Dragonera island lies west of Mallorca and can only be reached by boat. It was designated as natural park in 1995, and is one of the main sites for seabirds and raptors (it hosts the largest colony of Eleonora’s falcon), as well as for migratory birds.
Main species: Eleonora’s falcon, Peregrine, Audouin’s gull, Scopoli’s and Balearic shearwaters, Mediterranean shag breed or can be seen in the park. Dragonera island is also home to Blue rock thrush, Sardinian and Balearic warbler, and is a major stopover for the migratory birds arriving from or leaving to Africa.
The tour has two parts; a boat tour around the island searching for seabirds and raptors (1.5 hours, weather permitting); a walking tour on the island (approx. 3 hours).
Duration: full day.
Practical recommendations: in spring, autumn and winter bring your raincoat and waterproof walking/trekking shoes. At the end of spring and in summer a hat and sun protection are highly recommended. And of course, do not forget your binoculars and camera. Remember to bring enough water and your lunch.