Doñana National Park Bird Ringing Trip
This easy-paced half-day Bird Ringing Trip in Doñana is available on request. Doñana National Park is one of Europe's paradises for birds, particularly waterfowl. Located to the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, a few kilometres from the Straits of Gibraltar, Doñana has a warm climate all year round and its varied habitats make it a haven for a wide range of migratory birds. It could be said that this place is one of the most important enclaves in Europe for birds and therefore an ideal place to take part in a birding ringing trip.
More than 600,000 birds arrive from North and Central Europe to spend the winter in and around Doñana. Some 40,000 breeding pairs arrive from the African continent, in addition to the resident birds that are monitored year-round. From the beginning of the last century countless ornithologists from any other countries have travelled to Doñana, intent on researching and studying the endemic birds of the area as well as assessing the endangered species that either live there or pass through.
Since the 1950s, populations research has been carried out every year and bird ringing trips have been conducted to increase scientists' knowledge of birds' migratory movements. This feeds into data about their ecological needs and recovery plans for threatened species. Bird ringing is therefore an important tool for conservation.
On our birding ringing trip to Doñana you will spend around six hours participating in one of these bird ringing efforts and seeing the work of the scientific experts from the Doñana Biological Station (E.B.D.). You will also learn about their conservation programs and what the future holds for many of our familiar species. This will be a great hands-on experience that will increase your knowledge and ID skills of bird species and sub-species. Not only that, but you will be spending time in the unique environment of the beautiful Doñana National Park.
Bird Ringing Trip in Doñana highlights include:
- A visit to one of the largest wetland complexes in western Europe
- A hands-on experience of birding ringing
- The opportunity to learn from scientists about bird species and their conservation
If you are interested in this bird ringing trip but would like to also go on a full day's birding in Doñana? Why not have a look at the Birdwatching in Doñana Trip, Spain.
Alternative Tour Name: Doñana National Park Bird Ringing Expedition