Wild Cat Trip
A one-day wild cat trip through the Cantabrian Mountains which is the only place in Western Europe where you can spot a Wild Cat (Felis silvestris). These elusive hunters look for Montane Water Voles (Arvicola Scherman) in specific Mountain meadows. More Than Birds know the best chance to spot one. (September to June).
Interested in specialist birding trip? Have a look at the Partridges Winter Birding Trip, Northern Iberian Mountains, Spain.
Alternative Name: Wild Cat Trip
This activity is carried out all year round under a previous reservation in Valdelugueros Valley. Please consult our observation and/or photography itineraries. The elusive wildcat is the only feline present in the Cantabrian Mountains. This animal can be difficult to find, but its behavior is predictable enough that we can often observe it in the wild. The activity consists of visiting and waiting in several meadows in which we have located the wildcat in the previous days. To photograph them, we will use a hidden spot at a distance that will avoid disturbing or alerting the Wildcats, so we can observe their hunting behavior.
What is included?
- Specialized guide
- Carl Zeiss optical material
- Mid-morning snack
What is not included?
For us, helping you enjoy your free time is a serious matter. Our hikes and activities are designed to be a unique and unforgettable experience. We provide private tours in small groups to give you an intimate viewing of nature. We want to make sure that you know the territory in a real and meaningful way. With us, you won’t be just a simple turist! -Day and several-day hikes -Wildlife watching -Wildlife photography hides
You will stay at local and charming accommodations (rural houses) in each visited area. Here you may visit some examples we work with (rooms always have suite bathrooms): https://www.hotelrurallabolera.es/ http://casonadelolo.com/ http://www.losoteroshostalrural.es/
Always mountain boots and winter coat as well as summer clothes. The weather in winter will be very variable, with sunny days, but always the chance of rain and snow. Both sunrise and sunset are usually cold but may be below 0ºC in the cold season.
Please let us know whether you would like to include into the itinerary historic monuments such as Pre-Roman and Roman sites in Villablino and Romanesque, Gothic and Gaudi architecture in León city (León cathedral is really impressive!).