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Doñana’s life moves out

Raptor migration is nearly over in Doñana but we managed to see to today a nice osprey resting on an...

Small migration

Vultures, Short-toed Eagles, Booted Eagles, Montagu’s Harriers, Hobbies and Lesser Kestrels keep on passing through Doñana these days on their...

Stork whirls

Thousands of storks concentrate these days at Dehesa de Abajo lagoon, it is a must see place in the Doñana...

An Iberian Lynx on a tree

The two Spanish Imperial Eagles nesting in the far side of the marshes in El Rocío are both perched high...

An oasis in Doñana’s marshes

Summer progresses and harden living conditions for all inhabitants of Doñana, including us, humans. With a bit of luck temperatures...

Vultures and mushrooms

We will have to resign ourselves this spring, very few birds will breed in Doñana this spring, last few weeks...

Inconspicuous warblers and colorful Bee-eaters

Weather is improving and temperatures rising up to some comfortable 20ºC. Migration is still moving through Doñana’s forests and marshes...

Great for Crakes

Rain these days is improving the conditions in the Park very quickly. Meadows and plains are turning green at last...

Waiting for spring rains in Doñana

Migration moves through Doñana these days. Garganeys, Wood Sandpipers, Tenmick’s Stints, Common Wheatears, Redstarts, Sedge Warblers, Willow and Western Bonelli’s...

Kings and landlords.

Kate and Nicholas, during one of our private tours yesterday, were lucky enough to enjoy a great lynx sighting. For...

From dawn til dusk

A whole day watching birds I met Robin, Richard and Ed, three keen American birdwatchers, just before sunrise at their...

How much does a Iberian Lynx worth?

The incident occurred nearly three years ago, but it was not until last June when the prosecution presented its case...

Plucked Kites, busy Lynxcess

The marshes next to El Rocío have ended up drying out almost completely, although in the puddles that remain are...

Summer arrival in Doñana

Temperatures go up, pastures wither, marshes dry out and crack and green is slowly losing its dominance in favour of...

A Red-knobbed Coot hybridizes with a Common Coot

The Red-knobbed Coot that we have been seeing during the last few weeks next to Caño Guadiamar have been seen...

In memory of Joanna Francis

It was about 10 years ago, back in the spring of 2001, when I had the fortune to meet this...

Smart tides and happy little birds

Rains never please everyone, wise saying. It rained hard last few days, very hard, with disparate consequences. Some people’s holidays...

Birds of Doñana

Marshes, cotos, dunes and beaches built Doñana on sandy and clay soils, weaving a complex net of ecosystems, supporting diverse...

The Game of Nature

The old tell that until not long ago Geese barely had to go away from the secure marshes inside the...

Flora of Doñana

The development of the flora of a particular place is always closely linked to the types of soils on which...

Autumn rain in Doñana

It has already started to rain in Doñana after the long dry season and the first flocks of ducks are...

Amphibians of Doñana

There are 11 registered species of amphibians in the Doñana area. Conservation problems related to the alarming decline in the...

The European Far West

As expected, we’re having a beautiful spring in Doñana after the abundant winter rains. It came later than usual and...

A great day for Doñana’s history

Doñana gets better day by day, although the effects of spring are felt something later this year. The plants are...

Mammals of Doñana

The mammals in Doñana can be considered as the classic representatives of the predominant types of ecosystems in the Natural...

Fish of Doñana

The high environmental heterogeneity of Doñana, resulting in a great variety of aquatic ecosystems with different conditions of salinity, turbidity,...

Reptiles of Doñana

The problems for the conservation of these species are in many cases the same as those for amphibians, but it...

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