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Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber)<br />
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.<br />
Lagoon & Dunes<br />
Doñana National & Natural Park. Huelva Province, Andalusia. SPAIN<br />
1969 - Set up as a National Park<br />
1981 - Biosphere Reserve<br />
1982 - Wetland of International Importance, Ramsar<br />
1985 - Special Protection Area for Birds<br />
1994 - World Heritage Site, UNESCO.<br />
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.