The Andalucia Bird Society
ABS Open forum => Calendar Events => Topic started by: Franky no Hair on March 19, 2017, 11:10:24 am
Event, Visit to Donana in April 2017
Date, April 22nd 2017
Meeting Point The SEO/Birdlife visitors center in El Rocio.
Leader for the day, Frank Hair
Directions to the meeting point, The visitors center is at the eastern side of the town, via a walk way that transverses the edge of the laguna. There is parking in the town.
Information about the meeting,
Coto Donana is one of the best birding sties in southern Spain and it is holding it's annual bird fair over the weekend for the 21st ,22nd and 23rd of April. I am going to visit the other side of Donana on the 22nd, so if members want to visit the bird fair they can on the 23rd. I will start at the visitors center in El Rocio, moving on to the next reserve at La Rocina, depending on how big the group is we may split up into smaller groups to explore this reserve. Traveling further towards the sea we come to El Acebuche reserve. Again we will spend time here splitting into smaller groups if needed.
Accommodation in the area, We have no Affiliated Members in the area so have a look at the usual web sites for hotels in the area.
Clothing and food It may still be cool so bring coats and hats you can always take them off. I will be bring a packed lunch and I will be having lunch in the reserves.
Possible birds What can I say this is Donana during the spring migration so the birds are too numerous for me to list, we will see what we will see.
We will be looking for a member to wright a trip report for this meeting.
Peter & I will be joining for this meeting.
We will be there and by the way thanks for Saturday, can't blame you for the wind.
We will be three attending the Donana meeting.
Pauline and John Horton and Graham Leach.
Thanks for leading the fine trip last weekend. Bärbl and I had a great time, regardless of all the wind. So we'll definitely be on board for the Doñana meeting.
Mike and I are coming across from England to go to the Bird fair. We had intended to join you on the Saturday but now my brother and sister-in-law ( none members) have decided to join us for the trip which rather throws a spanner in the works. Do you know or can you recommend any guided tours that we could book or, if we've left it too late, would it be okay if they joined the ABS for just the morning perhaps? He is a very keen birder and I don't want him to be disappointed. Any suggestions? We are staying in Coria del Rio for 3 nights.
Alas, I have managed to pull a hamstring muscle - how I don't know - and can't stand or walk for more than five or 10 minutes at a stretch. So Bärbl I won't be able to come tomorrow, but we wish you all great birding!
I am a new member and plan to join you in Doñana. Hope I can find the meeting point!
Thanks so much,