Birds of Menorca

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The route of this hike depends on the birds each client wants to see. The hike varies depending on the time of year (winter, fall, spring or summer) and selected birds. The up to date knowledge of the birds present in Menorca throughout the year allows us to find the birds quickly and with a high percentage of success. Check the list of birds of Menorca below and let us find the birds you want to see.

Price per person: 80 €
: Menorcan ornithologist guide, binoculars (if lost or forgotten), group telescope, Menorcan picnic and insurance.
Maximum groups
: 6 people (bigger groups, please consult).


List of the most common birds in each season

Winter: Black-necked Grebe, Gannet, Cormorant, Great White Heron, Flamingo, Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Marsh Harrier, Sparrow Hawk, Spooted Crake , Crane, Avocet, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock, Snipe, Great Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Short-eared Owl, Kingfisher, Wryneck, Crag Martin, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Alpine Accentor, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Penduline Tit, Starling, Brambling, Hawfinch, Serin, Siskin, Reed Bunting.

Summer: Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Yelkouan Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Hobby, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Audouin’s Gull, Turtle Dove, Nightjar, Alpine Swift, Pallid Swift, Bee-eater, Short-toed Lark, Tawny Pipit, Nightingale, Great Reed Warbler, Reed Warbler, Spectacled Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher sp. Balearica,  Woodchat Shrike sp. Badius.

Spring or/and fall migration: Bittern, Squacco Heron, Black Stork, White stork, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Garganey, Black Kite, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Short-toed Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Hobby, Lesser Kestrel, Eleonora’s Falcon, Little Crake, Spooted Crake, Crane, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Turnstone, Sanderling, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Stint, Temminck’s Stint, Ruff, Curlew, Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Whiskered Tern,  Roller, Red-rumped Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Black-eared Wheatear, Rock Thrush, Grasshopper Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Wood Warbler, Willow Warbler, Bonelli’s Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Ortolan Bunting.
Most of winter and summer birds can also be seen during the spring and/or fall migration

All year (resident birds): Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Shag, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Shelduck, Gadwall, Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Red Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Water Rail, Purple Gallinule, Stone Curlew, Kentish Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Barn Owl, Scops Owl, Hoopoe, Thekla Lark, Stone Chat, Blue Rock Thrush, Fan-tailed Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Firecrest, Spotless Starling, Corn Bunting.