Birdwatching in Mallorca and Menorca

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Birdwatching is the art of bird watching. For bird lovers the fact of having to move to the place where they live is one of the greatest pleasures that nature gives them.

There are idyllic territories for this practice due to its climate and geographical situation. One of these places is the Balearic Islands, its landscapes with sea and mountain and its pleasant climate throughout the year make these islands a perfect place for bird watching.

In these islands, you can find more than 300 species and even some of them are part of the heritage of the areas where they live, such as the peregrine falcon, the black vulture, the royal finch, the stork or the Balearic Shearwater.

Where to watch the birds?

 Mallorca

If you are on this island, we recommend you go to the Natural Park of S’Albufera de Mallorca. This park is located in the northern part of the island, exactly in the bay of Alcúdia. It has a wet area of 1,650 hectares that makes it the idyllic habitat of birds.

Once in the park you can make different itineraries to see more than 200 birds that live in this park, such as: the coot, the mallard, the little bittern, the stilt or the warbler nest and spend long periods.

In addition to these species, you can also see other birds such as flamingos, waders, ducks or herons, they make stops during a season to recover their strength and continue on their way.

Menorca

On this island, if you want to watch birds, you will have to reach the Natural Park S’Albufera des Grau. In these 5,000 hectares, you can see birds among wild olive groves, wetlands and dune beaches. Thanks to this great variety of landscapes, you can see both birds of prey and water. Depending of the season you might see some birds or others.

Summer: the martinete, the stork, the turtledove, the heron, the red duck, the common hawk or the buitrón.

Winter: the spoon duck, the laughing gull, the goose, the black-necked grebe, the wigeon and the marsh harrier, among others.

Spring and autumn: the scythe heron, the imperial heron, the Montagu’s harrier, the sandpiper or the common swallow.

Therefore, if you are a bird lover we recommend you come to the Balearic Islands. Nice weather, delicious gastronomy, unbeatable views and more than 200 species of birds … what more could you want.