A Birding Tourist's Guide to Majorca
2nd Edition (enhanced and updated)
Towards the end of 2008, with the First Edition of this book already at the printers,
an impressive group of about a hundred Griffon Vultures suddenly appeared in Majorca, carried here on strong westerly winds from
the Iberian Peninsula. In 2012, for the first time in history, the Griffon Vulture nested on the island. Currently, as well as
the Griffon Vulture and other birds of prey, Bonelli’s Eagle can also be seen, another species which was also not included in the
first edition of the Guide as it was re-introduced here at a later date.
Other changes have also recently taken place in the island’s avifauna. New species such as Ficedula semitorquata, Emberiza caesia
and Larus cachinnans (some of which had not previously been cited anywhere in Spain, which reinforces the concept of the great
importance of Majorca for the observation of rare species), as well as other birds, have changed their status. This is the case,
for example, of the robin, previously only an over-wintering species but which has recently colonised Majorca as a breeding species.
In this Second Edition of the Guide all these, as well as other recent changes, are reflected. The opportunity has also been taken
to update and improve the maps and itineraries, as well as including (26) new photographs of Majorcan geography and bird life.
The result is an enhanced edition, which while conserving the initial format and number of pages,
now presents both updated and more complete information.
The First Edition of the Guide sold out in just under 3 years (with sales of almost 4,000 copies)
and received very good critical acclaim from both readers and specialised bodies. This fills us with satisfaction and encourages
us to continue improving this work. We hope that this Second Edition of “A Tourist Guide to Bird Watching in Majorca” will continue
to be equally useful and interesting to all those who consult it during their ornithological visits to an island which, in spite of
being so well-known and frequently visited, never ceases to provide agreeable surprises.
Birding Tourist's Guide to Majorca, produced by local experts, goes a
long way towards plugging a current hole because it provides the ever
growing band of birdwatching enthusiasts - not just holiday-makers from
Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Holland and elsewhere but also local
birders and those from mainland Spain - with guidance on how to make
the most of their birdwatching in Majorca. Written to a rigorous
standard of accuracy, the Guide details what birds can be seen on the
island and the best localities in which to seek them out. In short, the
Authors: Maties Rebassa, Josep Manchado, Sebastià Torrens i Mª Carmen Oriola
The new books with the Eleonora's falcon on the cover and a nicer design
For each of the 17 sites you can find all this information: general description, clear and easy to follow area map, four seasons info, more interesting species list, useful recommendations and photos