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The Best of Coto Donana - A Beginner Birdwatching Tour

Tour Code: ESP33

A gentle 5-day exploration of the magnificent Coto Doñana National Park in search of the incredible birdlife of both its best and least known corners. This itinerary is especially tailored to beginner birdwatchers.

5 days from £1095(inc flights) Land Only Price: £975 SRS: £95


In spring the marshes of the Coto Doñana attract an amazing variety of birds and offer one of the greatest ornithological spectacles on the continent. El Rocío, a delightful village with sandy streets that overlooks the lagoon, river and marshlands of the Doñana, provides a fine base as we explore in detail the wide range of habitats in the region: the mosaic of marshes, Stone Pine woodland, open grassland and heathland, freshwater pools and coastal sand dunes. On one day we will use 4x4 vehicles to explore the more inaccessible reaches of the park, and on another we'll explore the rice paddies and reedbeds north of the Guadalquivir River.

  • Purple Gallinule, Marbled Teal, Crested Coot & Spanish Imperial Eagle
  • Azure-winged Magpie, Great Spotted Cuckoo & Red-necked Nightjar
  • Collared Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Gull-billed Tern & Lesser Short-toed Lark
  • Bee-eaters, Golden Orioles & Nightingales add a splash of colour & song
  • Mammals may include Red & Fallow Deer, Wild Boar & even Iberian Lynx!
  • Comfortable, central base, just a stone's throw from all the action
  • Expertly guided by a patient, knowledgeable, fun Naturetrek tour leader

Food

All included in the price.

Accommodation

Comfortable tourist hotel, all rooms with private facilities.

Azure-winged Magpie (Peter Dunn)

Azure-winged Magpie (Peter Dunn)

Outline Itinerary Download

Day 1 Fly Seville and overnight El Rocío

Day 2/4 El Rocío

Day 5 Fly London

El Rocio (Thomas Mills)Lounge area of our hotel in El RocioAccommodation at our hotel in El RocioNaturetrek group (David Morris)Lesser Kestrel (Kevin Elsby)Marsh Fritillary (David Morris)Purple Swamp Hen (David Morris)Hoopoe (David Morris)Little Owl (David Morris)Clouded Yellow (Tom McJannet)Night Heron (Kevin Elsby)White Stork (Kevin Elsby)Northern Bald Ibis (Kevin Elsby)Greater Flamingo (Peter Dunn)Great Reed Warbler (Kevin Elsby)Glossy Ibis (Peter Dunn)Crested Coot (Kevin Elsby)Collared Pratincole (Kevin Elsby)Booted Eagle (Kevin Elsby)Azure-winged Magpie (Kevin Elsby)Iberian Lynx, Peter DunnIberian Lynx, Peter Dunn
E.J.
Derbyshire
The tour leaders were excellent - informative and helpful.
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Sun 22nd April 2018 - Thu 26th April 2018

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Visiting: Spain

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The tour leaders were excellent - informative and helpful.
E.J., Derbyshire