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Salinas de Montgofre

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Balearic Islands, Spain

Photo by Keith DickinsonLooking across the salinas.
Photo by Keith Dickinson
Looking across the salinas.

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[edit] Overview

These disused salt pans can be very attractive to waders in the right season and totally devoid of birds in the wrong. There are two main areas of salt pans situated at the southern end of the Addia inlet, the area was once a private estate but since the late 90's there is a public bridleway through the area. The approach from the Me-7 can give good views of raptors. There are small tamarisk groves as well as some small areas of reeds.

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Birds you can see here include:

Mallard, Little Egret, Purple Heron, Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt, Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Wood Pigeon, European Turtle Dove, Common Swift, Eurasian Hoopoe, European Bee-eater, Tawny Pipit, Common Nightingale, Woodchat Shrike, Blue Tit, Great Tit

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[edit] History and Use

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[edit] Access and Facilities

The area can be accessed from the Me-7 by taking the Cap Favaritx road, approx 10 kilometres North of Mao (Mahon). The turn off for the salinas is roughly 2 kilometres along this road on the left, no named signage but there is a no through road sign (some maps show a road through to Addia here - there isn't one). The turn off is almost directly opposite the entrance to a large farm. Park at the gates to the estate and follow the 'Cami De Cavalls' signs into the estate. Keep to the footpaths On foot the area can be accessed from Addia via the Carrer Fontanelles and the Cami De Cavalls bridleway. The bridleway entrance can be found at the end of the Carrer and by following bridleway downhill you will reach the Addia inlet and then the salinas area.

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[edit] External Links

Salinas de Montgofre on Googlemaps

[edit] References

  • A Birdwatching Guide to Menorca, Ibiza & Formentera by Graham Hearl
  • Travellers Menorca by Lindsay Bennett,,
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