‘Booted Eagle’ Hide

In Mallorca and in some areas of the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, there are Booted Eagles (Hieraaetus pennatus) all year round, while in other parts of the country they are summer migrants only. The population of these birds has increased in recent years and it is now possible to photograph them in their natural habitat from our specific hide.

Son Maiol Hides - Foto de un Águila Calzada (Hieraaetus pennatus) tomada desde nuestro hide

The hide is made of wood and vegetation cover, equipped with a spy glass, and has a capacity for 2 people. Sessions take place in the morning, entering between 9am and 11am, depending on the time of year, and last for about 3 hours.

It is usual that, in less than an hour, the eagle comes to the bait and remains feeding on the perch for more than 1 hour, which is located 17 meters in front of the hide.

< p>With good weather conditions, success is practically guaranteed. In case the eagle does not appear, another date is offered, and if it is not possible, the session has no cost.

The hide has authorization from the Department of Environment and Territory and is available throughout the year.

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 hides usage rules and more information on pricing.

Regeln für eine optimale Vogelbeachtung:

  1. Bitte gehen Sie so respektvoll wie möglich mit den Einrichtungen um.
  2. Tragen Sie dunkle Kleidung
  3. Das Spionageglas bitte NICHT berühren.
  1. Bewahren Sie Ruhe oder sprechen Sie nur mit sehr leiser Stimme. Vermeiden Sie plötzliche Bewegungen, vor allem, wenn Tiere in Ihrer Nähe sind.
  1. Handys auf lautlos stellen! Verwenden Sie Ihr Mobiltelefon nicht als Taschenlampe.
  1. Bitte nehmen Sie nach Beendung der Sitzung Ihre Abfälle selbständig mit.
  1. Innerhalb des Verstecks ist das Rauchen verboten!
  1. Um möglichst jede Störung zu vermeiden, verlassen Sie das Versteck während der Sitzung bitte nicht.
  1. Wenden Sie sich vor dem Verlassen des Verstecks bitte unbedingt an das Personal von Son Maiol Hides, dieses wird sich um die Abholung und den Transfer der Fotografen oder Beobachter kümmern. Das Verhalten und der natürliche Raum der Tiere sollte zu jedem Zeitpunkt so wenig wie möglich gestört werden!

Hide usage rules:

  1. Be as respectful as possible with the facilities.
  2. Wear dark clothes.
  3. Do not touch the spy glass.
  4. Remain silent or speak in a low voice and avoid sudden movements, especially when animals are present.
  5. Mobile phones should be put on silent mode. Do not use your mobile phone’s flashlight.
  6. Rubbish and waste generated must be removed by the users.
  7. No smoking inside the hide.
  8. To avoid any disturbances, do not leave the hide during the session.
  9. Before leaving the hide, contact the Son Maiol Hides staff, who will take care of the transfer of the photographer or observer to ensure the least impact on the wildlife behavior.