La Janda was the biggest inland wetland of Europe until it is been partly dried up and converted into field crops (rice and cereals). But we still have nice concentrations of birds and many rare species: spanish imperial eagle, bonelli’s eagle, black-winged kite, but also cranes, black stork, purple swamp-pen…
Spanish imperial eagle, black stork and much more. We drive on rural roads in between crops where some of the rie table can be flooded. Ducks, and waders concentrate there. Purple swamp-pen, great reed warbler, reed bunting in the channel. Raptors overhead and following the perpendicual channel inland, in spring, all the tamariz will look like christmas tree, full of nests of cattle egret, night heron, glossy ibis, squacco heron… and also turtle dove. A nice natural heritage despite of the transformation this site suffered.
If you wish, we can propose you a wide variety of activities and trips to organise your time in Andalucía during few days, a week or 2… Here is a proposition as an example, but of course we will be happy to make up a personalized holiday plan for you!
Day 1: La Janda
Day 2: Strait of Gibraltar
Day 3: La Breña de Barbate
Day 4: Eastern Doñana
Day 5: Doñana North
After visiting the amazing Odiel Marshlands, we get to El Portil Lagoon where we still might see species we have not seen at that point…