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Odiel Marshes Birding Trip, Andalucía, Spain

Odiel Marshes Birding Trip, Andalucía, Spain
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Odiel Marshes Birdwatching Half Day

half-day Odiel Marshes Birding Trip, Andalucía which is leisurely paced available on request, one of the most important saltmarshes in Iberia. This leisurely paced trip is a fine introduction to the many resident and migratory bird species that benefit from the saline waters of the estuary.

The Odiel Marshes are located between Huelva City and Punta Umbria near to the famous Doñana National Park. This Biosphere Reserve is the second largest wetland in Huelva province after Doñana, and one of the most important saltmarshes in Western Europe for birdwatching.

The saltmarshes are formed by the meeting of the Odiel and Tinto Rivers where they enter the Atlantic and tides play an important part in the creation of a unique landscape of dunes and marshland that attract many bird species.

What makes it so rewarding to spend any amount of time on an Odiel Marshes birding trip is the number and variety of waders and ducks this special habitat is home to, such as Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Little Bittern and Crested Coot.

And there are not only waterbirds there but also many species of birds of prey, including Ospreys, Marsh Harriers and Booted Eagles, and treats such as Spanish Sparrow, Bee-eater and Stone Curlew. It is the ideal habitat for more than 200 species of birds and it is also renowned for the many species of chameleons that live there.

Odiel Marshes Birding Trip, Andalucía highlights include:

  • Species of one of the most important saltmarshes in Europe
  • Impressive raptors such as Ospreys, Marsh Harriers and Booted Eagles

If you enjoy a half day on an Odiel Marshes birding trip and you would be interested in adding a walking trip in Doñana to your birding experience in southern Spain, have a look at the Western Doñana Walking Trip, Andalucía, Spain.

Alternative tour name: Odiel Marshes Birdwatching Half-day Tour
Day 1
Morning or Afternoon Session

The Odiel Marshes Biosphere Reserve is located in Southwestern Spain close by Huelva City, 45 minutes from Portugal and 1 hour to the west of Seville City. We go birdwatching through the marshland in the estuaries of the Rivers Odiel and Tinto.

Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:

Residents: Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Spoonbill, Great & Little Egrets, Flamingo, Slender-billed & Yellow-legged Gulls, Hoopoe, Spanish Sparrow, Kentish Plover, Black-winged Stilt.

Winter Birds: Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Gannet, Scoter, Great Cormorant, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Sanderling, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Audouin’s Gull, Sandwich Tern, Caspian Tern, Bluethroat.

Summer Birds: Montagu´s Harrier, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Bee-eater, Little Bittern, Little Tern, Collared Pratincole, Red-rumped Swallow, Reed Warbler.

Migrants: Knot, Spotted Redshank, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Black Tern.

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”

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Tour Facts

  • Southwestern Spain
  • Available Daily
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 1 to 10 pax
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Leisurely
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish
  • Málaga Airport
  • Málaga Airport