Early-bird Birdwatching Excursions on Mallorca

Combine your holiday on Mallorca with some really varied, interesting and enjoyable birding. Choose a day out from one of the three proposed itineraries led by an excellent Mallorca-based guide with unbeatable local knowledge and many years bird-guiding experience. Or perhaps let your guide advise you on the most productive route for your particular visit. Either way, you will be picked up at your hotel in the morning and then treated to about 6 hours of birdwatching on Mallorca – an island which has wetlands, mountains, coastline, fields and plains, olive groves, scrubland and plenty of interesting birds to discover.

Combine your holiday on Mallorca with some really varied, interesting and enjoyable birding. Choose a day out from one of the three proposed itineraries led by an excellent Mallorca-based guide with unbeatable local knowledge and many years bird-guiding experience. Or perhaps let your guide advise you on the most productive route for your particular visit. Either way, you will be picked up at your hotel in the morning and then treated to about 6 hours of birdwatching on Mallorca – an island which has wetlands, mountains, coastline, fields and plains, olive groves, scrubland and plenty of interesting birds to discover.

Combine your holiday on Mallorca with some really varied, interesting and enjoyable birding. Choose a day out from one of the three proposed itineraries led by an excellent Mallorca-based guide with unbeatable local knowledge and many years bird-guiding experience. Or perhaps let your guide advise you on the most productive route for your particular visit. Either way, you will be picked up at your hotel in the morning and then treated to about 6 hours of birdwatching on Mallorca – an island which has wetlands, mountains, coastline, fields and plains, olive groves, scrubland and plenty of interesting birds to discover.

Your Mallorca birding guide will pick you up at your hotel between 7am and 7:30am. Then the guide will drive you in a private vehicle to the starting point of your selected itinerary, or else agree on an alternative after consulting his/her best recommendations for the day. The guide will have bottled water and snacks available in the vehicle, a spotting scope, and, by prior arrangement, spare binoculars can be provided for the day with no extra charge.
High on the sights of many visiting birders are island near-endemics or regional specialities such as Balearic Warbler, Moltoni’s Warbler, Balearic Shearwater,Scopoli’s Shearwater and the striking Eleonara’s Falcon.  But there’s a lot more: shoreline and wetland birds include species such as Audouin’s Gull,  the rare Marbled Teal and Red-knobbed Coot, Western Swamphen, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Greater Flamingo, and Kentish Plover; reedbeds hold Moustached Warbler, Great Reed Warbler and Bluethroat in the non-breeding season; birds of prey include Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Booted Eagle, Red Kite, Montagu’s Harrier, and Lesser Kestrel; and spread around the island are many treasure troves where your guide will know how to dig into and pull out birds such as European Bee-eater, Firecrest, Stone Curlew, Woodchat Shrike, Blue Rock Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Scop’s Owl, Thekla Lark and others. 
Of course, not all of the above species can be seen on a single day and at any one time of year, that is why your guide is friendly, approachable and communicative – he/she is well aware that part of the job is to consult your wishes and expectations and to assess you on how best to adjust them to reality.
After about 6 hours of guided birding around the surprisingly rich and varied landscapes of Mallorca your guide will drop you off at your hotel. By then you should have seen a rich array of birds and enjoyed a great day out, the only trouble is that such things are addictive, so you may be left wanting more!