The gently rolling Sierra de Andujar National Park, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, is part of the vast Sierra Morena mountain range. It is a densely wooded area and boasts one of Andalusia's best-preserved expanses of Mediterranean forest and scrubland. Flowing through the rocky hills is the Yeguas River, with many lovely spots to sit and meditate along its banks. The Sierra is one of two of Spain's last refuges for the elusive and highly endangered Iberian Lynx, whose population is estimated at around 80-100 adult individuals. It is under threat from forest fires, the scarcity of rabbits that provide its main source of food and urban development. The increasingly rare wolf also inhabits the Sierra, one of the few places it is still found in Andalusia. Birdwatchers also have many iconic species look forward to, especially the Spanish Imperial and Golden Eagles that nest on the most inaccessible rocky peaks, as well as Egyptian, Griffon and Cinereous Vultures, Red-billed Chough, buzzards, and owls.
Transfer from airport to Andújar Natural Park. It is depend the timetable, could have time to check for Lynx and birds
A full day checking on different ecosystems. On morning we’ll try to see Otter on the riverine area. Birds like Kingfisher, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Azure-Winged Magpie, Iberian Green Woodpecker, while we check for Lynx. The afternoon and evening, in another territory with the highest density of Iberian Lynx
A full day checking on different ecosystems. We’ll visit the area to look for Golden Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Black Vulture, Griffon Vulture, and Mammals like Red deer, Fallow Deer, Mouflon, Iberian Ibex, Fighting Bulls and Iberian Lynx
A full day looking for Lynx in a Private State for a different experience for observation
After breakfast, we’ll travel during two hours. We can have a check in a steppe area, for Great Bustard. Calandra Lark, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. We’ll travel into a completely different landscape Marshals and Pine Forest in sundy areas of Doñana National & Natural Park, for the next three days. At evening we could to practice birdwatching in the area of Doñana Natural Park
Accommodation: Ardea Purpurea or Los Toruños
Two days discovering one of the most impressive natural wild spaces in Europe, a paradise for birds. Unique for its feeding grounds during winter and excellent breeding spaces for aquatic birds; here you can also find the Iberian Lynx.
One of the days, we’ll do an excursion by 4x4 to the hearth of the National Park.
Accommodation: Ardea Purpurea or Los Toruños.
We will see Marbled Duck, White-headed Duck, Glossy Ibis, Greater Flamingo, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Night Heron, Black Stork, Spanish Imperial Eagle. At sunrise or sunset, five thousand of Greylag Goose fly to the Rocio Lagoon, an incredible spectacle. On winter, Black Stork and other migratory birds live into Doñana area. In Dehesa de Abajo Lagoon, lots of aquatic birds like Pintail, Great White Egret, Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, and Osprey.
If we have enough time, we’ll try to check for Iberian Lynx.
We’ll return to airport of origin. This will conclude our program which has allowed us to observe the most impressive fauna and landscapes in South Europe.
- Full board and lodging Specialized guide
- Free Transfer One day private state entry fee Andújar N.P.
- Doñana 4x4 excursion Insurance C.R.
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