WILDLIFE TRAVEL: Mallorca, spring in the western Mediterranean
Between 19th–26th April 2018 we will be co-leading a wildlife tour organized by Wildlife Travel in partnership with Mallorca Natural Tours.
From the peaceful bay of Cala Sant Vicenç on the north coast, we will explore the spectacular limestone mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, visit the main hotspots for migratory birds and visit internationally important wetlands.
We will explore a variety of habitats to enjoy the birds, other wildlife, plants and landscapes and also learn something of the island’s fascinating culture, described as a mix of ’west and east’ due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean. Particular species that we will look for include Black (=Cinereous) vulture and Balearic warbler, and the rare and beautiful Mallorcan marsh orchid,Anacamptis robusta, a plant only found in localised populations. We should see a good number of other animals including Hermann’s tortoise, Lilford’s wall lizard, Algerian hedgehog, geckos, frogs, and many butterflies and dragonflies.
Bird migration will be underway whilst species that breed on the island will be in full breeding plumage. This is an ideal holiday for those who want an introduction to Mediterranean wildlife, or for those who wish to see the species for which Mallorca is famous. It is also a rare opportunity to explore the less well known parts of the island, ‘well off the beaten track’.