Mallorca has long been known as one of the best places in the Mediterranean for bird watching, especially in the north close to the resort of Puerto Pollensa (also known as Port de Pollença, Majorca). Twenty years ago it was the number one destination for birding holidays from both the UK and Germany and now in recent years it is established as a top destination again with thousands of visiting birdwatchers.

There are over 300 species recorded with 220 on a regular basis these do include however passing migrants. There also two endemic species being the Balearic Warbler and the Balearic Shearwater but also imagine an island in the spring where hundreds of Eleonoras Falcons arrive with a great selection of herons in the north including both Purple Heron and Squacco as well as Little Bittern. Crossbills and Firecrest are common and in the mountains Blue Rock Thrush and Cirl Buntings. Mallorca has the only island breeding population of Black Vultures in the world and recently has a breeding population of Griffon Vultures.

Without doubt the best place to stay if you are birdwatching or walking is the fantastic Puerto Pollensa (having its own little reserve of La Gola) as well as the now opened visitors centre for bird tourism on the Island. Puerto Pollensa is situated near to the Albufera Marsh, Boquer Valley and Cap de Formentor as well as the now very popular S’Albufereta including the Can Currassa and also ideal for birding in the Tramuntana. There is no doubt the island is at its best during migrating times as birds make their final rest before completing their journey to breeding grounds or wintering grounds. A great site near Puerto Pollensa is the tower at Albercutx where thousands of migrating birds can be seen especially raptors with huge numbers of Honey Buzzards passing through.

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Balearic Warbler

Balearic Warbler © Ian Merrill

Showing the 28 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Majorca - 10th September - 21st September 2009, author Derek Lister (added September 26, 2009)

Mallorca - September 2006, author Ian Worsley (added September 24, 2006)
(Puerto Pollensa)

Mallorca, 1st - 8th June 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Menorca, May 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Mallorca, Spring 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

North-east Mallorca, 8th - 15th June 2004, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Majorca, 26th May - 1st June 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Mallorca, May 8th-15th, 1998, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Mallorca, May 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Mallorca, June 2001, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Menorca trip Report – 9th to 16th May 2015, author Matthew Harrison (added May 29, 2015)

Menorca 2nd - 9th May 2008, author Stephen Foster (added May 22, 2008)
(Red-footed Falcon)

Menorca - 28th April - 5th May 2017 , author Glyn Sellors (link created May 19, 2017)

Majorca, February 2013, author Nick Crouch (added March 26, 2013)
(Port de Pollenca, Balearic Warbler)

Mallorca in a Month: February/March 2015, author Mike Neale (link created March 12, 2015)
(black vultures, balearic warblers, balearic shearwater, )

Northern Mallorca 7-21 May 2005, author Caroline Rigg (added June 8, 2005)
(Port de Pollensa, S'Albufera, Bocquer Valley, Black Vulture, Hoopoe, Audouin's Gull)

Mallorca - 6th to 10th April 2012, author Ian Merrill (added June 30, 2012)
(Balearic Warbler)

Mallorca - May 28th - June 10th 2006, author Nick Moss (added June 25, 2006)

Mallorca - 7th - 14th May 2019, author Glyn Sellors (link created June 24, 2019)
(Stunning images of Moltoni's Warbler, Mediterranean Flycatcher, Sardinian and Balearic Warbler)

Majorca - April 29th - May 6th 2008, author Ken Reeves (added June 16, 2008)

Menorca - 27th June - 4th July 2008, author Nick Smith (link created July 24, 2008)

Menorca, Spain - 16th - 23rd October 2003, author Nick Moss (added July 23, 2006)
(Full island bird tour)

Menorca - July 2006, author Nick Smith (added July 22, 2006)
(Son Parc, Salinas de Montgofre - family holiday but with good pre-breakfast birding)

Mallorca - 2nd - 16th June 2007, author Dylan Wrathall (link created July 10, 2007)
(A fortnight in the sun)

Menorca, Spain - late April and early May 2013, author Tony Benton (added December 30, 2013)
(Rock Thrush, Bee-eaters, abundant Nightingales, Booted Eagles and Red Kites. )

Ibiza, July 5th-12th, 2008, author Chris Goodie (added August 27, 2008)
(Ibiza, Balaeric Islands, Marmora's Warbler, Eleanora's Falcon, Audouin's Gull, Slender-billed Gull)

Mallorca - Puerto Pollensa and area - 11th to 19th February 2010, author Mike Cram (added August 18, 2011)

Mallorca, 21st - 27th March 2005, author Mark Hows (link created April 15, 2005)

Showing the 1 Latest Recent Sightings Posted

Boquer Valley, Marmora's ( Balearic ) Warbler was seen very author Jonathan Williams (added July 4, 2005)