Wetlands of Menorca

Wetlands of Menorca

The route of this tour varies depending on the time of year (winter, fall, spring or summer) and the temporary presence of birds, especially during migration steps. The current knowledge of waterfowl present on the island throughout the year allows us to change the course with the intention of bringing our customers to the major ornithological jewels of Menorca.

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, Cormorant, Great White Heron, Flamingo, Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Marsh Harrier, Spooted Crake, Crane, Avocet, Golden plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Woodcock, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Kingfisher, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Bluethroat, Penduline Tit, Reed Bunting.

Summer: Night Heron, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Audouin’s Gull, Bee-eater, Great Reed Warbler, Reed Warbler.

Spring or/and fall migration: Bittern, Squacco Heron, Black Stork, White Stork, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Garganey, Hen Harrier, Montagus Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Short-toed Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Lesser Kestrel, Eleonora’s Falcon, Spooted Crake, Little Crake, Baillon’s 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,  Red-rumped Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Melodious Warbler , Icterine Warbler.

All year (resident birds): Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Shag, Squacco heron, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Shelduck, Gadwall, Mallard, Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Red Kite, Egyptian Vulture, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Coot, Moorhen, Water Rail, Purple Gallinule, Kentish Plover, Yellow-legged Gull, Fan-tailed Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler, Moustached Warbler.

Most of winter and summer birds can also be seen during the spring and/or fall migration. It is also possible to watch other species not strictly associated with wetlands).