Serra de Tramuntana Mountains

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Serra de Tramuntana

The Serra de Tramuntana is Mallorca`s most spectacular landscape and the mountain range stretches for over fifty miles from Andratx to Pollenca. These are the mountains of the north wind, sheltering the plain. The lower slopes are covered in pine whilst the tops are bare crags. The highest peaks are Puig Major (4740ft) and Puig Massarela (4435ft). The area is best explored on foot and maps showing routes are available. Extreme care must be taken if you choose to drive - one of the most dramatic stretches is from Soller to Lluc, passing through gorges and tunnels.
In terms of fauna, there are various mammals, such as goats and sheep, which help to maintain the vegetation and which serve as a source of food for black vultures. There are also pine martens, genets and weasels. There are many species of bird which inhabit the Serra de Tramuntana or pass through during their migrations. There is a wide range of birds of prey, such as osprey and Eleonora´s falcon, which comes to the Mediterranean from the island of Madagascar. The Mallorcan midwife toad is an amphibian which was discovered in the 1980s, though it was already known as a fossil; the small population of this animal inhabit the least accessible pools and torrents of the Serra de Tramuntana.

Key Species ; Black Vulture

BirdLife IBA Factsheet
Site description The site lies on the north-west coast of Mallorca, with high cliffs, islets, and inland mountains. Quercus and Pinus woodlands and maquis dominate. The site is extensively grazed by sheep and goats.

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