A UNIQUE EVENT FOR BIRDING LOVERS
From October 21st to 23rd, 2016, Majorca turns into a privileged destination for ornithological tourism, thanks to the “I Mallorca Birding Race.” This ornithological marathon is open to international teams and is designed to gather all ornithologists and lovers of birding to such a unique event. In order to participate, you simply need to form a team of 3 to 5 people, register and go birding! You must list all species identified within 24 hours, from 00.00 to 24.00 hours, either visually or by their song, and deliver the results to the organizers. At the end of the marathon, a prize is given to the winning team as well as a diploma to all participants.
Birding in Majorca
Majorca, located in the middle of the West European flyway and characterized by a temperate climate, different natural habitats and an extraordinary rich landscape, welcomes a number of migratory species during the months stretching from autumn to spring.
Easy access from different European countries, its size and the good connections within the island make Majorca a tourist destination especially comfortable for bird lovers and their families, who can enjoy the island’s endless beaches, culture, gastronomy, and other attractions.
- La Serra de Tramuntana
- Vall de Bóquer y la península de Formentor
- Parque Natural de S’Albufera
- La Península de Artà
- El sur de Mallorca
10 target species to discover in Majorca
Cirl bunting (Emberiza cirlus)
Blue rock thrush(Monticola solitarius)
Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae)
Scopoli’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea)
Black vulture(Aegypius monachus)
Balearic shearwater(Puffinus mauretanicus)
Balearic warbler (Sylvia balearica)
Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)
Pink flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
Moltoni’s warbler (Sylvia subalpina)
For a birder accompanied by his or her family, Majorca is the perfect place to observe several endemic or nearly endemic species, rare birds of prey, and Mediterranean birds characterised by colorful plumage, along with migratory birds. Its excellent restaurants, affordable flights and hotels, endless beaches, and wonderful weather to enjoy even in October, makes Mallorca an attractive destination for the whole family.