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Northern Doñana Birdwatching Trip, Spain - 1 Day

Northern Doñana Birdwatching Trip, Spain
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Birding Day in Northern Doñana National Park, Andalucia, Spain

A 1-day Northern Doñana Birdwatching Trip that takes you through the marshland to be found in the northern part of the National Park. This is one of the best places to watch birds in Doñana and the trip runs daily. To get there we drive past farms, paddy fields and marshlands in the delta of the River Guadalquivir so the number of species we can see in just one day is considerable.

The day's birdwatching in northern Doñana also includes a visit to the Jose Antonio Valverde Visitor Centre. This involved a quite lengthy drive along unmade roads to get there, but the journey is well worth it as the birding along the way is exceptional, especially in the wet season.

"Birding with Wild Doñana (Manu and Maria) is just like going birding with good friends who just happen to know more about birds than you do! We can't give higher praise than that - highly recommended! - Will and Helen Willcox

After the Visitor Centre we go to the “Dehesa de Abajo”, an area near rice fields where several species of waterfowl can be spotted, including Marbled and White-headed Ducks.

The wetlands and woodlands of Doñana are a paradise for birders and in our Northern Doñana birdwatching trip we have designed the best guided tour possible of the National Park. Our aim is to get the most out of the area, enable a focus on special species and rack up a considerable number of species for a day's list.

Northern Doñana Birdwatching Trip highlights include:

  • A day in one of Europe's best wetland areas
  • Resident Red-knobbed Coot, Stone Curlew, Spanish Sparrow, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
  • Views of Marbled and White-headed Ducks

If you are keen to add other day and half-day experiences to your birding itinerary during your time in Spain, check out the Isla Cristina & Ayamonte Birding Trip Andalucía, Spain.

Alternative tour name: One Day's Birding in Northern Doñana, Andalucía
Day 1
Full Day Trip

We travel through the area in the north of the National Park of Doñana, passing farmland and marshes along the way. We then proceed to the Jose Antonio Valverde Visitor Centre at the end of a dirt track, birding as we go.

We end the day at the “Dehesa de Abajo” Nature Reserve, located 30 minutes to the south-west of Seville City and one hour from Huelva City.

Residents: Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Cattle Egret, Night Heron, Flamingo, Squacco Heron, Red-crested Pochard, Hoopoe, Red-knobbed Coot, Stone Curlew, Spanish Sparrow, Lesser Short-toed Lark, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. You may also catch a glimpse of the rare Spanish Imperial Eagle, White-headed Duck, Marbled Duck and Bittern.

Winter Birds: Greylag Goose, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Great Egret, Osprey, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Crane, Black-tailed Godwit, Black Stork.

Summer Birds: Short-toed Lark, Purple Heron, Bee-eater, Little Bittern, Gull-billed Tern, Short-toed Eagle, Black Tern, Collared Pratincole, Roller, Isabelline Warbler, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin.

Migrants: Garganey, Temminck´s Stint, Winchat, Redstart, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper.

Introduced: Common Waxbill, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Black-headed Weaver, Red Avadavat.

What is included?

  • Professional bi-lingual guide(s)
  • Specialist guide fees
  • Local accommodation pickup (within 30mins from start point)
  • All ground transport throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks, Nature Reserves and/or use of Hides where applicable
  • Water throughout the trip
  • All activities as specified within the tour itinerary
  • Use of binoculars and telescopes or field scopes
  • Personalised checklists
  • Accident insurance
  • All applicable taxes

What is not included?

  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Items of personal nature or,
  • Meals or snacks throughout the trip
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Any other drinks not mentioned above, or
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled drinks
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
Wildlife Reviews
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  1. BIRDING DONANA 2018
    WILL & HELEN WILLCOX05 Jun 2018
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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!

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Tour Facts

  • National Park of Doñana, Spain
  • Available Daily
  • Full Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 1 to 10 pax
  • 8 to 9 Hours
  • Leisurely
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Málaga Airport
  • Málaga Airport