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Tucan marsh


20th Aug 2014 I visited btw 7 and 9am. Access was up the previously mentioned track. I found this little site a delight. On the pool on the left I had in excess of 100 Little Egrets along with 2 Purple Swamp Hens, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper and singing Cetti's. The large wetland area on the right was full of birds.  I had 50+ Little Egrets, upto 10 Purple Herons (6 juv), 3 Night Herons, 20+ Grey Herons, Up to 5 Cattle Egrets, 3 Purple Swamp Hen, Green Sand, 3 Common Sand, 4 Black Winged Stilts plus singing Cetti's and a fly over Hoopoe. I actually found this reserve better than S' Albufera purely because it was an unexpected surprise (Neil Carr).


Cuber reservoir


2/1/2011 I saw 4 Alpine Accentor yesterday where the track that leads from the Cuber reservoir reaches the cliffs overlooking Soller. Very confident birds, managed to get really close up. (Estebannic on www.birdforum.net)


4th July 2012 On holiday in Mallorca we visited Cuber Reservoir and walked to summit of L'Ofre. Cracking number and variety of birds for July including a male Rock Thrush near the first telescope (overlooking Soller basin).  Birds of prey very well represented including 7 Black Vultures (2 of which soared very close at eye level whilst on L'Ofre) plus 3 Griffon Vultures. Also 2 Red Kites, 1 Osprey, 1 Booted Eagle, many Eleonora's Falcons (inc 35 together on way back over the Torrent de Pareis) and a Kestrel. Other notable birds included 2 Little Ringed Plovers at the reservoir one of which was a juvenile so breeding possible plus a Blue Rock Thrush, Cirl Buntings, Firecrests etc (Steve Hearn)


Late April 2016 A Moltoni's Warbler singing just to the left of the dam. (Robert McDowell)



Tramuntana mountains


April 2015 The Balearic Warbler site shown on the map of site 2 at birdguides.com seems to have been turned into a vineyard (‘Rod M’)


Palma to Port de Soller


4th Feb 2011 2 Alpine Accentors at site 4 (Mike Montier on www.birdforum.net)


Arta mountains


28 April 2016 The walk at site 3 produced 6 Crossbill and a male Golden Oriole. (Robert McDowell)



Boquer valley


April 2016 At site 2 a pair of Wryneck appeared to be excavating a nest site in a bare-topped Palm to the left of the track. (Robert McDowell)


Albufereta


October 2016 There is now a new tower platform at site 1 (Peter and Judith Harrison)


Albufuera


December 2017 The best area for Marbled Duck proved to be site 9 where I counted up to 23. This area, and site 7 also had flamingoes, as did Albufereta; you don’t need to go to Salobrar de Campos for them. (Daniel Andersson)


Cala de San Vicente


April 2018 This site is worth a visit for the easy Crossbills and Firecrests in pine trees next to the car park as you approach the resort. We quickly had 4 Crossbills and 5 singing Firecrests. The walk towards the mountains beyond the pines offers almost guaranteed Blue Rock Thrush (Daniel Andersson)









 

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