Es Prat de Son Bou
The Prat de Son Bou is the second most-important wetland on Menorca and represents a rich biodiversity.
The predomiant wetland plants that you will find there are:
Hikers may follow the GR233
of the Camí de Cavalls
until the interior where this area converts into the Barranc de sa Vall
and is surrounded by the Prat de Son Bou.
Depending on the time of the year, you may be able to observe birds. (There are more than species of 500 water birds)
Some of the winter birds:
Some summer birds::
Some birds migrating in spring or autumn:
Some other places where to watch birds on Menorca:
The roadside towards Cap de Cavalleria
There you might see birds such as the...
The reed-finged bays of Es Grau are an ideal birding site.
Salinas de Montgofre
Cala Tirant offers a series of pools and wetland which are most productive, especially during the winter.
Although the area dries out in late spring and summer, wintering ducks and waders can be seen during the winter.
Please ask for permission to visit these old saltpans located on a private estate.
Saltpans are very suitable for wading birds.
This gorge is home to ...
- Booted eagles
- Egyptian vultures
- Rock thrushes ...
You will probably already be greeted by house sparrows at the airport, but anywhere near human habition you will find ...
- Collared doves
- Grey herons
- Humming-bird hawkmoths
- Lang’s short-tailed blue butterflies
- Meadow browns
- Rock doves
- White wagtails
- Wood pigeons
- Yellow-legged gulls, etc.
You might also wish to visit the ornithological station on the Isla del Aire
Besides, there are companies offering birdwatching tours