Mallorca's first
birdwatching hide.

Credits: Francis de Andrés & Víctor Navega

The Project

Son Maiol Hides was born with the idea of being able to offer the public several quality hides, both in construction and in location, all designed to obtain quality birdwatching photos in Mallorca.

Initially we have started with “Milvus”, which after several months of monitoring, has seen kites frequent the hide area daily. We are already working on testing other locations on the estate to be able to offer alternatives for other species.

The 'Milvus' hide.

Built of wood and measuring 3.5×1.6×1.9 (h) m, it makes it possible to enjoy several hours of observation under the best conditions. It has a capacity for 3 photographers or 5 observers. The design and location were carefully supervised by Francis de Andrés, an internationally recognized wildlife photographer. It has 3 large windows of spy glass of the highest quality for photography, so that our presence goes unnoticed by the birds.

The hide is located on terrain with some gradient, therefore, on some occasions it can be even be possible to enjoy the birds in flight from above, a privileged perspective for photography and observation.
Son Maiol Hides Mallorca - El hide para avistamiento de aves y pájarosSon Maiol Hides Mallorca - El hide para avistamiento de aves y pájaros

Arrastra para ver las dimensiones del hide

The feeder and pond are located about 8-10 meters from the hide, with some convenient perches placed nearby, enabling that water, inflight, perched or ground photographs can be taken during the same session.

It should not be forgotten that we are dealing with wild birds, so depending on the time of year, weather, or other factors, they may turn up to a larger or lesser extent, or even not at all. If that were the case, we will reimburse the visitor with a future session.

Session operative: After welcoming the observers to the estate, a transfer with one of our vehicles will take them to the hide door, and entrance must be as quick as possible. At the end of the session, the same vehicle will return at the agreed time for the pickup. If the session finishes earlier than planned, our staff can be contacted by phone. Read the full hide usage rules and more information on pricing.

Photos taken from the hide.

The Son Maiol estate.

Belonging to the municipality of Marratxí, although very close to the town of Santa María, it dates from 1626, and since then it has belonged to the same family for many generations, which continues to manage and maintain it.

It has an agritourism establishment, its own wine cellar and 6 hectares of vineyards. The rest of the 40 hectares are cereal fields for grazing sheep, carob trees, almond trees and woodland. If you are travelling to Mallorca as a group or family and would like to stay in one of our fincas, located just a few minutes’ walk from the hide, please visit our sister website


"Unforgettable photo session, because of the proximity of the kites and the comfortable hide. Looking forward to repeat".

Xavi Aramburu @aramburu.foto

"Everything very well prepared for a quality session, and yes... the milanos came, very happy with the experience, it was worth it".

Adolfo Ferrero

"Very good set-up for photographing and observing kites from up close. Even when there are no kites, the views are spectacular. Looking forward to repeat in a few months with a different light and environment".

Victor Navega @victor navega

    Contact Us.

    Fill in this form, send us an email to or call us on [+34] 661 78 56 56 60 to contact us. Prices. Prices vary according to the season, the number of people or the length of occupancy and should be consulted through this questionnaire or by telephone.


    Carretera Marratxinet Km. 2,6
    07320 – Santa Maria del Camí