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« on: September 22, 2009, 22:25 PM »
Hi we are off to Mallorca in October for 6 days and will be based Puerto Pollensa, now other than the obvious walking which we will be doing, can anyone tell me some good places to go birdwatching  :booklook:. I will only have 1 day probably unless I can get EPNs attention span on our feathery friends to last a little longer.

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 22:34 PM »
Hi Maria,

As coincidence has it a really great place in Majorca just made a listing at Wilside Holidays....

http://www.wildsideholidays.com/search-holidays-by-region-and-category/spain-guided-and-self-led-holidays/balearic-islands/agroturismo-alfatx.html

Perhaps you could send them an email, maybe they can help out with local knowledge for a lot of things...

« Last Edit: September 22, 2009, 22:39 PM by Clive »
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 22:40 PM »
Spooky that thanks Clive I will contact them.

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 00:04 AM »
Greetings María,
Never remember this 'ere great iberianatureforum's policy on plugging books written by forumers, but since having acquired a copy of Teresa Farino and Mike Lockwood's excellent guide to Spain,* I never travel without it :dancing: - without it I wouldn't have made my first-ever tentative guess at the identity of me Egyptian vultures in Menorca :clapping:

Back on topic, if you haven't yet got yer copy:
Sa Dragonera (10 mins ferry from Sant Elm (near Andratx/Palma) "home to important colonies of Eleonora's falcon" and endemic Balearic shearwater, etc. and the nearby La Trapa, a 975 ha ZEPA - more info:gobtrapa@mallorcaweb.net

Serra de Tramuntana - 80km x 15km, of which 48 000 ha are ZEPA, northwestern flank of island (Andratx to Cap Formentor) - "important raptor populations": "home to only island population of black vultures in the world" but there's too many species listed for me include 'em all and I don't know which are of greater or lesser interest.

Specifically in Pollença area, birdwise there's Cap Formentor "cliff-nesting birds and an exceptional locality for migrating raptors and passerines", S'Albufereta, La Victoria, Parc Natural de S'Albufera (2584 ha of ZEPA and a Ramsar site) "undoubtedly the showpiece of nature conservation in Mallorca", 230 bird species (two columns of birds, many of which yours truly has never even heard of** - black-winged and collared pratincoles? - red-rumped swallow?? - penduline tit???) and dunes at Son Real/Sa Canova d'Artà...

**There's-obviously-more-to-this-bird-watching-lark-than-meets-the-eye! regs.,
Technopat

*Travellers' Nature Guide; Spain. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850435-7
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 00:08 AM »
PS.
Just seen from other people's postings that I've missed yer birthday, too - never mind - at your age there's plenty more to come :clapping:

¡Que cumplas muchos más! :sign:
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 09:20 AM »
Mucha gracia TP for the info and birthday wishes, I hadnt seen the birthday posts either  :speechless:

Would love to see the black vultures, Eleonoras falcon and Osperays and anything else. Maybe the new camera lens will keep EPNs attention for more than 1 day as there sounds a lot of birding to do over there. He does have plans to take me on some scary ridges, so who knows maybe I will get stuck up there and sit and watch the birdies instead  :booklook:

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 14:45 PM »
Hello, Maria
I am not familiar that much with Mallorca bird places, but I am sure that they are not that much. In fact Mallorca is amazing place for visitations only. To grab the world there is very easy, especially if you have good accommodation. I can tell you for Barcelona that there are plenty nice located apartments. Check for example the vacation rental in Barcelona. It might give a good view from the balcony close to the see. I have been there several times and I have to say that from the short term rentals Barcelona you will have amazing view and will see lots of birds.
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