The Artà Peninsula -
At the foot of Son Morell Itinerary

Starting Point: The junction on the C-712 with the road for the Colonia de Sant Pere (PMV-333-1).

Time: 2-3 hours

Birding Itinerary:

Make discretional birding stops by the roadside wherever the traffic and the road permit. In the fields and bushes there are Short-toed Lark, Cirl Bunting, Hoopoe, Serin, Woodchat Shrike and Sardinian Warbler. Scan the mountain tops and rock faces Fields, mountains, sea and birds in the northern half of the Artà peninsula. for birds of prey, especially Booted Eagle and Peregrine Falcon.

Sardinian Warbler can be found in the fields and bushes
Sardinian Warbler - Photo by Beat Rüegger

Continue on to the Betlem urbanization until you reach an open gateway and a rough track. Park in this area and follow the track on foot, with the mountain slopes on your right Although not as high as the Tramuntana range the mountains of Artà are abrupt and striking. and the sea bay on your left.

A seaview when birding the Artà peninsula. Alcúdia Bay and headland in the background, Dwarf Fan Palm in the foreground.

The scrub in this area Birding the coastal scrub is rewarding: Balearic Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush and migrant songbirds in both spring and autumn. is good for Balearic Warbler while the rock faces are home to Blue Rock Thrush and Raven. If there are signs of migration it is worth prolonging the walk as this area is a good one for migrant passerines. On the sea you may see Audouin's Gull, Shag and Sandwich Tern.