Both the Mallorca resorts of Pollenca and of Formentor provide excellent opportunities to observe our winged friends. Stay at Portblue Club Pollentia Resort and Spa or Formentor – A Royal Hideaway Hotel for a ornithological holiday on your doorstep.
Birdwatching in Pollenca
Pollenca is home to an array of rare birds that aren’t commonly seen anywhere else in Europe. Have your binoculars at the ready to spot an Eleonora’s Falcon, the Black Vulture, the Moustached Warbler or even an Andouin’s Gull.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, this Mallorca resort is also a popular stop-off for migrating birds. For the best view of these birds, head over to the Boquer Valley. There are several lovely walks along the coast and through the mountains where you can spot a variety of species, including Scops Owls, Night Herons and Bee-eaters.
Where to Stay
For direct access to both the dry and wetlands, staying at a Mallorca resort in the Bay of Pollenca is the easiest thing to do. Club Pollentia boasts comfortable rooms with a balcony overlooking the hotel gardens. They are also equipped with air-conditioning and hairdryers. There is a large outdoor pool, as well as an excellent adult-exclusive spa facility. Buffet breakfasts and dinners are served at the hotel restaurant.
Bordering S’Albufera Nature Park
Pollenca doesn’t just attract migratory birds. Thanks to its extensive wetlands, it’s also home to an array of wading birds. The S’Albufera Natural Park is arguably the largest and most highly-populated wetland of any Mediterranean island. Within its pools, wet grazing meadows and reedbeds, you’ll see purple Gallinules and Shelducks, Garganey and Curlew Sandpipers, as well as close to 50 other species.
Get Ornithological in Formentor
About Cap Formentor
If you’re birdwatching in Mallorca, going to the Formentor peninsula is a must. It’s often considered the best area to spot migratory raptors in Spring. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it combines inland and coastal habitats to create an environment that is attractive to a diverse range of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for Peregrines, Crag Martins, Red Crossbills, Balearic Shearwaters and many more. March to April is prime migration season, at which time hundreds of Honey buzzards, Black kites and Booted eagles can be spotted arriving or leaving the island.
Stay at Formentor – A Royal Hideaway Hotel
The Formentor Hotel is another great Mallorca resort property for birdwatchers. The area surrounding the hotel consists of stunning forests and hills, the ideal place for a nature-spotting walk. There are comfortable double rooms as well as suites, which are beautifully furnished and comprise of a bedroom, bathroom and sitting room, while bathrobes, slippers and tea & coffee are complimentary. Located on the coast, it provides direct access to a sandy beach with sunbeds and parasols.