S'Albufera Wetlands is a large, world-famous nature reserve, which attracts many species of bird - and bird watchers!
This is a very large area of natural beauty, covering some 1700 hectares of land on the outskirts of Alcudia, and it is absolutely packed with wildlife.
Bird species you may see at the Albufera Nature Park include: Shag, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Shelduck, Red-crested Pochard, Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Eleonora's Falcon, Crested Coot, Purple Gallinule, Stone Curlew, Collared Pratincole, Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Temminck's Stint, Marsh Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Audouin's Gull, Gull-billed Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, White-winged Tern, Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Red-rumped Swallow, Short-toed Lark, Yellow Wagtail, Bluethroat, Cetti's Warbler, Fan-tailed Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Penduline Tit, Woodchat Shrike, Marbled duck.
This is also a great place for spotting other wildlife such as fish and terrapins, and butterflies.
S'Albufera Wetlands Nature Reserve is considered the most important wetland area in the Balearic Islands. There are a large number of different plant species to be found at the park, including grasses and reeds.
Open from 9.00am daily, entry into the reserve is free, however you must collect a visitor pass from the information centre at the entrance. There is a small car park and toilet facilities close the entrance. The park closes at 5.00pm from October to March, and at 6pm April through September.