Mallorca provides the best of the western Mediterranean's Spring migration magic and we will be visiting this beautiful island at the peak migration period, enjoying the fantastic weather, scenery and food that the region is famous for. Our one-centre holiday will be based at a lovely villa and is situated in a prime location to search for key species such as Black Vulture, Eleonora's Falcon, Balearic, Moltoni's and Moustached Warblers and the majestic Audouin's Gull, as well as a long list of northbound migrants that stop off to feed and rest up before continuing their journey. Our villa provides easy access to the main birding sites of S'Albufera National Park, Formentor Peninsula, Cuber Reservoir and a variety of other mountain, marshland and coastal migration hotspots, as well as visiting Spains answer to Fair Isle - the island of Cabrera. Amongst some superb possibilities we will also be searching for Balearic Woodchat Shrike, Balearic Spotted Flycatcher, Balearic Crossbill, crakes, shearwaters, warblers, and more! At this time of year virtually anything can happen!
This is the classic Mediterranean birding destination with fig groves reverberating to the sound of Common Nightingale song, splashes of colour from European Bee-eaters and Eurasian Hoopoes flashing across the country lanes, Booted Eagles and European Honey Buzzards streaming overhead in good numbers, a sprinkling of rarities and ending each day with a glass of wine or a cold beer at the villa listening to European Scops-Owls calling from the surrounding orchard. Our aim is to keep this as relaxed as possibile, with options for relaxing at the villa, combined with gentle walks and plenty of time to actually watch birds without racing around. It's going to be a great, fun time in the sun!