S’Albufereta Nature Reserve

This reserve can be found just a short drive from Puerto Pollensa on the coastal road to Alcudia. The reserve consists of a stretch of beach on the left with the main entrance on the right which leads to a mixed habitat of both fresh and salt water lagoons in addition to scrubland and pines.

Although the main part of the reserve is to the right the beach holds breeding Kentish Plover and Little Ringed Plover. During migration the area attracts a wide variety of passerines such as Flycatchers, Redstarts and Blue Headed Wagtails. Additionally you will find numerous warblers and also Nightingales. Honey Buzzards and Montagu’s Falcons together with other migrating birds of prey are regular visitors and on occasion you may see the Red Footed Falcon.

During the summer, in addition breeding birds such as Black-winged Stilts and Cetti Warblers there are also plenty of swallows and swifts which attract hunting Eleonora’s Falcons particularly around dawn.

Passing the reserve entrance takes you to some farm land with overhead power lines lines where Bee Eaters, Woodchat Shrikes, Crossbills, Serin and Acorn Buntings can be found.

Grade of difficulty: 1

Toilet facilities are not available

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Travel Tip

If staying in either Puerto Pollensa or Alcudia it is easy to catch one of the red and yellow TIB buses (352/353 ) which run frequently between Puerto Pollensa and Can Piquafort . The ideal bus stop is a short walk from the Reserve and located outside the Kite and Surf shop. Bus timetables are displayed at the bus stop.

Images from S’Albufereta Nature Reserve

Key Birds that can be found at S’Albufereta Nature Reserve

Additional birds that can be found here

  • Night Heron
  • Little Egret
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Marsh Harrier
  • Kentish Plover
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Stone Curlew
  • Cetti’s Warber
  • Woodchat Shrike
  • Nightingale
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Spotted flycatcher


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