The Albufereta Nature Reserve is a special environmentally protected wetland area in Pollensa.
Not to be confused with the much larger S'Albufera wetlands near Alcudia / Playa de Muro, this area in Pollensa is popular with bird watchers and nature lovers. The Reserve has woodlands, fields, orchards, lakes and reed beds which attract many species of bird to the area to nest.
Albufereta Nature Reserve is mainly privately owned however there are some footpaths - you are requested to stay on the paths, respect private property and keep dogs on a leash. It is possible to view much of the habitat and wildlife from the surrounding area.
Species you may see here include:
Shag, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Night Heron, Greater Flamingo, Marsh Harrier, Montagu's Harrier, Osprey, Eleonora's Falcon, Red-footed Falcon, Purple Gallinule, Collared Pratincole, Audouin's Gull, Sandwich Tern, Whiskered Tern, Black Tern, White-winged Tern, Red-legged Partridge, Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Nightingale, Bluethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Moustached Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike, Tree Sparrow, Serin, Redstart, Whinchat, Red-crested Pochard, Fan-tailed Warbler, Pipit, Wheatear, Corn Bunting, Black-winged Stilt,.
For more information, and a guide to the best spotting spots, visit www.birdinginspain.com for detailed directions and tips for seeing the birds at Albufereta Nature Park.