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Collared pratincole, the marsh acrobat

A visit to the Doñana’s marshes is only complete when you get to enjoy the sighting of one of these birds. They resemble...

Doñana after the fire

At the end of June, fire caused by accident in a local charcoal company fueled by strong winds and high...

Iberian lynx, an unexpected encounter

Enric and his companions were enjoying that cool morning the lush nature of Doñana. We had been stopping every few...

The perfect sunset, the power of nature

I feel privileged every day for being able to enjoy Doñana, an amazing piece of nature. I also feel fulfilled as a person for...

Ecosystems of Doñana

The Guadalquivir River and the Atlantic Ocean shaped the old bay located at the mouth of the river and created...

Caño Guadiamar in summer

A stop at Caño Guadiamar these days becomes an experience full of sensations. The old course of the River Guadiamar, passing through...

Doñana’s Spanish imperial eagle

The tough life of the queen of the sky It is midday and we return from one of our tours...

Antlion, the monster of the sands

Antlions are insects belonging to the order Neuroptera. They are not true ants, although their small larvae that can reach 1...

Summer is around the corner

Summer is knocking at Doñana’s door. Meadows and forests edges are not green anymore although some Spanish iris, daisies, tassel...

Lynx at Ajolí Bridge

Look who was giving us access to the Park last June 1st. A male Lynx yawning quietly after drinking in the...

Pintail sandgrouse, a beauty out of this world

There is no bird sighting better than pintail sandgrouse in Doñana, from my point of view. Well, ok, a good...

José A. Valverde Heronry

The rain we had recently have flooded large areas of the marshes and that is encouraging more and more birds...

It came, it changed

A total of 160 mm of rain accumulated during a few days last week have changed everything in Doñana very quickly....

Nightjar, one of our lesser known birds

This bizarre nocturnal birds with huge mouths, large moustaches and sorrowful eyes begin to return from their winter quarters in...

Migration progresses through Doñana

Spring goes by and migration keeps coming through Doñana. Mixed flocks of small waders including ringed and some little ringed...

An exceptional spring for flowers

Rain was not enough this year to fill our marshes properly, but we have been having some light rain, spread...

Snakefly, a living fossil

You have to fine tune your eyesight to locate one of these strange creatures; perched on a leaf of a mastic tree, the...

Migration time in Doñana

Migration keep coming through Doñana these warm days of spring with scattered showers and skies beautifully decorated with white clouds...

Beautiful Doñana in a dry spring

Even in a dry spring like this one, Doñana offer great birding opportunities, beautiful landscapes and an overall very good experience...

El Rocío wildlife

The village of El Rocío supports a whole range of wild animals. None of them is dangerous. They tend to...

Unusually early migrants this spring

An unusual warm and dry winter has just given way to a spring full of early events. I had some...

Unusual winter

In the forests things go right this year; forests and meadows look beautifully and the green is getting decorated with...

Some come, others go

It was cold when we started at 7:30 but sunny and warm at the end of the tour around 14:15....

Spring flowers in Doñana

Spring is here, no doubt, we have only to look at our fields and our skies and see how the...

First early orchids in February

Towards the end of February many of our winter birds have gone back to the north although there are a...

What a local guide is good for

I like my job, I love it, and these days I feel especially grateful to be able to enjoy Doñana’s...

A ghost army

Spring announces its near arrival to Doñana, or perhaps we should say that it is already here; day by day...

Looking my birds through different eyes

Ingrid and Georg, keen birdwatchers just arrived from Canada, were willing to face our birds, most new for them. That...

Doñana Summer 2014

Spring is gone and with it one of the most splendid times of the year in Doñana National Park. Now...

Winter tide in Doñana’s marshes

Streams of Coto del Rey are still running strong, keeping the fords flooded and water in the marshes continues to...

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