Odiel Marshes Birdwatching Half Day
A half-day Birdwatching Tour Through the Odiel Marshes, 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.
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