Menorca Seabirds

Menorca Seabirds

Shearwaters belong to pelagic birds, characterized by spending much of the year at sea without touching land. Only turning to it in the breeding season, which varies depending on the species. In this period, they tend to spend the day at sea searching for food, to return in the evening to the breeding area.
On trip in the evening we will visit one of the meeting points of the shearwaters before heading to the breeding areas. We will also visit the area to observe other birds native to these habitats as the Tawny Pipit, the Dartford Warbler, the Egyptian Vulture or the Thekla Lark.

Price per person: 50 €
Includes: Menorcan ornithologist guide (expert in birds and nature of Menorca), binoculars (if needed), group telescope and insurance.
Maximum Groups: 6 people (bigger groups please consult).

List of the most common birds in each season

Winter: Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Shearwater, Gannet, Cormorant, Little Egret, Red-breasted Merganser, Hen Harrier, Golden Plover, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Great Skua, Audouin’s Gull, Sandwich Stern, Short-eared owl, Grey Wagtail, Alpine Accentor, Black Redstart, Starling.

Summer: Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Audouin’s Gull, Turtle Dove, Nightjar, Swift, Pallid Swift, Bee-eater, Short-toed Lark, Tawny Pipit, Spectacled Warbler, Woodchat Shrike sp. Badius.

All year (resident birds): Shag, Cattle Egret, Egyptian Vulture, Red Kite, Booted Eagle, Peregrine, Kestrel, Stone Curlew, Yellow-legged gull, Barn Owl, Scops owl, Hoopoe, Thekla Lark, Stonechat, Blue Rock Thrush, Fan-tailed Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Sardinian Warbler.

Spring or/and fall migration: Black Stork, White Stork, Black Kite, Montagus Harrier, Hen Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Short-toed Eagle, Eleonora’s Falcon, Crane, Roller, Yellow Wagtail, Black-eared Wheatear, Wheatear, Red Rock Thrush, Whitethroat, Subalpine Warbler, Golden Oriole.

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.