Brazo del Este Natural Area

Brazo del Este Natural Area
 

Overview
The Brazo del Este Natural Area is 20 km south of Seville.  It is a former branch of the Guadalquivir river which has now become a lagoon and wetland area. Large numbers of waterfowl use this area during the seasonal migration.  It is also a place where the birds flock to during drought from the nearby Doñana National Park.

Animals/Birds
Over 200 different species have been recorded here. Some of these include glossy ibises, egrets, spoonbills and purple herons.  The reedbeds around the lagoon are home to reed warblers and Savi's warblers. The rare red-knobbed coot breeds also breed in the natural area.

Plants
The vegetation comprises mainly of rushes, reedbeds, and reedmace, which edge the lagoon.

 

 
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