Western Doñana Birding Daytrip

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. If you like to combine bird watching with hiking this area is excellent as there are many trails.

Ornithological interest

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.


On this route we will combine short walks with driving to the most interesting areas for birding.

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.

Additional information

  • 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).
  • El Rocío is also an excellent starting point for our route through Northern Doñana.
  • Blog: Top 10 birds of Doñana

Key Info

Wetlands   Sea   Forests

Target birdsIberian Chiffchaff, Red-knobbed Coot, Iberian Magpie

80 km from Seville (1 hour) 

Available all year round.

 ∼9 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)


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


Black-shouldered Kite

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Common Crane



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