Private birding tour to Southern Doñana: White-headed and Marbled Duck strongholds

Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain
Tour Type: Full day
Group Size Cost Per Person
1 $230
2 $130
3 $95
4 $75
Pick-up from El Rocío

This part of the Doñana Natural Park, in the province of Cadiz, is located next to the mouth of the River Guadalquivir. Although it was heavily transformed in the past, it is still one of the most interesting areas for birdwatching in Doñana.

Ornithological interest

This area is the best in Doñana to observe two of the most threatened species: Marbled Duck and White-headed Duck. It is also an excellent place to watch waders and sea birds, among them Balearic Shearwater. One outstanding sight is the presence of one of the rare European colonies of Little Swift and some pairs of Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin.


We will visit the East bank which consists of large areas of marsh, some parts of which have been drained for agriculture. Towards the Estuary, there are salt pans which attract a large number of waders and waterfowl. Here we will see where the river meets the sea and travel along the coast between Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Chipiona.

Some of the hotspots to visit are the marshes in Trebujena, the Umbrella Pine forest in La AlgaidaBonanza salt pansMontijo´s beach and Chipiona.

  • Use of binoculars and scope
  • Bird checklist
  • Accident insurance
  • Drinking water

Free pick up from Seville city or locally. 

Cancellation Policy
  • Full refund if canceled within 24 hours of booking and more than 2 days prior to start of the tour. Otherwise, the following cancellation policy applies.
    Moderate Full refund if canceled 30 days or more prior to the day of the tour. 50% refund if canceled between 14 and 29 days prior to the day of the tour. 25% refund if canceled between 4 and 13 days prior to the day of the tour. Non-refundable if canceled less than 4 days prior to the day of the tour. A cancellation fee of 3% of the total tour cost is deducted from the refund upon cancellation.
Tour Guide
Vicent Esteller