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Balearic Islands


In the north-east of Mallorca and close to Puerto Pollensa, the Ternelles Valley is an excellent site for a wide range of breeding species including many Mediterranean specialities.

Although access to this popular site has become somewhat restricted in recent years there is still much of interest to be see in the open fields, groves and woodlands.


Notable Species

The wooded areas have Common Crossbill and Common Firecrest and more widespread species such as Eurasian Wren and Eurasian Blackbird that on Mallorca can be very shy and elusive.

The Castel del Rey further up the valley provides stunning views and birds such as Eurasian Black Vulture, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Eleonora's Falcon and Booted Eagle can be seen from it. Other birds in these higher areas include Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Alpine Swift and Northern Raven.


Birds you can see here include:

Eurasian Black Vulture, Booted Eagle, Osprey, Common Kestrel, Eleonora's Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Common Woodpigeon, Alpine Swift, Eurasian Crag Martin, Common Wren, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Eurasian Blackbird, Sardinian Warbler, Garden Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Firecrest, Great Tit, Northern Raven, Chaffinch, European Greenfinch, Common Crossbill

Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

The Ternelles Valley is signposted from the village of Pollensa inland from Puerto Pollensa where most birding visitors to Mallorca stay.

Contact Details

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External Links

Birdwatching in Majorca

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Content and images originally posted by Steve


Alf King's review

Access to the valley was only permitted on Saturdays and has now been closed entirely, without exception.

Another excellent Mallorcan birding site disappears to be added to Albercucx Farm and Casas Veyas, victims of the influx of wealthy foreigners to the island. Cons

  • Inaccessible