Menorca Water Birds

Menorca Water Birds

At each station we visit the busiest and most interesting wetlands: the Albufera des Grau, the saltmarshes of Addaia, the Albufera from Es Mercadal, El Prat de Lluriac, El Prat de Son Bou… Discover with us Menorcas waterfowl in each period of the year: breeding season, wintering and migration.
In the last decade, eight new aquatic species have been detected breeding on the island. If we add the varied visit of migratory waders, herons and ducks, and the wintering of a large number of species, we can say that Menorca has become an ideal place for observation throughout the year of these groups of birds.

Price per person: 40 €
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: Black-necked Grebe, Cormorant, Great White Heron, Spoonbill, Flamingo, Greylag Goose, 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, Common 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.

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

Spring or/and fall migration: Bittern, Squacco Heron, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Black Stork, White Stork, Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Flamingo, Garganey, Hen Harrier, Montagus Harrier, Honey Buzzard, 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.

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.