Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)
about 25,000-30,000 flamingos over winter in Doñana but very few breed there as the wetlands dry up before the chicks are completely grown.
Lagoon & Dunes
Doñana National & Natural Park. Huelva Province, Andalusia. SPAIN
1969 - Set up as a National Park
1981 - Biosphere Reserve
1982 - Wetland of International Importance, Ramsar
1985 - Special Protection Area for Birds
1994 - World Heritage Site, UNESCO.
The marshlands in particular are a very important area for the migration, breeding and wintering of European and African birds. It is also an area of old cultures, traditions and human uses - most of which are still in existance.