A Birding Tourist’s Guide to Majorca | By M Rebassa, J Manchado, & C Oriola | Balearics Tourist Authority | 2016 | Edition 3 | Paperback | ISBN 9788461357932
A Birding Tourist’s Guide to Majorca is written by local birders with an in depth knowledge of the best sites for birds in Mallorca, including a number overlooked by the average visitor from abroad. At 128 pages, with full colour throughout, the guide includes excellent GPS referenced maps for 17 sites covering Mallorca’s wide range of habitats, provides detailed information for more than 240 species including all the specialities, has photos of more than 80 species and, just as important, gives addition information vital for the tourist, including some “does and don’ts” and a recognised code of behaviour to make the visit a success. Mallorca has been lacking such a comprehensive up-to-date guide for some time and this publication, in English, makes it accessible to holiday-makers from across Europe and beyond. Not only that, but a Catalan version has also been produced, which will further encourage the growing birding fraternity within the Balearic Islands.
New changes have recently taken place in the island’s avifauna. New species such as Cream-Coloured Courser, American Golden Plover, Caspian Gull, Hume’s Leaf Warbler, Semicollared Flycatcher, Italian Sparrow, Eurasian Bullfinch and Cretzschmar’s Bunting (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.
This is an excellent book slim and portable making it a must for even the most casual birdwatcher visiting the island.
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