Tour At A Glance

Cost:

1599.00

Deposit:

500.00

Single Room Supplement:

None [Limited number available]

Tour Code:

Leisurely with optional early morning starts.

Group Size:

Seven plus leaders

Scops Owl Audouin's Gull Red-footed Falcon Balearic Shrike European Serin Squacco Heron Zitting Cisticola Purple Swamp-Hen

Mallorca - Balearic House Party!

Date: Returning in 2020
Leaders: Jason Moss

Introduction

 

Balearic Warbler
 
This Mediterranean house party on the Balearic island of Mallorca offers a relaxed pace, excellent birding and a true taste of what this tried and tested birding destination has to offer during the peak of spring migration. Based at a luxurious villa on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Pollenca in northern Mallorca, we not only enjoy the atmosphere of a house party tour, but have our own grounds to explore each day for newly arrived migrants, and of course our own private pool! This tour is designed to operate at a relaxed pace, as we spend our days visiting some of the best birding sites on the island and our evenings enjoying a beer or glass of wine over dinner and checklist! We will dine out locally for some of our evening meals, and we can do some birding around our extensive grounds and private woodland at the start and end of each day! All this to the sound of calling Stone Curlews and European Scops Owl around our gardens! An excellent destination to cut your European birding teeth, the island offers unrivalled opportunities for studying migrant birds, but also has its own list of specialities such as Eleonora’s Falcon, Balearic Warbler, Moltoni's Warbler, Mediterranean Flycatcher [newly split from Spotted]Balearic & Scopoli's Shearwaters, Audouin's Gull, Black Vulture, Moustached Warbler, the Balearic form of Woodchat Shrike and Thekla Lark. Migration on the island is of course weather dependent, but can include some impressive arrivals of European Bee-eaters, hirundines, pipits, wagtails, flycatchers, shrikes and buntings. Raptor passage often includes Booted Eagle, European Honey Buzzard and Red-footed Falcon while European Hoopoe, Eurasian Golden Oriole and European Roller can add a splash of colour.The fantastic Albufera Marsh is a super place to find migrant waterbirds such as Garganey, Collared Pratincole, Marsh Sandpiper and various other waders, but is also a good place to see reintroduced Mediterranean species such as Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Teal and Purple Swamp-Hen. The terrain is mostly easy and you can expect to walk approximately five kilometres per day. You can expect to see approximately 125 species
 
**We will prepare our own breakfasts and packed lunches to take out with us each morning using provisions from local supermarkets. We are sure that you'll enjoy this unique house party style at this stunning location, and we feel it offers a far more enjoyable and relaxing experience than staying in a tourist hotel, as well as more birding opportunities!**
 
 

 

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