Bird Watching in las Salinas
Bird Watching can be a great way to relax and take your mind off the stresses of life while learning about the animals that fly by all the time. If you pay close enough attention, birds have striking colors, unique songs and interesting behaviors that change with the time of day, the individual bird and, of course, the season. The more you watch, the more you learn.
During your visit to Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza make sure to visit the salt flats… They glisten beautifully as the sunlight hits the enchanting pink hued water. The marshes are also used as a layover for migratory birds, keep your eyes peeled for flamingos from August to October and other rare birds. Plus if you have ever wondered what a two storey high pile of salt looks like then you’re in luck! Follow the dirt track drive and the salt mountain is unmissable, it is quite spectacular in the sunlight! This attraction is great as it is free and you can visit the salt flats all year round. Don’t forget to buy yourself some “sal de Ibiza ” to take home as a little souvenir.
The salt production activity carried out in this area for hundreds of years has formed a unique landscape, a wetland where plenty of birds roost and nest in their migrations. Countless ecological, aesthetic, historical and cultural values concentrated on 3,000 hectares of land and 13,000 marine hectares. So you can’t miss this place very well situated for birding, perfect for photographing birds. The flamingo is the most representative bird of the park. Between August and October hundreds of flamingos arrive to spend the winter on the island and many others simply stop in the park to regain strength and continue their migration to warmer lands. You can also see other species such as little ringed plovers, black-winged stilts, herons, ospreys and peregrine falcons.