Venture to the Andújar Natural Park in southern Spain in search of intriguing wildlife and bird species. The highlight though is the possibility of spotting the elusive Iberian lynx.
The densely wooded Andújar Natural Park in Andalucia lies in the central part of the extensive Sierra Morena range, whose rocky hills ranging from 500 to 1,290 metres in altitude. It is also one of the last two refuges in Spain of the elusive and endangered Iberian lynx, whose population in this location is estimated at around 80 adults, which produce some 35 cubs a year. This five-day itinerary is the perfect opportunity to explore one of the most wonderful and wild corners of Spain.
However, there is more to see here than just the Iberian lynx. In this quiet and relatively unpopulated region, several of Spain's other wild animals also thrive, such as wild boar, mouflon, red, fallow and roe deer, Egyptian mongoose and otter. The mountains hold a large population of griffon vultures, as well as good numbers of other raptors, including the rare black vulture and Spanish imperial eagle.
Red-billed chough, azure-winged magpie, golden oriole and nightingale are just some of the other birds to see here. The area's watercourses are home to common chiffchaff, warblers, grey and purple herons, little grebe, coot, and the ubiquitous mallard. Overall, Andújar Natural Park provides an enthralling and rewarding wildlife experience, especially if you're lucky enough to spot the Iberian lynx – the world's rarest cat.
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You should note: You can fly from alternative regional airports in the UK, as well as different airports in southern Spain. Please speak to your travel consultant to discuss the flight option that will be the most suitable for you and your itinerary.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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