Doñana's fine sandy beaches provide a home for large groups of
birds which live along the coast. Herring gulls and turns and turn are
joined every winter by seafowl such as scoters. Still standing on these
unspoilt beaches are watchtowers, vestiges of the past, which provide
shelter to peregrine falcons and barn owls.
Coastal winds have created a landscape of rare beauty with sandy dunes
populated by junipers and stone pine forests which have been used as the
setting for some of the scenes of Lawrence of Arabia. One of its most
impressive parts. El Cerro de los Ánsares, is the tallest dune
in Doñana. It attracts numerous sea birds which swallow its sand
to ease their digestion.
A boundary limiting the cotos with the marshland and the marshland with
the dunes, in this green pastureland visitors can find cork trees of great
beauty which have significant ecological importance because they are used
by colonies of storks, herons and spoonbills for nesting.