Casa Aguila
S'Albufera, Menorca
Holiday Villa

+44 (0) 1892 852042

Birdwatching

Casa Aguila or "Eagle House" is an ideal holiday location for birdwatchers. 97 species have been recorded from the villa, including 16 birds of prey. Stone curlews have nested within sight of the lounge and are heard every night. Barn owls have nested successfully in one of the villa chimneys most years since 2011, thrilling visitors from April to July.

The owner has been birdwatching in Menorca since 1971 and knows where to go and what to expect - almost anything on migration - experience that will be happily passed on to guests. His commentary is on the English version of the Birds of Menorca DVD, available via www.paleartica.com and he worked on the English version of the award-winning new TV documentary "Evolution in Isolation", about the black lizards on the island of Aire.

Sunrise from the villa

Sunrise in Spring, as seen from Casa Aguila. Nightingales and Turtle doves are singing, Quail and Hoopoes calling - maybe a Golden oriole, the start of another perfect day. Later, Booted eagles, nesting nearby, will be displaying over the Eagle House.

Can you match these stunning Osprey photos taken by Gordon Swift, a past visitor to Casa Aguila?

osprey
osprey

Some other birds common to the area include Black-winged stilt and Sardinian warbler.

Black-winged stilt
Sardinian warbler

Barn owls have nested successfully in one of the villa chimneys most years since 2011, and have starred on Balearic television.

Barn Owl at Villa

Through the owner's contacts in Menorca, latest sightings and regular surveys from the wetlands in the Parc Natural are available.

An excellent local English-speaking guide can be arranged for half-day or full day excursions at reasonable cost.