Are you looking to combine a Mediterranean holiday with a passion for bird watching? Mallorca is just the right place for you. With hundreds of species of birds which visit the island annually on their migration route, it is considered one of the most diverse avian habitats in the entire Mediterranean. While other islands here are usually rocky, barren and sparsely forested, Mallorca has the ideal amount of vegetation and other natural assets which make it extremely attractive to birds. The key to every bird watcher's success is setting out from the right spot. Here are two hotels whose locations offer you perfect opportunities to spot a variety of feathery creatures. |
Situated between Port Pollença and s’Albufera Natural Park, this hotel lies on a heavy-traffic route for feathery fliers, so you should keep your eyes peeled for the most bizarre of them. Take a serene stroll along the coast, and you will invariably chance upon scores of species. The s’Albufera Natural Park offers an even greater diversity of water-loving birds due to its variety of convenient habitats. The marshlands, pools and channels found here provide enough feeding and shelter opportunities to suit every winged taste. Around them you could spot Audouin's gulls, ospreys, black vultures, bee-eaters, Eleonora's falcons, night herons, Scops owls, hoopoes, egrets, warblers and many, many more.
Formentor – A Royal Hideaway Hotel
Lying on the natural gateway to the Formentor Peninsula, this eponymous hotel is centre stage for a wide diversity of wildlife. The transition from the gentle slopes of Port Pollença to the jagged outcrops of the Formentor Peninsula is often shocking. These rocks serve as temporary home to a variety of migrant birds of prey. If you choose to stay at this hotel in the spring, you are in for a lot of awe-inspiring sights: whenever you look at the sky you are likely to see large billowing flocks of birds, rallying up their forces for the next stage of their migration. Among the actors in this dramatic performance are wrens, ravens, Blue Rock thrushes, crag martin, Eleonora’s falcons, Balearic warblers, peregrines, red crossbills, firecrests, ospreys, Audouin’s gulls, Mediterranean shags and countless other species. The peninsula is also a great place to have a walk to admire all types of nature. Its scenic shapes and forms have inspired many a poet, writer and artist to create pure works of wonder and admiration.
How to Get There
Flights from London to Palma take less than two and a half hours. Once safely on the ground at Palma de Mallorca airport, taxi services can be hired to transport you directly to your destination. I recommend that you pre-book your airport transfer in order to guarantee a safe and comfortable transit.
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