large areas of marsh, some parts of which have been drained for agriculture. Towards the Estuary, there are salt pans which attract a large number of waders and waterfowl. Here we will see where the river meets the sea and travel along the coast between Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Chipiona.

Some of the hotspots to visit are the marshes in Trebujena, the Umbrella Pine forest in La Algaida, Bonanza salt pans, Montijo´s beach and Chipiona.

Additional information

Main habitats

Marshlands    Saltplants    Sea


White-headed Duck, Marbled Duck, Little Swift


80 km from Seville (1 hour)  


≈ 10 hours


All year round.


Most wanted birds

white-headed duck andalusian birds
White-headed Duck
audouin's gull andalusian birds (2)
Marbled Duck
audouin's gull andalusian birds
Audouin's Gull
slender-billed gull andalusian birds
Slender-billed Gull
lesser short-toed lark andalusian birds
Lesser Short-toed Lark
little swift andalusian birds
Little Swift


squacco heron andalusian birds
Squacco Heron
collared pratincole andalusian birds
Collared Pratincole
rufous-tailed scrub-robin andalusian birds
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
black-eared wheatear andalusian birds
Black-eared Wheatear
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Spectacled Warbler
western olivaceous warbler andalusian birds
Western 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
ferruginous duck andalusian birds
Ferruginous Duck
bar-tailed godwit andalusian birds
Bar-tailed Godwit
garganey andalusian birds
great spotted cuckoo andalusian birds
Great Spotted Cuckoo
western orphean warbler andalusian birds
Western Orphean Warbler
subalpine warbler andalusian birds
Subalpine Warbler
bonelli's warbler andalusian birds
Bonelli's Warbler
iberian chiffchaff andalusian birds
Iberian Chiffchaff

Gull-billed Tern
Red-necked Nightjar
Pallid Swift
European Bee-eater
Woodchat Shrike
Greater Short-toed Lark
Red-rumped Swallow

Red-knobbed Coot
Greater Flamingo
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Red-crested Pochard
Glossy Ibis
Eurasian Spoonbill
Griffon Vulture
Purple Swamphen
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Lesser Kestrel
Southern Grey Shrike
Calandra Lark
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.
White-headed Duck stronghold