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Bird Ringing Trip in Doñana, Spain - 1 Day

Bird Ringing Trip in Doñana, Spain
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Doñana National Park Bird Ringing Trip

This one-day Bird Ringing trip will take you to Doñana, which is one of the paradises for birds in Europe.

Located to the south-west of the Iberian Peninsula, a few kms from the Strait of Gibraltar, with a warm climate all year round and with good places of food, rest and reproduction; makes this place one of the most important enclaves in Europe continent for birds.

More than 600,000 birds arrive from North and Central Europe to spend the winter and some 40,000 couples arrive from the African continent, in addition to the resident birds that live there all their lives.

Since the beginning of the last century, there have been countless expeditions of ornithologists who have arrived in Doñana from other countries, with the intention of researching and studying birds, as many of them were endemic to this place or endangered.

Since the 1950s of the last century, population controls and the ringing of thousands of birds have been carried out every year, with the aim of knowing their migratory movements, their ecological needs and to be able to design recovery plans for some species whose situation is threatening; so the ringing of birds is still considered as an important tool for their Conservation.

From Living Doñana, we invite you to participate in one of these bird ringing days, by the hand of scientific experts from the Doñana Biological Station (E.B.D.) and to enjoy knowing our species, their conservation programs and the future that holds them. This will be a great hands-on experience that will allow you to identify those species and sub-species that you have never seen in an incomparable natural environment.

Day 1
Morning Session

We will pick you up very early in the morning from your accommodation, normally about 1 hour before sunrise as the bird activity begins in Doñana early and by that time all our equipment must be ready.

In the early hours of the morning is when more bird captures are made, so our work of collecting birds will be more intense. This activity requires the assembly of Japanese networks for the capture of birds. Subsequently and under the instructions of our expert banders, we will proceed to collect data, ring and release the birds back into the wild.

At mid-morning we will have a picnic to recharge our batteries and we will continue working until noon.

In the end, we will make a full count of the birds recorded made and then enjoy a few beers with tapas in a bar in the area.

Greater Flamingos, Eurasian Spoonbills, White-headed Duck, Marbled Duck, Red-knobbed Coot, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Booted and Short-toed Eagles, Western Osprey, Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Purple Swamphen, White Storks, Lesser and Greater Short-toed Lark, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Audouin’s and Slender-billed Gulls, Gull-billed and Caspian Terns.

What is included?

  • Free transfers
  • Foods
  • Liability insurance
  • Professional nature guide
  • Optical material
  • Bibliographic material
  • If the tour is more than 1 day, check with Living Doñana

What is not included?

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Flights
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • What ever is not included in "What is included"

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Why book with Living Doñana?

The scientific banding of birds is another way to contribute to its conservation and to know in more detail the different species of birds that we can find here, some of them very hidden and difficult to observe with the naked eye.

Do I need to wear special clothes or shoes?

It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes and shoes and wellies, because sometimes the place where we do bird ringing is a flooded place

Can you organize a tour of several days, ringing in different places in Doñana?

Of course. We adapt to your needs and can help you organize your all-inclusive tour (accommodation, meals, transfers, guide, insurance), except flights.

Besides bird ringing, can we carry out other activities in Doñana?

Of course. You can contact us and we will offer you the activities that we carry out in Doñana. You can also visit our website for more information (www.living-donana.es)

Is there the possibility of organizing a bird ringing in another place outside of Doñana?

Of course. We know many of the groups of banders who work in other areas outside of Doñana.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.


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This tour is operated by: Living Doñana
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Tour Facts

  • Doñana
  • On Request
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 2 to 8 pax
  • 6 hours
  • Sept. to May
  • + 5 Years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English, Spanish
  • Seville Airport
  • Seville Airport