In the western part of Doñana, around the picturesque village of El Rocío, we find a great diversity of habitats (marshes, cork oak forests, pine groves, coastal cliffs, mobile dunes…), and therefore a great diversity birds.

This is the best area of Doñana for forest birds such as the Iberian Chiffchaff and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Depending on water levels and time of year, it is also excellent for waterfowl such as the Red-knobbed Coot. A while observing the sea can bring species such as the Balearic Shearwater. In addition, in the nearby vineyards we can find Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin.

If you like to combine bird watching with hiking this area is excellent as there are many trails.  Other possible activities in the area are Iberian Lynx watching or 4×4 tours inside the National Park. (not included in the price, ask us if you are interested).

Some of the areas that we will visit in this route are El Rocío marshes, Rocina, Acebrón, Acebuche or Doñana beach, depending on the season and your interests.

El Rocío is also an excellent starting point for our route through Northern Doñana.

Wetlands   Sea   Forests


Tarjet birdsIberian Chiffchaff, Red-knobbed Coot, Iberian Magpie


80 km from Seville (1 hour) 

Available all year round.

 ∼8 hours.

Private trip: 65 €/person. Open-group trip: 55 €/person. (minimum 195 €)

Most wanted birds (possibles)

Residents

Greater Flamingo

Glossy Ibis

Spanish Imperial Eagle

Red-Knobbed Coot

Iberian Magpie

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

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Red-crested Pochard

Ferruginous Duck

Balearic Shearwater

Eurasian Spoonbill

Eurasian Griffon Vulture

Purple Swamphen

Slender-billed Gull

Audouin’s Gull

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Iberian Green Woodpecker

Southern Grey Shrike

Thekla Lark

Calandra Lark

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Spotless Starling

Spanish Sparrow

Summer birds

Purple Heron

Collared Pratincole

Red-necked Nightjar

European Bee-eater

Iberian Chiffchaff

Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin

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Gull-billed Tern

Great Spotted Cuckoo

European Scops Owl

Pallid Swift

Lesser Kestrel

Woodchat Shrike

Greater Short-toed Lark

Red-rumped Swallow

African Reed Warbler

Western Olivaceous Warbler

Spectacled Warbler

Winter birds

Greylag Goose

Northern Pintail

Marbled Duck

Black Stork

Osprey

Black-shouldered Kite

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Common Crane

Migrants

Garganey

Baillon’s Crake

Marsh Sandpiper

Black Tern

European Roller

Bonelli’s Warbler

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Egyptian Vulture

Alpine Swift

Subalpine Warbler

Western Orphean Warbler

Black-eared Wheatear

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