Combined Doñana Birding and Nature Tour
A 5-day Birding Doñana Tour in Southern Spain. Experience a fascinating range of habitats to visit, including Stone Pine woodland, reedbeds, rice paddies, open grassland and heathland, freshwater pools and coastal sand dunes and of course the famous marshes, it’s no wonder Coto Doñana attracts such a fantastic variety of birds. This Birding Doñana tour will take you to explore these habitats – including the normally inaccessible reaches of the park – from our base in El Rocío, a lovely village with sandy streets that overlooks the lagoon, river and marshlands of the Doñana.
The Parque Nacional de Doñana is one of Europe’s most important wetland reserves and a major site for migrating birds. It is an immense area; the park itself and surrounding parque natural or Entorno de Doñana amount to over 1,300 sq km in the provinces of Huelva, Sevilla and Cádiz.
Doñana is well known for its enormous variety of bird species, either permanent residents, winter visitors from north and central Europe or summer visitors from Africa. The park as a whole comprises three distinct kinds of ecosystem: the marismas, the Mediterranean scrublands and the coastal mobile dunes with their beaches.
We will enter the interior of the park by 4×4 and explore areas normally closed to the public, here we will hopefully see the stunning Iberian Lynx along with a vast array of wetland bird species and Spanish Imperial Eagle. We overnight in the picturesque village of El Rocio, which is a kin to a scene from bonanza!
We will also visit nearby salt-pans and wetlands for White-headed Duck, Marbled Duck and Red-knobbed Coot. Finally we will visit friends managing traditional salt pans in the bay of Cadiz where we will get up close and personal with Greater Flamingo, Eurasian Spoonbills, Gulls and Waders.
- We hope to see the incredibly rare Iberian Lynx
- Water levels at this time of year are usually superb and play host to a wide range of wading birds and wildfowl
- White-headed Duck, Marbled Duck, Red-knobbed Coot and overwintering Bluethroats
- Our base in El Rocío, a lovely village with sandy streets that overlooks the lagoon, river and marshlands of the Doñana.
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