Sierra de Andújar, at the lookout for the Iberian lynx

Wildlife watching
Expert Nature Guide
Wildlife watching
Expert Nature Guide

Natural parks

Sierra de Andújar

Seasons

Winter

À la carte

2-4 days

Sierra de Andújar / Sierra Morena

– The emblematic Iberian fauna
– Large mammals and raptors
– Refuge of the Iberian Lynx

Region

Spain/ Andalusia

Meeting point

Seville / Malaga

Specialized service

Small parties

The Sierra de Andújar is undoubtedly the most prestigious natural area of Sierra Morena, the long granite chain that separates Andalusia from the rest of Spain. Populations of threatened mammals and birds of prey provide an almost ‘magnetic’ attraction for naturalists.

On the lookout for the rarest of large cats

We will visit the park during the best season for observing the Iberian lynx, ie the winter period (December-January), when the cat is in heat and is most active.

On the program: the best observation sites for the lynx which offer many other species of interest such as the imperial eagle or the golden eagle. Exploration of the banks of the Río Jandula where more wildlife awaits us (if luck smiles on us, the otter). We will arrange a visit to a private finca to enjoy more tranquility and better conditions for observing lynx.

This trip requires long periods of observation in the field: a very particular form of observing nature. In the evening, possible visit of a pond for amphibians.

Housing nearby in the mountains. `Between the airport and Andújar, we will plan stops to observe more fauna, and especially water birds.

We take you to one of the rare natural areas in Europe which ensures observations of large mammals and birds of prey

Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), an Andalusian mammal

in the Sierra Morena’s most renowned park: Andújar

The Sierra de Andújar is undoubtedly the most prestigious natural area of Sierra Morena, the long granite chain that separates Andalusia from the rest of Spain. Populations of threatened mammals and birds of prey provide an almost ‘magnetic’ attraction for naturalists.

On the lookout for the rarest of large cats

We will visit the park during the best season for observing the Iberian lynx, ie the winter period (December-January), when the cat is in heat and is most active.

On the program: the best observation sites for the lynx which offer many other species of interest such as the imperial eagle or the golden eagle. Exploration of the banks of the Río Jandula where more wildlife awaits us (if luck smiles on us, the otter). We will arrange a visit to a private finca to enjoy more tranquility and better conditions for observing lynx.

Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), an Andalusian mammal

This trip requires long periods of observation in the field: a very particular form of observing nature. In the evening, possible visit of a pond for amphibians.

Housing nearby in the mountains. `Between the airport and Andújar, we will plan stops to observe more fauna, and especially water birds.

in the Sierra Morena’s most renowned park: Andújar

We take you to one of the rare natural areas in Europe which ensures observations of large mammals and birds of prey

Mammals to observe in the Sierra Morena

Iberian lynx / Lynx pardinus

Iberian lynx

Otter / Lutra lutra

Otter

Mongoose / Herpestes ichneumon

Mongoose

Wild rabbit / Oryctolagus cuniculus

Wild rabbit

Spanish ibex / Capra pyrenaica

Spanish ibex

Red deer / Cervus elaphus

Red deer

Common bird species in the Sierra de Andújar in winter

Imperial eagle / Aquila adalberti

Imperial eagle

Golden eagle / Aquila chrysaetos

Golden eagle

Black vulture / Aegypius monachus

Black vulture

Griffon vulture / Gyps fulvus

Griffon vulture

Goshawk / Accipiter gentilis

Goshawk

Sparrowhawk / Accipiter nisus

Sparrowhawk

Azure winged magpie / Cyanopica cooki

Azure winged magpie

Iberian woodpecker / Picus sharpei

Iberian woodpecker

Crag martin / Ptyonoprogne rupestris

Crag martin

Sardinian warbler / Sylvia melanocephala

Sardinian warbler

Hawfinch / Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

Rock bunting / Emberiza cia

Rock bunting

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INCLUDE

  • A wildlife watching travel lead by local nature guide. Groups 5-8 people.
  • Half board (picnics by the participants).
  • Double rooms (single room supplement).
  • Does not include round-trip flights by plane.

Bonus

Quite simply, one of the best wildlife trips in Europe.