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Birdwatching, winter in Doñana | Ecotono birding Seville

In winter, Doñana is a nice place for birdwatching in Seville. During our full day tours trough the Natural Park of Doñana we are seeing wintering species of birds, many of them feeding in the crops or in lagoons. Shovelers, Black-winged Stilts, Avocets, Greylag Gooses, Cranes, Lapwings, etc… are numerous on the wetlands. A paradise for birders.

Acuatics birds in Doñana

Acuatics birds in Doñana

Typical species from the area are Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Teal (up 20 at the same time) and Purple Swamphen. The ardeids Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Great Egret and Grey Heron are pretty common in Doñana.

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

But Doñana is also a nice place for birdwatch raptors, Marsh Harriers everywhere, Hen Harriers and luckily Pallid Harrier are looking for preys. Common Buzzard, Black-winged Kite (16 in a day is our top), Osprey, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Vultures and the jewel of Doñana, the endangered Spanish Imperial Eagle, have to say is not an easy bird to find, only 91 breeding pairs in Andalusia in 2013, but in Doñana all is possible … and close to Seville!

Black-winged Kite

Black-winged Kite

Spanish Imperial Eagle (juv)

Spanish Imperial Eagle (juv)