Spain – Coto Doñana & Sierra de Andújar
Iberian Lynx & Eagles
23 January to 30 January 2018
Leader: Cristian Jensen
Maximum of seven clients.
2018 Cost: £1,649 single room supplement £100
We have travelled to Spain on many occasions over the last 40 years visiting many different areas. We now have a tour based upon seeing one of the country’s most endangered mammals, the Iberian Lynx. We are using the services of Cristian Jensen, who has been guiding groups to see these fascinating small cats for a number of years. Our week long, two-centred tour will be a combined birding and mammal holiday, with a special focus on seeing the Iberian Lynx in the wild. In January, Lynx are at their most active during the daytime as they seek a mate before becoming nocturnal in the hotter months. We shall visit areas where these cats can be viewed from strategic vantage points. The birdlife in this area of rolling mountains and hills is also interesting with Spanish Imperial Eagle, Eurasian Griffon Vultures and Hawfinch often in view.
The Coto Doñana will give us some great winter birding with thousands of wildfowl present, as well as egrets, herons and birds of prey. Species anticipated on this trip include Red-crested Pochard, Red-knobbed Coot, Marbled Teal, White-headed Duck, Golden and Spanish Imperial Eagles, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Iberian Green Woodpecker, Blue Rock Thrush, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest, Crested Tit and Cirl Bunting. We can also enjoy the mild winter sunshine of southern Spain and visit these two contrasting areas at a relaxed pace.
Please note that we will be looking for the Lynx in the wild, and although the chances of seeing one are relatively high we cannot guarantee views of this species.
|Day 1 Fly to Seville and transfer to
Sierra de Andujar
Days 2-4 Sierra de Andujar
Days 5-7 El Rocio
Day 8 Depart Seville