Ecotono Birding

Birding tours in Andalucía

Routes

Birdwatching in Doñana

Little Owl in Doñana

Doñana National Park

Along the Guadalquivir

The Mountains

The Bird Migration

 

Massive Bird Migration in Georgia!

 

 

Doñana

In this birdwatching trip you will enjoy the surrounding area of Doñana National Park, with total access everywhere, the birds are really close to enjoy and take pictures. Best time to visit Doñana is Spring, when we can watch the typical breeders busy in their tasks nesting and feeding the newbies. In Autunm with the first rainfalls we can enjoy the bird migration and the first wintering species. Finally in Winter we receive the wintering species that bred in North Europe, thounsands of birds use the marsh for feed and roost everywhere!

In this trip you could see typical and amazing species like Purple Swamphen, Red-knobbed Coot, Flamingo, Cattle Egret, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Black-Winged Kite, Azure-winged Magpie, and many species of  ducks. With luck is possible to watch Spanish Imperial Eagle, Marble Teal or Short-eared Owl in winter.

Doñana is one of also important for wintering bird species who came from central and northen Europe, like Harriers, Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Greylag Goose, Cranes, etc…

The sunset in Doñana is the one of the most beautiful moments of this place.

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Along the Guadalquivir

In this tour you will go down through the left side of the Guadalquivir river till its end at the Atlantic Ocean in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz).

During the breeding season you will see beautiful colonies of Terns and Ardeids. You will see how the nature grows up around you! Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret, Herons, Spoonbill are everywhere for your enjoy. This tour is nice for rare african species breeding in the area like the Little Swift and Rufous-bush Robin.

Among other species, you could find wintering species like the Common Crane, Black Stork, Marsh and Hen Harrier, etc… and, if you are lucky, the Short-eared Owl, as well acuatics birds and ducks like Cattle Egret, Night Heron, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, etc… and luckily Marbled Teal and White-headed Duck.

The end of the trip is Bonanza salt marshes, where different species of waders, gulls and Flamingos feed close to the observer.

Collared Pratincole

Collared Pratincole is breeding along the Guadalquivir river



 

 The Mountains

Sierra Norte” of Seville offer you a very nice mountain landscapes with many raptors to see. Birdwatching in this place you can see Spanish Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Griffon and Black Vulture.

We also offer the opportunity to explore Sierra Morena scouting for Iberian Lynx in Jaén. Wonderful place where superb species like Spanish Imperial Eagle, Cinereus Vulture, Golden Eagle or Blue Magpie share the Dehesa with the Lynx.

Sierra Morena is also a good place to take a walk to look for passerines, many wintering and resident species live in the “Dehesa”. The area is a very good spot for Otter as well.

It is about 2h30m from Seville and we recommended to do it in at least 2 days.

Iberian Lynx

Scouting for Iberian Lynx

The Bird Migration

In this full day tour you can enjoy the amazing migration at the Strait of Gibraltar. In 2 hours by car from Seville you’ll be guided at one of most insteresting hot spots for bird migration in Europe. Only 14 kms from Africa this point is a natural bottleneck for more than 250 species including raptors, storks, passerines and seabirds.

We know the estrategical sites for birdwatching in the area, this is important because the Strait is a very windy place and birds move depending on it.

Best months to came to see bird migration is on March-April-May and August-Septembter-October.

You also can combine your Birdwatching experience with Whalewatching at the Strait, Dolphins, Pilot Whales, Sperm and Fin whales also Orcas can be seem on our trips. Check our BLOG for more information

Birdwatching in Tarifa

Short-toed Eagle crossing the Strait

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