This 6-day wildlife tour will visit the two natural areas where the most threatened feline still lives: the Iberian lynx. The itinerary will cross the holm oak and mountain pastures of the Andújar Natural Park in Sierra Morena covering bushes, gorges and the forests of Doñana where we will see remarkably interesting species that live alongside the Iberian Lynx.
You’ll be met in the town of Andujar. Transfer to your hotel in Sierras de Andujar Natural Park. Once you have settled in, we might
make our first visit to one of the several viewing areas in the hope of finding an Iberian Lynx. Who knows, we might get lucky on our first attempt! So we'll go in search of our target in one of the best areas for wildlife. This is also a great place to enjoy along with the local territorial Spanish Imperial eagle and other raptors like Golden eagle and Black vulture. Other species we hope to see are Kingfisher, Yellow wagtail, Iberian green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Short-toed Treecreeper, Hawfinch, Great cormorant, Grey heron…
In the dusk we’ll drive back to our hotel to relax after a long day, and get ready to enjoy the
After an early breakfast, we’ll drive into the natural park. On the way to our watchpoints, we’ll cross a private estate where we can see fighting bulls next to the road. A little further ahead we’ll stop to look for our feline, by scanning from vantage points overlooking the dehesa. At lunchtime, we'll set up our picnic lunch just by the river, near the dam of a reservoir, a good spot which overlooks the gully. After lunch, we'll continue to the main dam, and then walk over the massive concrete bridge. Here we can find some interesting birds such as Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Rock bunting, Red-billed chough. There is also a short tunnel at the end of the dam, where we hope to see some species of bats: Whiskered, Daubenton’s, Schreiber’s and Great Mouse-eared Bats.
Two more days we’ll spend all our time - specially early morning and late afternoon - looking for this elusive animal and enjoying the wildlife from the best watchpoints.
Last chance to see "the cat". After breakfast, and depending on your available time, we'll drive back to one of the watchpoints, with our focus always on getting Iberian Lynx. Our fifth day will provide us the last chance to find the lynx again, although hopefully by then we will have had good views of this feline during the previous days.