Son Bou is very unique in the context of Menorca, since the wet area is bounded by the longest beach of the island with its 2,500 m and the system of dunes parallel to the coastline. El Prat de Son Bou has an area of one hundred acres covered with reeds and cattails. Receive freshwater adjacent ravines.
Son Bou is a vast mosaic of habitats, shelter for a vast number of birds as diverse as the Little Bittern, the Purple Gallinule, the Egyptian Vulture, the Little Ringed Plover, Bee-eaters, the Crag Marin or the Moustached Warbler.
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, Shag, Shoveler, Teal, Marsh Harrier, Spooted Crake, Water Rail, Purple gallinule, Lapwing, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Black-headed Gull, Sandwich Stern, Kingfisher, Wryneck, Crag Martin, Water Pipit, Grey Wagtail, Bluethroat, Black Redstart, Penduline Tit, Starling, Reed Bunting.
Summer: Night Heron, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Audouin’s Gull, Nightjar, Bee-eater, Tawny Pipit, Nightingale, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Woodchat Shrike sp. Badius.
All year (resident birds): Little Grebe, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Grey heron, Mallard, Osprey, Red Kite, Egyptian vulture, Peregrine, Booted Eagle, Water rail, Purple gallinule, Hoopoe, Cetti’s Warbler, Fan-tailed Warbler, Sardinian Warbler.
Spring or/and fall migration: Bittern, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Garganey, Hen Harrier, Montagus Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Eleonora’s Falcon, Little Crake, Crane, Avocet, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Little Stint, Sanderling, Temminck’s Stint, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Whiskered Tern, Red-rumped Swallow, Whinchat, Grasshopper 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.