The reintroduction of Eurasian lynx into parts of Europe has led to a great interest in specialist lynx tours, as well as general wildlife tours that include the chance to...
The reintroduction of Eurasian lynx into parts of Europe has led to a great interest in specialist lynx tours, as well as general wildlife tours that include the chance to see these magnificent predators. Blue Sky Wildlife can introduce you to some of Europe’s most skilled lynx watching tour guides.
Lynx were once common all over the continent of Europe, but loss of their forest habitat that offered them cover and plentiful prey, much reduced their numbers from the 18th to the present day. However, recent conservation work in Spain on restoring habitat suitable for Iberian lynx, coupled with reintroduction schemes in parts of that country, has seen numbers rise. In addition, concerted efforts since 1970 in other parts of Europe such in the remoter parts of Switzerland, Bavaria, France, Italy, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Austria have also borne fruit in helping the animals to recover in the pockets of population that remain.
Lynx watching is still a matter of patience and luck, but the tour operators highlighted here offer a good chance to see these elusive felines. They have excellent local knowledge and some of the Iberian lynx tours can give access to areas not normally open to the general public where the shy animals are therefore less disturbed. Booking with the operators listed on Blue Sky Wildlife offers the chance to talk directly with local wildlife specialists who are well versed in the habits of the lynx and are in a prime position to advise and help you choose the best time and conditions for your lynx watching holiday.