Birdwatching in Mallorca – especially in the Surroundings of Alcúdia and Campos

September 19 – 26, 2010

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Trip Reports

 

 

   

Species List
Ringed Birds

 
 
Introduction

From September 19 – 26, 2010 I spent 8 days in Mallorca for birdwatching. Accommodated in a hotel in Alcúdia I visited the Parc Natural de s'Albufera, the Reserva Natural de s'Albufereta, the peninsula Formentor, Bóquer Valley, the beach of Port de Pollença, the Salinas de Levante (Salobrar de Campos), and the protected area of Finca Son Real near Ca'n Picafort.

Itinerary
September 19, 2010: Flight with EasyJet from Berlin-Schönefeld to Palma de Mallorca. Arrival at 14:45. Take-over of the prepaid rented car from Goldcar. Drive on Autovia Ma-13 to Alcúdia. Accomodation in the Hotel Alcúdi-Mar for the next 7 nights.
September 20, 2010: From 10:15 until 16:00 birdwatching in the Parc Natural de s'Albufera.
September 21, 2010: From 10:45 until 18:00 birdwatching in the Parc Natural de s'Albufera.
September 22, 2010: Drive from Alcúdia on the roads Ma-2220 and Ma-2202 to the Reserva Natural de s'Albufereta. Approach to the wetland from the road along the western edge of the Reserva. In the afternoon hiking tour into the Reserva on a public way from the Restaurante Ca'n Cuarassa at the road Ma-2220.
September 23, 2010: Drive on the roads Ma-3410, Ma-3340, Ma-3320, Ma-15, Ma-5040, and Ma 6040 via Ca'n Picafort, Santa Margalida, Petra, Vilafranca de Bonany, Porreres, and Campos to the Salinas de Levante (Salobrar de Campos). Birdwatching in the saltworks from 13:30 until 17:30 from the track along the northern edge and the road to Platja des Trenc.
September 24, 2010: Drive from Alcúdia on the roads Ma-2220 and 2210 to the Formentor peninsula. Birdwatching from the vantage point a kilometre 5 of road Ma 2210 and in the surroundings of Cases Velles at kilometre 11. In the afternoon hiking tour in the Bóquer Valley, in the evening birdwatching at the beach of Port de Polença.
September 25, 2010: Drive from Alcúdia on road Ma-12 via Ca'n Picafort to Finca Son Real at kilometre 17,5. Hiking tour across the woodland and along the coastline. In the afternoon once again visit of the Parc Natural de s'Albufera.
September 26, 2010: In the morning drive on the Autovia Ma-13 from Alcúdia to the airport of Palma de Mallorca. Direct flight witn EasyJet to Berlin-Schönefeld. Arrival at 12:45.

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas, in the Species List one finds some photos of birds taken by a Canon EOS 1D Mark III in combination with a telephoto lens Canon EF 600 mm, f/4L IS USM and the Extender EF 2x II.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used
Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book corresponds to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.
Maties Rebassa, Josep Manchado, José Luís Martínez, Sebastià Torrens, Carmen Oriola, A Birding Tourist's Guide to Majorca, Artes Gráficas de Baleares S.L.U., First Edition 2009, ISBN 978-84-613-5793-2
Eddie Watkinson, A Guide to Bird-Watching in Mallorca, 2nd Edition, Published by J. G. Sanders, 1986, ISBN 0 946760 01 2.
Dave Gosney, Finding Birds in Mallorca, Revised Edition, Published by Gostour, 1996, ISBN 1 8981 10 09 3.
Joan Mayol Serra, The Birds of the Balearic Islands, Editorial Moll, Mallorca 1990, ISBN 84-273-0561-3.

Maps for the orientation in the area
Mallorca, scale 1 : 75 000, Kompass Wander-, Radtouren-, Freizeit- und Straßenkarte 230.
Mallorca, scale 1 : 150 000 , World Mapping Project, Reise Know-How Verlag, Bielefeld.


Links to Birding in Mallorca
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/spain_balearic_islands.html


Excursions

19.09.2010, 19:30-19:40
Alcúdia, surroundings of the Hotel Alcúdi-Mar, Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, dusk.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Alcúdi-Mar.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrócorax carbo, Kormoran):
2, flying over marshland.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
100 (at least), flying over marshland to a sleeping place.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
4, swimming on open water in the near-by marshland.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, at the car park.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on the roof of a house.

20.09.2010, 09:50
Alcúdia, surroundings of the Hotel Alcúdi-Mar, Mallorca (Spain)
21 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Hotel Alcúdi-Mar.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, at the car park.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, at the car park.

20.09.2010, 10:15-12:00
Albufera, Parc Natural, Gran Canal, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed along the Main Channel (Gran Canal).
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
5 (at least), roosting on shrubs.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
2, roosting on srubs.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
5 (at least), roosting on trees.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20 (at least), swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
1 female, swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
5, swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
10 (at least), swimming.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
8, flying.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
2, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
8, flying.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
20 (at least), singing in shrubs or in reeds.

IMG 0060
Albufera, Parc Natural, Gran Canal, Mallorca (Spain)
(20.09.2010)

20.09.2010, 12:00-14:00
Albufera, Parque Natural, Hide Es Ras, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast.
From the hide Es Ras, which was errected after my last visit in October 2004, the following bird species were observed on the marshland and the water expanses.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
30 (at least), on wetland.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
250 (at least), roosting on wetland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
50 (at least), on wetland or swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
100 (at least), on wetland or swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying over the reedbeds.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
15, on wetland.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
5, on sands.
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
1, roosting
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
5, on wetland.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
2, in shallow water.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
1, on wetland.

 

P105-0062, P105-0066, and P105-0068
Albufera, Parque Natural, surroundings of Hide Es Ras, Mallorca (Spain)
(20.09.2010)

20.09.2010, 14:00-15:00
Albufera, Parc Natural, Central Bridge, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the Central Bridge on the Main Channel (Gran Canal).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
5 (at least), swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
5 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
5 (at least), swimming.
Crested Coot (Fúlica cristáta, Kammbläßhuhn):
10 (at least), swimming. This species was successfully reintroduced in the last years.

20.09.2010, 15:10-16:00
Albufera, Parc Natural, Bishop Hide 1, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast, raining.
The following bird species were observed from the Bishop Hide 1 on the water expanses or on the marshland.
Little Grebe (Pódiceps ruficóllis, Zwergtaucher):
1, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
14, in shallow water.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
4 (2,2), swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
20, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
41, swimming.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rúfina, Kolbenente):
1 female, swimming.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
2, on the marshland.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
15, on the marshland.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
3, in shallow water.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on the path.

 

P105-0069, P105-0070, and P105-0071
Albufera, Parc Natural, surroundings of Bishop Hide 1, Mallorca (Spain)
(20.09.2010)

21.09.2010, 10:45
Albufera, Parc Natural, Gran Canal, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the walk along the Main Channel (Gran Canal).
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
5 (at least), on shrubs along the channel.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
20 (at least), on trees near the Information Centre.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
5, along the Main Channel.

 

P105-0086 and P105-0088
Albufera, Parc Natural, Gran Canal, Mallorca (Spain)
(21.09.2010)

Olivaceous Warbler (Hippolais pállida, Blaßspötter): 1, in a pine. The bird was identified by a British ornithologist. – First personal observation.
Willow Warbler (Phyllóscopus tróchilus, Fitis):
1, in a pine, a bird with yellowish underparts.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
1, on a pine.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, near the Information Centre.

21.09.2010, 12:15
Albufera, Parc Natural, Central Bridge, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the Central Bridge on the water expanses or in the reedbeds of the Main Channel (Gran Canal).
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2 females, swimming (underparts white).
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
2, swimming.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
1, calling in a reedbed.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
1, swimming.
Crested Coot (Fúlica cristáta, Kammbläßhuhn):
7 (at least), swimming.

 

P105-0092 and P105-0089
Albufera, Parc Natural, surroundings of the Central Bridge, Mallorca (Spain)
(21.09.2010)

21.09.2010, 12:45-16:10
Albufera, Parc Natural, Bishop Hide 1, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from Bishop Hide 1 (Aguait Bishop 1) on the water expanses and the marshland in front of the hide.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
13, in shallow water or on the wetland.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, at the water's edge.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, at the water's edge.
Gadwall (Anas strepéra, Schnatterente):
2, swimming.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
4 females, swimming or roosting.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
3 females, swimming.
Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris, Marmelente):
32, swimming or roosting at the water's edge.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
2 females, flying.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
3, in shallow water or on wetland.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
5 (at least), swimming.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
33, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
3, in shallow water or roosting at the water's edge.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
18, roosting at the water's edge.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
11, in shallow water or roosting.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
3, flying or swimming.

 

P105-0093, P105-0094, and P105-0095
Albufera, Parc Natural, surroundings of Bishop Hide 1, Mallorca (Spain)
(21.09.2010)

21.09.2010, 16:10
Albufera, Parc Natural, Bishop Hide 2, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast, strong rain.
The following bird species were observed from Bishop Hide 2 (Aguait Bishop 2) on the water expanses and the marshland in front of the hide.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
3, in shallow water.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1 female, swimming.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
1 female, roosting.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
1, in shallow water.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
3, in shallow water.

P105-0073
Albufera, Parc Natural, surroundings of Bishop Hide 2, Mallorca (Spain)
(20.09.2010)

21.09.2010, 16:20-16:40
Albufera, Parc Natural, Hide Sa Roca, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the Hide Sa Roca (Aguait de Sa Roca) on the water expanses and the marshland in front of the hide.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
7, on wetland.
Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus, Silberreiher):
1, on wetland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5, on wetland.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
2, on wetland.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
200 (at least), swimming or on wetland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
200 (at least), swimming or on wetland.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
100 (at least), swimming or on wetland.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
15, on wetland.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
4 (at least), on wetland.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
2, on wetland.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
3, in shallow water.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
2, on wetland.

22.09.2010, 10:50-14:00
Albufereta marsh, Mallorca (Spain)
23 – 27 °C, fair.
The Reserva Natural de s'Albufereta (Nature Reserve) was approached on two pathes starting from the road on the western side of the area. The following bird species were observed.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
5, at the water's edge.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
50, among horses on grassland.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
2 female, flying over reedbeds or grassland.
Booted Eagle (Hieráætus pennátus, Zwergadler):
1 (of the light morph), flying. The "landing lamps" were good visible.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
3, 1 on a powerline, 1 on a house, 1 flying..
Quail (Cotúrnix cotúrnix, Wachtel):
1, flying off. Upperside gray-brown.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, in a river bed.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
11, flying.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
8, on a power line.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
4, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
1, flying.
Alpine Swift (Apus melba, Alpensegler):
5 (at least), flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
100 (at least), flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, on a fence.
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis, Cistensänger):
1, on shrubs.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
3, singing
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
2, calling in shrubs.
Weasel (Mustéla nivális, Mauswiesel):
1, crossing the street.

 

 

P105-0141, P105-0142, P105-0147, P105-0148, and P0105-0151
Albufereta marsh, Mallorca (Spain)
(22.09.2010)

22.09.2010, 14:20-15:50
Albufereta marsh, Ca'n Cuarassa, Mallorca (Spain)
27 °C, fair.
The northern part of the Reserva Natural de s'Albufereta was reached from the car park of Restaurante Ca'n Cuarassa at the road Ma-2220 south of Porto Pollença (Puerto Pollensa). The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour into the wetland on an accessible public track.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
15, among sheeps near a farmhouse.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
2, flying over the grassland.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
25, on a power line.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Winchat (Saxícola rubétra, Braunkehlchen):
2, on fences.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1, on a shrub.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
9, on the track. 
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
1, flying.

 

P105-0154 and P105-0155
Albufereta marsh, surroundings of Ca'n Cuarassa, Mallorca (Spain)
(22.09.2010)

23.09.2010, 10:30-11:45
Road Ma-3410, farmland north of Santa Margalida, Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed on farmland 2.5 km north of Santa Margalida at the turn-off of road 3411 to Mäusebussard 1, flying over the farmland.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
2, hovering over farmland.
Stone-Curlew (Búrhinus oedicnémus, Triel):
1, landing on road Ma-3411 and then disappearing on the farmland.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, landing on a conifere.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, near an old farmhouse.

 

P105-0158, P105-0159, and P105-0161
Road Ma-3410, farmland north of Santa Margalida, Mallorca (Spain)
23.09.2010

23.09.2010, 12:15
Road Ma-3340, north of Petra, Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, overcast.
Scops Owl (Otus Scops, Zwergohreule):
1, traffic victim on road Ma-3340 1 kilometre north of Petra.

23.09.2010, 13:15
Road Ma-6040, south of Campos, Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, overcast.
Stone-Curlew (Búrhinus oedicnémus, Triel):
1, traffic victim on road Ma-6040 about 2 km south of Campos.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
1, traffic victim on road Ma-6040 about 2 km south of Campos.

23.09.2010, 13:30-16:20
Salinas de Levante, from the northern track, Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, overcast or fair.
The following bird species were observed from the path along the northern edge of the Salinas de Levante (Salobrar de Campos).
Great Crested Grebe (Pódiceps cristátus, Haubentaucher):
1, swimming.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
4, in shallow water or on wetland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
2, on wetland.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
75, in shallow water of a saltpan.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
12, flying.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
2, swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
3 (1,2), flying.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
3, at the edge of reedbeds.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
3, on sands.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limósa lappónica, Pfuhlschnepfe):
3, in shallow water. The feathers of the back were brown with whitish fringes.
Curlew (Numénius arquáta, Großer Brachvogel):
9, in shallow water or flying.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
7, in shallow water.
Green Sandpiper (Tringa óchropus, Waldwasserläufer):
1, flying off from a puddle.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
31, swimming on shallow water or flying.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
9, on sands or swimming.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
2, flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Stonechat (Saxícola torquáta, Schwarzkehlchen):
1 male, flying-off.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, near houses.

 

 

 

P105-0163, P105-0167, P105-0172, P105-0206, and P105-0215
Salinas de Levante, seen from the northern track, Mallorca (Spain)
(23.09.2010)

23.09.2010, 16:40
Salinas de Levante, from the public track to Trenc, Mallorca (Spain)
29 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed from the public road along the eastern side of the saltwork.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, Rosaflamingo):
8, in shallow water.
Eurasian Avocet (Recurviróstra avosétta, Säbelschnäbler):
1, in shallow water.
Ringed Plover (Charádrius hiatícula, Sandregenpfeifer):
10, on sands.
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
10, on sands.
Little Stint (Calídris minúta, Zwergstrandläufer):
4, in shallow water.
Curlew Sandpiper (Calídris ferrugínea, Sichelstrandläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Dunlin (Calídris alpína, Alpenstrandläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Ruff (Philomáchus pugnax, Kampfläufer):
1, in shallow water.
Redshank (Tringa tótanus, Rotschenkel):
1, in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
3, in shallow water.

24.09.2010, 11:30
Alcúdia, surroundings of the Hotel Alcúdi-Mar, Mallorca (Spain)
23 °C, overcast.
The following bird species were observed from the balcony of my hotel room on the third floor.
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
1 juvenile, flying.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
4, on wetland.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
4, swimming.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying over reedbeds.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering over wetland.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
1, in a reedbed.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
2, swimming.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
20 (at least), flying.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, on a pine.

24.09.2010, 12:30
Formentor, road PM-2210, vantage point at km 5, Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, fair, windy.
The following bird species were observed from the vantage point at kilometre 5 of the road Ma-2210 (former PM-221).
Northern Gannet (Sula bassána, Baßtölpel):
1 adult, flying near the cliffs.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Crag Martin (Ptyonoprógne rupéstris, Felsenschwalbe):
2, flying.

24.09.2010, 13:00-13:30
Formentor, Cases Velles (Casas Veyas), Mallorca (Spain)
25 °C, fair.
Although Cases Velles (Casas Veyas) is an import point for birdwatchers on the Formentor Peninsula, this time the outcome was very low.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
3, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, flying.

24.09.2010, 14:45-17:00
Bóquer Valley, Mallorca (Spain)
22 °C, fair, very strong wind.
From the round-about at kilometre 60 of road Ma-2200 (Urbanización de Bóquer) there is an access to an untarmacked car park, from where the signposted path (Camí a Cala Bóquer) leads to the finca at the entrance to the valley. – The following bird species were observed in the vicinity of the finca. Due to the strong wind in the valley I did not see birds during my hiking tour.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
5, in the surroundings of the finca.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, flying.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5, in the surroundings of the finca.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
2, flying off.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
2, flying.

24.09.2010, 17:15-18:45
Port de Pollença, beach, Mallorca (Spain)
22 °C, fair.
At the beach of Port de Pollença (Puerto de Pollensa) are two stone-barriers in the water. On these barriers regularly roost several water birds. Today the following bird speciese were observed.
Shag (Phalacrócorax aristótelis, Krähenscharbe):
8, roosting on the stone-barrier.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
1, roosting on the stone-barrier.
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibúndus, Lachmöwe):
2, roosting on the stone-barrier.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
5, roosting on the stone-barrier.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
33, roosting on the stone-barrier.
Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicénsis, Brandseeschwalbe):
2, roosting on the stone-barrier.

25.09.2010, 10:50-16:00
Son Real, Finca, Mallorca (Spain)
22 °C, fair.
The Finca Son Real is accessible from road Ma-12. Coming from Ca'n Picafort (Can Picafort) one has to turn left at kilometre 17,5 and drive to the car park near the old farm houses. – The following bird speciese were observed on the finca and the adjacent woodland during a hiking tour along the signposted tracks 2 and 4.
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa, Rothuhn):
1 primary of this species on the track (moulting-feather).
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
7, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
4, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, flying.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
7, calling along the path from the finca to the sea.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling in flight.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
70
, flying over farmland.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
5 (at least), flying.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
1, flying off from an olive tree
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
6 (at least), one on a shrub, 5 in a pine.

25.09.2010, 12:10-13:30
Son Real, coastline, Mallorca (Spain)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the coastal area of the Finca Son Real.
Shag (Phalacrócorax aristótelis, Krähenscharbe):
7, roosting on a small island (S'illot des Porros).
Kentish Plover (Charádrius alexandrínus, Seeregenpfeifer):
50, roosting on the cliffs.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenária ínterpres, Steinwälzer):
1, at the water's edge.
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis, Mittelmeermöwe):
2, roosting on the cliffs.
Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii, Korallenmöwe):
17, roosting on the cliffs.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, on the track along the coastline.

25.09.2010, 16:10-19:05
Albufera, Parc Natural, Gran Canal, Mallorca (Spain)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird speciese were observed on a walk along the main channel (Gran Canal).
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticórax nycticórax, Nachtreiher):
5, in shrubs along the main channel.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, flying.
Cetti´s Warbler (Céttia cetti, Seidensänger):
2, singing.
Sardinian Warbler (Sýlvia melanocéphala, Samtkopfgrasmücke):
1, calling.
House Sparrow (Passer domésticus, Haussperling):
4, flying.

25.09.2010, 16:50-18:30
Albufera, Parc Natural, Hide Sa Roca, Mallorca (Spain)
24 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed on the wetland in front of the hide Sa Roca.
Little Egret (Egrétta garzétta, Seidenreiher):
10 (at least), on the wetland.
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
4, on the wetland.
Cattle Egret (Bubúlcus ibis, Kuhreiher):
1, on the wetland.
Common Teal (Anas crecca, Krickente):
not counted.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
not counted.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeáta, Löffelente):
not counted.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Water-Rail (Rallus aquáticus, Wasserralle):
1 (at least), calling.
Purple Gallinule (Porphýrio porphýrio, Purpurhuhn):
15, on the wetland.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
3 (at least), on the wetland.
Black Coot (Fúlica atra, Bleßralle):
4, swimming.
Black-winged Stilt (Himántopus himántopus, Stelzenläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Common Snipe (Galinágo gallinágo, Bekassine):
1, on the wetland.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erýthropus, Dunkler Wasserläufer):
2, in shallow water.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebulária, Grünschenkel):
2, in shallow water.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacílla flava, Schafstelze):
4, on the wetland.

 
     
 

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