Reasons why Mallorca is a Birdwatchers’ Paradise

There are a large number of natural places on the beautiful island of Mallorca that make it a natural paradise. The natural riches of Mallorca are one of the main reasons that every year thousands of tourists plan their vacations to this beautiful island.

A birdwatching paradise

Mallorca is known as a bird watching paradise. The migratory birds that flee the cold European winter and head to the warm lands of Africa pass through the Balearic Islands. This makes it possible for the tourists to spot an endless variety of bird species in Mallorca during the migratory period. One of the best places where you can find a large variety of birds is S’Albufera Natural Park in Mallorca. The wetlands of the park are suitable for birds. Another beautiful area for bird watching is Vall de Boquer.

There are over three hundred species recorded with 220 on a regular basis which also includes passing migrants. In the spring hundreds of Eleonora’s Falcons arrive here with a great selection of Herons in the north. Mallorca is the only island where the breeding of Black Vultures takes place in the world.

The best place to stay is Puerto Pollensa if you are visiting the island for bird watching. The place has its own little reserve of La Gola and the now opened visitors center for bird tourism on the island. Puerto Pollensa is situated near the Albufera Marsh, Boquer Valley, and Cap de Formentor. The island is the best place for bird watching during migrating times because birds make their final rest before completing their journey to breeding grounds or wintering grounds. A wonderful site near Puerto Pollensa is the tower at Albercutx where thousands of migrating birds can be seen including Raptors and Honey Buzzards.

Another popular spot for bird watching is the Bonquer Valley. It is a beautiful valley and stretches three kilometers north-east from the Port of Pollenca to the sea at Cala Bonquer. You can take your binoculars to watch the beautiful birds.

Another favorite place for the bird watchers is the Serra de Tramuntana. It is a beautiful mountain range and home to the most beautiful birds in the whole world. It is named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The best site to view the birds of the Serra de Tramuntana is the Lluc Monastery. It is a pilgrimage site in Escorca, North West Mallorca. It is situated at an elevation of 525 meters and is a beautiful place of the mountain range. A large number of beautiful birds live here. You can explore the surrounding routes on foot to discover the incredible landscapes and beautiful birds all around.

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Mallorca for the bird watchers. You can get a chance to view the birds such as Eleanor Hawk, the Balearic Shearwater, the Black Vulture, and many migratory birds.

Book your stay in Mallorca

There are a number of places to choose from. The best is to choose a hotel or an apartment for your visit if you are visiting especially for bird watching. At the hotels and apartments, you can get all the modern amenities that you will desire on the vacations. You can choose an accommodation near the best bird watching locations on the island.