Western Doñana Birding Day trip

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 activity in the area is a 4WD tour 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.

Main habitats

Wetlands   Sea   Forests


Iberian Chiffchaff, Red-knobbed Coot, Iberian Magpie


80 km from Seville (1 hour)


≈ 9 hours.


All year round.


Most wanted birds

greater flamingo andalusian birds
Greater Flamingo
red-knobbed coot andalusian birds
Red-knobbed Coot
spanish imperial eagle andalusian birds
Spanish Imperial Eagle
iberian magpie andalusian birds
Iberian Magpie
lesser spotted woodpecker andalusian birds
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
southern grey shrike andalusian birds
Southern Grey Shrike


Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Savi's Warbler
Savi's Warbler
collared pratincole andalusian birds
Collared Pratincole
red-necked nightjar andalusian birds
Red-necked Nightjar
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin
iberian chiffchaff andalusian birds
Iberian Chiffchaff


osprey andalusian birds
black-shouldered kite andalusian birds
Black-winged Kite
black stork andalusian birds
Black Stork
common crane andalusian birds
Common Crane
Marbled Duck
Marbled Duck
Eurasian Bullfinch
Eurasian Bullfinch
garganey andalusian birds
european roller andalusian birds
European Roller
Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
western orphean warbler andalusian birds
Western Orphean Warbler
bonelli's warbler andalusian birds
Bonelli's Warbler
Black-eared Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear


Black Tern

Purple Heron
European Bee-eater
Gull-billed Tern
Great Spotted Cuckoo
European Scops Owl
Pallid Swift
Lesser Kestrel
Woodchat Shrike
Greater Short-toed Lark
Red-rumped Swallow
Western Olivaceous Warbler

Red-crested Pochard
Ferruginous Duck
Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Purple Swamphen
Audouin’s Gull
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Iberian Green Woodpecker
Thekla 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.
western doñana
Around El Rocío
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