Credits: Francis de Andrés & Víctor Navega
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.
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.
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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.
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 www.sonmaiol.com.
"Unforgettable photo session, because of the proximity of the kites and the comfortable hide. Looking forward to repeat".
Carretera Marratxinet Km. 2,6
07320 – Santa Maria del Camí