In this guided tour you will be able to know first-hand the territory that the Iberian lynx inhabits. Our guides will show you aspects of its ecology, its behavior, the conservation actions that have been carried out for its recovery and we will make short waits with optical material to try to observe it in the public areas of the Sierra de Andújar Natural Park and the Special Zone of Rumblar, Guadalén and Guadalmena Basin Conservation. In addition, we will look for traces, footprints and signs that indicate their presence.
Keep in mind that it is a general tour, more recommended for families with children or for those who are not used to spending many hours waiting in the field, in which we will also try to observe other species of flora and fauna, such as the Iberian imperial eagle, griffon and black vultures, the golden eagle, or all those species present in the territory and that the visitor wishes to discover. In addition, the tour lends itself to observing other species such as the Iberian deer, the fallow deer, the mouflon or the mountain goat with relative ease.
We will move quietly through the best lynx territories in our 4x4 vehicle, enjoying the landscape and the tranquility offered by one of the least inhabited places on the Iberian Peninsula. Depending on the time of year, some species or others may be observed.
Of course, observing without filling the stomach is complicated, so we include a country breakfast with coffee to taste in the field or a picnic-style snack of local products.
This activity may be too basic for those seeking to penetrate deeply into the territory of the Iberian lynx, and although it is difficult to observe the feline due to a reduced schedule, sometimes, with patience and luck, it is possible.
Iberian Imperial Eagle (R), Royal Eagle (R), Black Vulture (R), Black Stork (E), Griffon Vulture (R), Iberian Rabilargo (R), Iberian Royal Woodpecker (R), Great Spotted Woodpecker (R), Buzzard (R), Sparrowhawk (R), Goshawk (R), Common Kestrel (R), Lone Rocker (R), Mountain Cogujada (R), Gordo (R), Black Starling (R), Booted Eagle (E) , Short-toed eagle (E), Bee-eater (E), Raven (E), European warbler (E), Long-tailed warbler (R), Kaffir swift (E), Egyptian vence (P), Osprey (P), Red-billed chough (R ), Iberian lynx (R), Iberian deer (R), Fallow deer (R), Mouflon (R), Mountain goat (R), Mongoose (R), Gineta (R), Garduña (R), Fox (R), Dormouse (R), Wildcat (R), Pintojo toad (R), Common salamander (R), Runner toad (R), Common frog (R), Spurred toad (R), Iberian midwife toad (R), Southern frog (R), Southern smooth snake (R), Horseshoe snake (R), Snout snake (R), Collared snake (R), Viper snake (R), Bastard snake (R), Vanessa atalanta (P) , Vanessa cardui (P) Charaxes jasius (R), Gonepteryx rhamni (R), Gonepteryx cleopatra (R), Pararge aegeria (R).
R = Resident; E = Summer; I = Wintering; P = Migratory passage
- At Birds & LynxEcotourism we strictly comply with an ethical behavior at the foot of the field for the observation of threatened fauna, and fauna in general. Our company does not use baits, lures, or attractants of any kind.
- The specimens that can be observed live completely in freedom, so that observation is never 100% guaranteed.
- Observations are made from a sufficient distance so as not to alter the behavior of the species, always guided by experts in their biology and ethology.
- Nature is capricious and untamed, so we are not responsible for the weather or other external factors that could alter the usual behavior of wild fauna.
Recommended time: September to May.
- The tour takes place exclusively through areas and trails for public use, and does not include access to private farms.