Southern Doñana Birding Daytrip

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

Key Info

Marshlands Saltplants  Sea

Target birdsWhite-headed Duck, Marbled Duck, Little Swift

80 km from Seville (1 hour)  

Available all year round.

 ∼10 hours.

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Private full day trip:
*1 person 210 €.
*2 people 230 €.
*3 people 255 €.
*4 people 270 €.
*5 people or more 60 €/person.

Shared full day trip:
85 €/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)


Marbled Duck

White-headed Duck

Slender-billed Gull

Audouin’s Gull

Pin-tailed Sangrouse

Little Swift

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Red-crested Pochard

Greater Flamingo

Glossy Ibis

Eurasian Spoonbill

Squacco Heron

Griffon Vulture

Spanish Eagle

Purple Swamphen

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Lesser Kestrel

Southern Grey Shrike

Iberian Magpie

Calandra Lark

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Spectacled Warbler

Spotless Starling

Spanish Sparrow

Summer birds

Purple Heron

Collared Pratincole

Gull-billed Tern

African Reed Warbler

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Western Olivaceous Warbler

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Red-necked Nightjar

Pallid Swift

European Bee-eater

Woodchat Shrike

Greater Short-toed Lark

Red-rumped Swallow

Winter birds

Northern Pintail

Ferruginous Duck

Black Stork


Black-shouldered Kite

Common Crane

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Marsh Sandpiper



Egyptian Vulture

Black Tern

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Subalpine Warbler

Iberian Chiffchaff

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Alpine Swift

Bonelli’s Warbler

Western Orphean Warbler

Black-eared Wheatear