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First observation of a breeding couple of Nile Gesse in Doñana.

Last July 17th 2018, EBD's Doñana Monitoring Team observed a couple of Nile Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca) rearing five chicks at the Doñana marshes. This was the first observation of a breeding couple of this invasive species at the Doñana marshes.

Upstream migration of goldfish

As the spring progresses and Doñana’s temporary wetlands progressively dry up, many fish species migrate upstream and downstream - seeking refuge in permanent waters to survive the summer drought.

Great Cnidarian sighting on the beach of Doñana National Park.

The last month of March (2018) in a routine work by the Monitoring Team of Natural Processes, we observed the arrival of a large number of cnidarians: Portuguese Man-of-war (Physalia physallis), and by the Win Sailor (Velella velella), these species covered large beach surfaces.

Record of wintering White-Headed ducks and Slender-Billed gulls in the Guadalquivir Marshes

Over the last twenty years, the Natural Processes Monitoring Team (ICTS-RBD) of the Doñana Biological Station carried out the mid-January census of wintering birds in the Guadalquivir Marshes (Doñana Natural Space, adjacent non-protected areas and Brazo del Este Natural Site).
The total number of birds counted has been much more modest than last year, 491,552 compared to 674,974 at the time (see previous news, 6 news), which was the highest number in the last 15 years. However, two...

First International Workshop on Glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) held in Doñana

The first International Workshop on Glossy ibis has been organized by the Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD) under the auspices of the IUCN Stork Ibis and Spoonbill Specialist Group (IUCN SIS SG) and in collaboration with the Tour du Valat (TdV), which has provided funding and organizational support. From 27th to 29th November 30 researchers and technicians proceeding from 14 different countries have met at Reserva Biologica de Doñana. The 21 talks in the workshop have provided updated and...


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.