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The Countryside Bird Watching Trip, Andalucía, Spain

4.83based on 1 review
Starting From EUR 40 / per person

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Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain

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Northern Doñana Birding Trip, Spain

5based on 1 review
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The Lynx Day Trip, Doñana, Spain

5based on 1 review
Spain 1 Days
Starting From EUR 65 / per person
Group Discount Available
Starting From EUR 899 / per person
Iberian Lynx
World’s most threatened cat. Only present in Spain and more recently back in Portugal thanks to a reintroduction project. Only around 330 individuals left in the wild in two main populations Andujar, in centre-east Sierra Morena and Doñana.
Spanish Imperial Eagle
World’s third scarcest eagle and an Iberian endemic. Around ten pairs survive in the restricted area of Doñana National Park.
White-headed Duck
One of the rarest ducks in Spain, not only by appearance but also by its low numbers.
Black-winged Kite
The southwest of Spain holds a high density of this beautiful small bird of prey which is new on the Spanish list within the last 40 years.
Short-toed Eagle
This snake-eater is one of the most impressive raptors in Europe. Formerly a summer visitor, more individuals stay over the winter in the south of Spain.
Collared Pratincole
Nice-looking migrant that loves to nest on clay. The Collared Pratincole usually behaves very well in front of the camera.
Audouin’s Gull
Probably one of the prettiest gulls in the world. Their expansion to the west of the Mediterranean makes them easy to see in the Odiel Marshes.
Griffon Vulture
Have you ever experienced a vultures’ feast? You do not need to get to Africa to watch it!
Purple Swamphen
This funny-looking bird is easy to see if you know where to look. known to some locals as the “blue cockerel”.
Eurasian Spoonbill
The Odiel Marshes Biosphere Reserve holds the largest colony of European Spoonbills on Earth with around 30% of total population.

In Wild Doñana, nature is not just our business, it is our way of life. Our team of guides is formed by passionate young people who fell in love with nature, either because they grew up in natural surroundings or had a spark that changed their lives into the wild side. In all cases, we got involved in different conservation projects before working as guides, and still are, so our main goal is the preservation of the species and habitats we show in our tours through ecotourism and sustainability development.

As part of our work, we take the following actions:

  • We report the bird rings/bands we read to the Doñana Biological Station to support their conservation work.
  • We assist the birds and wild animals we find injured during our excursions and take them to the wildlife rescue centre if necessary.
  • We stay in direct contact with the Park Rangers and the Wildlife Officers to fight the wildlife crime we witness.
  • Our activities bring an extra income to the area through ecotourism. Thanks to this, the local people start to give a value to their landscape and wildlife.
  • We talk and spread the word amongst the farmers and other local people. That way, we promote a change of mind in the local community.
  • Our guides are very informative and enthusiastic about what they do. We do not only speak about Natural History but, also, about the history of Spain and local traditions and culture. Humans are part of nature and it is important to count on ethnography for habitat conservation.
  • We also participate actively in many local initiatives and conservation works as volunteers.
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Ringing of Glossy Ibis in a heronry of Doñana National Park.

In our commitment to reduce the impact generated by our activity, these are our sustainability achievements:

  1. We recycle the waste generated in our activities.
    We collect and then separate the few trash we generate during the excursions.
  2. We have reduced the use of plastics.
    We do not provide the customers with plastic bottles of water anymore but glass bottles, filled with healthy tap water.
  3. We have reduced the use of the vehicles to save fuel and pollution.
    We have adapted the itineraries to spend as long as we can out of the vehicles.
  4. We have developed educational work.
    From time to time, we go to the schools and take the children out to show what we do and the amazing wildlife around them.
  5. We volunteer in local conservation projects
    We have participated in all sort of bird banding, chameleon, bat and otter surveys plus removal of alien flora in different local nature reserves.

We are registered as Outdoor and Ecotourism operators by the Tourism Department of the Andalusian Government and belong to several business and guides organisations that work for the improvement of the local communities from a sustainable point of view:

  • Partnership of ecotourist operators of Doñana National Park.
  • Federation of Outdoor and Ecotourism operators of Andalucia.
  • Association of guides of Doñana National Park
  • Association of professional nature guides of Spain.
  • Members of the Andalucia Bird Society and approved guides by their quality standards.

Opticron logo As part of our ongoing efforts to promote nature conservation and wildlife watching, we are proud to be sponsored by Opticron, a UK-based company that not only manufacture high quality optics, but have a serious commitment to wildlife and the local communities. That is why their list of Partnership Conservation Programmes is ever-growing (further information on projects supported by Opticron HERE).

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Juvenile Raven rescued in the Odiel Marshes Nature Reserve.
  • Full-day private tour in Donana Park
    The Countryside Bird Watching Trip, Andalucía, Spain
    Anna Kuismin19 Nov 2017
    4.83
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    Manu is a great guide who speaks excellent English. We had a perfect birdwatching tour. I highly recommend this company!
  • Late migration near Punta Umbria
    Isla Cristina & Ayamonte Birding Trip Andalucía,Spain
    Dr Trevor Nicholson3 May 2018
    4.83
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    The Wild Donana team are excellent. The tours are well planned and Manu and Maria are not only skilled and knowledgeable spotters but take extra care to ensure that everyone on the trip gets the best experience. We will be returning.
  • Return visit
    Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain
    Andrew Hilton17 Sep 2018
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    I had a briliant day with Manu six years ago and have now just returned from Spain having had two excellent trips with Maria. Just as Manu did last time, Maria demonstrated really good local knowledge and very keen eyesight ! She was friendly and helpful, making sure everyone got the most of the .day Lots of birds sighted including Black and Griffon vultures, three types of Eagle (including Bonelli's), Blue Rock Thrush etc. Highly recommended.
  • Brilliant
    Palos Area Bird Trip, Andalucía, Spain
    Christine Hardy4 Aug 2015
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    Manu picked us up from the hotel on the day of our trip...the hotel made a packed lunch for us... he took us back at the end of the day after seeing an incredible amount of birds. We enjoyed our bird watching trip with Manu so much we booked another day out with him before we got back to our hotel. He is very knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife, (especially the birds) the culture and the history, a particular interest for my husband. We had access to places which are not open to the public, an amazing opportunity to view the wildlife in very natural and undisturbed habitat. There is so much to see in the area that we can't wait for our next visit.
  • BIRDING DONANA 2018
    Northern Doñana Birding Trip, Spain
    WILL & HELEN WILLCOX5 Jun 2018
    5
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    BIRDING WITH WILD DONANA (MANU AND MARIA) IS JUST LIKE GOING BIRDING WITH GOOD FRIENDS WHO JUST HAPPEN TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BIRDS THAN YOU DO! WE CAN'T GIVE HIGHER PRIASE THAN THAT - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  • Excellent birding guides
    Sierra Pelada & Andevalo Area Andalucía Birdwatching Trip, Spain
    scott from Vermont10 Jan 2018
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    We had a great day of winter birding with Maria Harana. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history, ecology and birds of Donana. Her enthusiasm never waned. She was patient with the "non-birders" among us, made sure everyone saw every bird, and had great eyes and ears -- even while driving. We learned much and had a very pleasant day with Maria. Winter, of course, is not the greatest time for birding in Donana… but it was when we were visiting Spain, so we took a chance. It definitely paid off. Thanks to Maria, we got good looks at 66 species, including some wonderful rarities. Donana is tricky. Unlike national parks in America and other places we have been, people are not allowed in the inner portion of the region, which is technically the "National Park". Around the perimeter is a maze of roads through the agricultural lands. Having someone who knows where the birds are, and how to reach them is a great advantage at this location. And, Maria really made it special.
  • Brilliant days bird watching
    Sierra Morena Birdwatching in Andalucía Trip, Spain
    Malcolm Millais2 Oct 2018
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    On 25th September 2018 I went on a one-day bird watching tour to Donaña with a grouop guided by Manu Mojarro. It was one of the best days bird watching of my life. Our guide was brilliant; engaging, extremely knowledgeable and able to 'find' birds in an almost magical way. As a result we got wonderful sightings of numerous species, both common and uncommon. Stand out siting was a close up of a Fan-tailed warbler, not a rare or stunning looking bird, but it's rare to get such a view. Although Donaña is a world-famous bird watching destination, our visit was made special due to our guide. Highly recommended.
  • A brilliant day birdwatching and tracking lynx
    The Lynx Day Trip, Doñana, Spain
    Patricia Anne Cheyne5 Feb 2020
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    We did not see a Lynx but we felt we knew them well after finding fresh tracks and droppings and because of Maria's excellent presentation of their life and habits in the Donana park. The birdwatching was the best bird day we have ever done, counting 75 species including some very special sightings e.g bittern, cisticola, common crane, marbled duck, booted eagle, hen harrier, black winged kite, peregrine, spoonbill, griffon vulture, wryneck, and some lovely views of kingfisher, barn owls and little owls and even a mongoose. Thank you Maria for a brilliant day
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