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Doñana Biological Station participated in the “Diurned butterflies: learning about global change thanks to butterflies” meeting

The meeting “Diurned butterflies: learning about global change thanks to butterflies” was celebrated in the CENEAM (Valsaín, Segovia, Spain) from 25 to 27 September 2019. It counts on the participation of some members of the Working Group of monitoring of the Spanish National Parks Network, scientific people and other personal adscript to the Butterfly Monitoring Scheme in Spain (BMS-Spain).

The Mediterranean gull (Larus melanocephalus) breeds in Doñana for the second consecutive year.

In the breeding season 2018, the successful reproduction of a couple of Mediterranean gull (Larus melanocephalus) in the Natural Area of Doñana was verified for the first time. The Natural Process Monitoring Team of Doñana Biological Station (EBD) observed on a Veta la Palma pond a couple incubating in mid-May, which was not seen again later.

A dead white stork (Ciconia ciconia) founded in Doñana because of the intake of plastics.

At the end of June of this year 2019, a specimen of white stork (Ciconia ciconia) appeared dead in Marisma de Hinojos, inside the Doñana National Park. This data would not have more significance if it were not for the fact that he had in the digestive system a huge amount of plastic strips, which was the probable cause of his death.

First successful reproduction of the common tern (Sterna hirundo) in the Natural Area of Doñana after more than 30 years.

In this breeding season 2019 the Natural Process Monitoring Team has verified the successful reproduction of the common tern (Sterna hirundo) in the Doñana Natural Space Sector belonging to Cádiz, where its presence was already detected in the two previous reproductive periods.

Observation of a specimen of Cream-coloured courser (Cursorius cursor) in Doñana.

In mid-June 2019, the Natural Process Monitoring Team observed in the Doñana Natural Area, specifically in Marisma de Hinojos, a specimen of Cream-coloured courser (Cursorius cursor). This wader is distributed in North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, where it lives in desert and sub-desert environments.


Start a project

If you plan to do research in Doñana, you must bear in mind that your project must be approved by the Research Access Commission of the Doñana Participation Council. The ICTS-RBD provides assistance throughout the procedure. Read more

Request access, accommodation and/or technical and logistic support

Once your research project has been approved by ICTS-RBD, you can request access and accomodation in the Biological Reserve using this online form and/or logistic or technical support using this online form . Do not forget to read carefully the facilities’ use rules. Read more

Request biodiversity data

You can visualize ICTS-RBD’s biodiversity monitoring data at the Data Infrastructure and consult essential ecosystem indicators derived from them at the Global Change Observatory. Raw data are offered free of charge to competitive research projects, subject to the following terms and conditions of use included in this data-request form.

Bird Ringing Lab

The Bird Ringing Lab is a service of ICTS-RBD that centralizes all scientific ringing activities undertaken in Doñana, and coordinates non-metallic bird banding in Spain. Read More

Cork oaks density

Map showing cork oaks density in the Doñana Biological Reserve

Estaciones de Campo

Localización de los recursos ICTS para la captura de datos automáticos.