Book Menorca ~ Island Walks for Birds, Flowers and Prehistoric Taulas
‘Poc a poc’, slowly, slowly, say Menorquins, describing the way of life on the quietest of the Balearic islands. Menorca’s wonderfully green landscape is a patchwork of dry stone-wall enclosed fields, open heaths, stands of umbrella pines, deep limestone gorges and deserted sandy coves. The lack of development has led to UNESCO declaring the whole island a Biosphere Reserve. As a result, flowers, including many orchids and endemics, are everywhere in spring, migrant birds pass through in large numbers and the resident birds include blue rock thrush, red kites, Egyptian vultures and Booted eagles.