- My main objective, bird wise, was to try to find Balearic Warbler, which was a lifer for me. Though I anticipated that it could be difficult to find the species in October, this turned out not to be the case...Henk Hendricks reports.
- You can never get tired of Majorca, its rich and varied habitats offer the chance to see many species of birds. For the second year running we returned travelling in the Autumn, a little earlier this year...Derek Lister reports.
- The viewpoint to the Sa Colabra part of the coast on the main Sollar-Pollencia road proved very rewarding. As the temperature rose, so appeared the raptors, Black Vultures soared constantly, with five in the air at once, they were joined by three Eleonora’s Falcons,and Booted Eagle...Derek Lister reports.
Mallorca & Islas Cólumbrétes,
- This was basically a family-holiday, with limited birdwatching. My aim was not to amass as many species as possible, but to concentrate on a few endemic (sub)species, especially Balearic Warbler, balearica Crossbill and balearica Spotted Flycatcher, both potential splits...E.J. Alblas reports.
- A walk to the resort itself, was about 1km long, along a paved sea road from which I saw many Shags. Yellow Legged Gulls and amazingly many tame Audoins Gull...Gareth Jones reports.
- 13 birders from Burbage Bird Club in Leicestershire stayed in Puerto Pollensa at the Pollensa Park Hotel for 7 nights. The weather was sunny and warm throughout. The roads were quiet the hotel superb and the birding excellent...Ken Reeves reports.
- Due to having to go in half term this trip to Mallorca was
outside the peak spring passage time. Details of the species
likely to be of interest to British birders are included, in
total 80 species were logged....Stephen Dunstan reports.
- We headed for an afternoon visit to the Albufera.
In five hours birding this site we saw 60 species, highlights
being introduced Red Knobbed Coot and Purple Swamp Hen, a brief
Little Bittern, pair of Slender Billed Gulls and two Whiskered
Terns. An array of Herons, Egrets and Waders were also seen....Andy
- This was our first trip to Mallorca and found
it to be a really very stimulating place, the bird variety is
very good and the scenery spectacular. We booked through First
Choice, a relatively short flight of 4 hours, the transfer through
the airport and on to the coach was very efficient and the time
from airport to hotel was about 1 hour.....Robin Hadley
- Our main target were three species that would
be new to both of us: Eleonora's Falcon, Marmora's Warbler and
Moustached Warbler. We succeeded in finding all these birds. Furthermore,
in just 2 and a half days, we managed to get 78 species, which
was well above expectations....Gonçalo Elias
~ the quiet side
- On our first field day we visit the Albufera
wetlands. En route, early birds include smart Red-crested Pochard
and Audouin's Gull with a very handsome Woodchat Shrike, perching
for all to admire in the scope. At the entrance to the Albufera
reserve, we pause at the heronry to compare Little and Cattle
Egrets, resplendent in elegant breeding plumes...Christopher
- The top birding site in Mallorca, according
to the books. It should be renamed Coot City. The first visit
produced hundreds of Coots and a few herons - Grey, Purple and
Squacco. Egret - Cattle, Little and Great White, and Purple Gallinule
all seen from the CIM Hide...John Kirby reports
- As most of the best birding sites are located
in the north of the Island, it makes sense to be based in either
Pt. Pollenca or Alcudia in the north. This allows
all of the sites to be easily visited with minimal driving. When
staying in one of the above mentioned towns, the Boquer Valley,
Albufereta and S'Albufera can all be visited either on foot, by
bike or public transport, if you do not wish to hire a car for
the full duration of the trip...Morten Bentzon Hansen reports
- A two week family holiday in Northern Mallorca
between May 11th and 25th 2000. We were
based in a villa 1km west of Pollenca booked through OSL in the
UK. Although a family holiday, the proximity of excellent birding
sites enabled me to undertake a considerable amount of birding.
A car was hired for the full two weeks but only sites in the North
and West were birded...Wilton Farrelly reports
- Mallorca is an excellent destination for
a birding holiday. During our week we totalled a respectable 122
species which included all of the islands specialities...Site
descriptions and full bird list...Andy Wraithmell & Gary
- We visited the Cuber reservoir
just at the foot of the Puig Major. Eight species of raptor were
the result: Osprey , Honey Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Egyptian Vulture,
at least seven Black Vultures, a Griffon Vulture, a Marsh Harrier
and a Kestrel... Belgian birder Dirk Raes reports
- At the base of the Boquer Valley
I started to see lots of birds including the first of many Stonechats,
Sardinian Warblers, a Hoopoe and a Wryneck. I really didn't know
which way to look first. The Wryneck showed for only a frustratingly
brief moment...Mike King reports.
- This report
covers the period 24th May to 7th June 1997.
It was a family holiday, based at Cala D'or in the south east
of the island....Colin Davies reports
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