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Balearic Islands, Spain


To the west of Cala Morell on Menorca's north coast is Punta de s'Escullar, a barren rocky headland with one of the largest Cory's Shearwater colonies in the Western Mediterranean.


Notable Species

Also to be seen over the sea are smaller numbers of Balearic Shearwater, Yellow-legged Gull and Mediterranean Shagand the cliffs have Pallid Swift, Eurasian Crag Martin and Blue Rock Thrush.

In the scrub and open stony areas there are Spectacled Warbler, Thekla Lark and Tawny Pipit.

The Cory's Shearwaters are best seen in late afternoon when the adults return to their burrows.


Birds you can see here include:

Cory's Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Mediterranean Shag, Stone Curlew, Audouin's Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Pallid Swift, Greater Short-toed Lark, Thekla Lark, Eurasian Crag Martin, Tawny Pipit, Black Redstart, Whinchat, European Stonechat, Northern Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Spectacled Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Corn Bunting

Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

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Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

From Ciutadella take the Cala Morell road and once there turn left past the cave-dwellings and left again down the street signposted "Lira". Park and head west across some stony ground to a stile from which a footpath leads to the point.

Cala Morell is within easy reach of all the tourist areas on Menorca.

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Content and images originally posted by Steve