Spring migration in the Isla del Aire

Spring migration
in the Isla del Aire

The Isla del Aire or Illa de l’Aire as Menorcans know her, is a small island of 34 hectares located to the south east of Menorca, specifically in front of Punta Prima. Sparse vegetation, home to a large population of Balearic lizard, commonly known as the black lizard Podarcis lilfordi lilfordi. Seabirds such as gulls, cormorants, shearwaters and some waders, find here their ideal spot. During the migratory passage, a multitude of birds resting on the few shadows of the island, safe from predators. There are many species that use this route on their journey from Africa to Europe. A show available to a very few.

Bookings available for spring 2015.

Choose your day between April 1 and May 15 and get in touch with us.

Price per person: 75 €
Includes
: Menorcan ornithologist guide, travel by boat to the Isla del Aire, binoculars (if lost or forgotten), group telescope, noon meal and insurance.
Maximum groups
: 8 people (bigger groups, please consult).
 

Most representative bird list

Breeding Birds: Shag, Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Yelkouan Shearwater, Peregrine, Kentish Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Audouin’s Gull, Pallid Swift, Blue Rock Thrush, Sardinian Warbler, Stonechat, Linnet.

Migrant Birds: Little Bittern, Night Heron, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Oystercatcher, Black-winged Stilt, Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Whimbrel, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Great Skua, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Little Tern, Whiskered Tern, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Nightjar, Bee-eater, Roller, Hoopoe, Short-toed Lark, Nightingale, Tawny pipit, Tree Pipit, Meadow Pipit, Yellow Wagtail,  Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Dunnock, Robin, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Redstart, Whinchat, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel, Great Reed Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Melodious Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Olivaceus Warbler, Marmora’s Warbler, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Lesser Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Bonelli’s Warbler, Willow Warbler, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike, Ortolan Bunting.