More than 200 bird species
For nature lovers, Formentera is an island that never fails to surprise.
Its strategic location, between Europe and Africa, right in the middle of one of the world’s main migratory routes, makes the island an important point for European birdlife. The island’s ecosystems also stand out for their uniqueness.
The island is small enough to be traversed from end to end in a single day. However, in order to discover and enjoy the charm of its natural areas, it is necessary to spend at least a full week.
The attractions to be found on the island vary from season to season. Spring, which is a period of very intense activity here, is one of the best times of the year to get to know the island; as are the autumn months, which are also very good for bird-watching, migratory passages greatly increasing the number of species.
The diversity of the fauna and flora of Formentera, strongly influenced by its insularity, and the quality of its habitats, are the reason why a major part of its territory is included in the Natura 2000 Network. Various areas are classified as Special Bird Protection Areas and Sites of Community Interest.
In our birdwatching catalogue you will find details of the observation points. This guide is intended both for expert ornithologists, who want to note down some of the most important species in their field notebooks, and for those for whom birdwatching is just a hobby or who just want to take a pleasant walk in contact with nature.