This ecosystem, the most stable on Doñana, is formed by snady areas
which are bound together by the roots of Mediterranean thicket, heather,
eucalyptus and stone pines. This vegetation provides a safe heaven for
big mammals such as lynxes and deer, birds of prey such as Spanish Imperial
Eagles, and 80 different species of invertebrates.
When the early autumn rains flood it, this plain, which occupies half
of the National Park, eceives thousands of birds from northern and central
Europe. In the spring the green space is used as a breeding and nesting
site until the arrival of the summer during which the earth becomes dry
The Tropical Jungle
Riparian forest form some beautiful landscapes in Doñana. They
are a kind of subtropical jungle which stretch along the banks of streams
such as that of Las Rocinas. Full of life, their rich vegetation attracts
big birds of prey, riverside birds and mammals such as lynxes and otters
which have disappeared from other parts of the Park.