Tour At A Glance

Cost:

1499.00

Deposit:

500.00

Single Room Supplement:

300

Tour Code:

Leisurely with optional early morning starts.

Group Size:

Eight plus leaders

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

Mallorca and Cabrera - Balearic Birding in Spring

Date: 25th April - 2nd May 2020 [FULL]
Leaders: Jason Moss

Introduction

 

 

Balearic Warbler
 

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca has long been one of our most popular holiday destinations, with good reason! Some interesting endemic breeding species and a classic variety of Mediterranean birds, plus exciting migration, all complimented by beautiful scenery, great food and a plesant climate, and you can easily understand why! And our tour keeps getting better, with a fresh itinerary, new destinations and a fantastic new accommodation to enjoy. Jason will be leading you on this tour, and spending much of his time living on the island, he knows better than anyone how to get the most out of your Oriole Birding holiday here!

 

Our new spring migration holiday is based from the superb Son Siurana Agrotourism hotel on a working ecological estate in the north of the island. Aside from the accommodation being absolutely fabulous, the grounds in which we will be staying are excellent for birding, meaning that the birding starts right on our doorstep, be it on a pre-breakfast wander or a walk before dinner! 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, 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 [newly split from the Subalpine Warbler complex], Balearic Flycatcher [newly split from Spotted], Balearic & Scopoli's Shearwaters, Audouin's Gull, Black and Griffon Vulture, Thekla Lark, Moustached Warbler and the Balearic form of Woodchat Shrike. Very special features of this holiday are the visits we make to the islands of Cabrera and Dragonera; both premier sights in Spain for observing migration. We will spend a night on the beautiful Cabrera, allowing us to really soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful archipelago, while also putting us in the best position for observing migration. The islands geographical location means it’s a magnet for migrant birds moving north, while the islands track record for attracting rarities is unparalleled anywhere else in Spain. Dragonera is also famous as a hotspot for migration, and our day trip here will hopefully produce a variety of migrants, while we will also hope to enjoy the breeding Ospreys, Eleonora’s Falcons and both Balearic and Moltoni’s Warblers. The fantastic Albufera Marsh is excellent for its many species of heron, egrets and various waders, and also specialities such as Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Teal, Western Swamphen and Moustached Warbler. The terrain is mostly easy and you can expect to walk approximately five kilometres per day. You can expect to see approximately 120 species

 
 

 

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