Bird watching at Sevillian Doñana

I wish I could have taken a good picture of every of the fantastic 75 species Jacinto and I spotted during our visit to the Corredor Verde del Guadiamar, the Sevillian Doñana…

Photo: Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)

Have a look at many more pictures and the complete list of birds observed below!

When a day is great, who cares if it is long? Jacinto and I met at 5:30 in Malaga City to be on the spot at the break of dawn and came back from this natural heaven after dusk.

You can enjoy here many birds that are absent or difficult to watch in Malaga province. That was the case of Spoonbill, White and Black Storks, Tufted and Ferruginous Ducks and Red-knobbed Coot around the Dehesa de Abajo; Black-winged Kite, Magpie, Hen Harrier, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Reed Bunting and Lesser Kestrel on the way to Jose Antonio Valverde Visitors Centre, or Greylag Goose, Pintail and Purple Swamphen around it.

Dusk was fantastic with many Short-eared Owls quartering the farmlands and, when there was just a little bit of light, the silhouette of a wonderful Bittern showed up from the reeds.

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Complete list of birds observed:

  SPECIES SCIENTIFIC NAME
1 Greylag Goose Anser anser
2 Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos
3 Pintail Anas acuta
4 Shoveler  Anas clypeata
5 Teal  Anas crecca
6 Pochard  Aythya ferina
7 Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina
8 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
9 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
10 Black-necked Grebe  Podiceps nigricollis
11 Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis
12 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
13 Bittern Botaurus stellaris
14 Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
15 Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis
16 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
17 Great White Egret Casmerodius albus
18 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
19 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
20 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
21 Espátula común Platalea leucorodia
22 Red Kite Milvus milvus
23 Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus
24 Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneus
25 Common Buzzard  Buteo buteo
26 Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
27 Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus
28 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
29 Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus
30 Coot  Fulica atra
31 Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
32 Purple Swamphen  Porphyrio porphyrio
33 Crane  Grus grus
34 Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta
35 Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus
36 Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricaria
37 Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus
38 Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus
39 Redshank  Tringa totanus
40 Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
41 Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus
42 Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus
43 Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
44 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
45 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
46 Little Owl Athene noctua
47 Hoopoe  Upupa epops
48 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
49 Skylark  Alauda arvensis
50 Crested Lark  Galerida cristata
51 Calandra Lark  Melanocorypha calandra
52 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
53 Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis
54 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
55 Robin Erithacus rubecula
56 Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
57 Stonechat  Saxicola rubicola
58 Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos
59 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
60 Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata
61 Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis
62 Cetti’s Warbler  Cettia cetti
63 Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita
64 Magpie Pica pica
65 Jackdaw  Corvus monedula
66 Raven  Corvus corax
67 Starling Sturnus vulgaris
68 Spotless Starling  Sturnus unicolor
69 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
70 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
71 Linnet Carduelis cannabina
72 Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis
73 Greenfinch  Chloris chloris
74 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
75 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

 

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