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"Kingdom of the lynx" It is a workshop of nature with the Iberian lynx as the central figure. The proposal is an immersion in the world of the lynx, where it reigns without discussion. We will know the species in the field: its behavior, its territoriality, coexistence with other carnivores and, of course, with man.

 

During the trip the participant will enjoy the landscapes of changing physiognomy of the natural park of Doñana during the four seasons. The marshes and the rice fields. The Mediterranean scrub and the pine forest. The wonderful ecosystems that house the feline and the accompanying species.

We travel these habitats tracking, stepping over their tracks. Learning on the ground everything that surrounds the most threatened feline on the planet.

 

It has different experience in one of the most peculiar and unknown populations of the lynx, from the hand of those who know it best. Without forgetting that we will visit one of the best enclaves for bird watching in Europe.

P.V.P.: 390€/pax*
*4 pax group, double basis accomodation
*Single Extra Fee 60€/pax

 

INCLUDED:

• 2 night accomodation with breakfast included
• 1 box lunch
• Expert guide
• Vehicles for field outings
• Wildlife zoom lenses (1 per vehicle)

· Transfer Sevilla - Aznalcázar - Sevilla
• Basic travel insurance

 

NOT INCLUDED:

• Personal expenses Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) or food not mentioned in the program
• Transport to and from the camp needed on arrival and departure day
• Personal insurance policies for cancellations, repatriation etc.

 

Recommendations :
- Rain coat
- Moutain shoes
- Camera
- Binoculars
- ...

IBERIAN LYNX WORKSHOP - P.N. Doñana - 3 days / 2 nights

 

Tours start on a regular basis from several cities.
You can go on your own to the meeting point of every tour.

 

 

ITINERARY
Day 1

 

17:00 Pick up at the airport or train station in Seville and transfer to the town of Aznalcazar. Accommodation in an eco-hotel or rural house in the village.

 

Later we will enter the pine forest of Aznalcazar to have the first contact with the world of the lynx. Territorial, specialist, crepuscular, seasonal, dispersing would be some of the different adjectives that describe the special behaviors that this emblematic feline has. We will walk through the pine forest looking for their latrines and their footprints, without losing sight of the possibility of an encounter with the cat. The sandy substrates of the park provide us with a magnificent opportunity for tracking. In them, we can reconstruct the day to day of the animal, the pattern changes of its movements, and thus learn to interpret its behavior through its traces.

 

Before night falls, we will go out with our binoculars in a good observation point to try to locate some of the specimens that roam this area. In June the yearlings are already becoming adults and play in the territory of their mother can be observed at close range.

At the end of the day we will return to the hotel.

Day 2

 

07:00 We get up very early in the morning to go back to the country.

 

The Doñana Natural Park is a mosaic of ecosystems that harbor a unique biodiversity in Europe. Highlights especially the marsh, of extraordinary importance as a place of passage, breeding and wintering for thousands of European and African birds. In the Park live unique species, and in serious danger of extinction, such as the Iberian imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx. Doñana is the confluence of a set of ecosystems (beach, dunes, pine forests, marshes ...) that give this park a unique personality and offer visitors a privileged variety for photographic composition.

Aznalcázar occupies a privileged position with respect to the Doñana National Park, with 15,000 hectares declared World Heritage by UNESCO. It has in its lands the largest and most important wetland in Europe, located in the surroundings of the Doñana National Park.


In the afternoon we will return to the area of ​​the Lynx to look for the cat again, its tracks. The Iberian lynx is a solitary species that as a general rule rejects the presence of congeners of the same sex in its territory.

 

The availability of an own territory grants them a greater hierarchical rank to these felines, since it supposes to him to be the owner of a preserve deprived of hunting, rest and reproduction. The settled lynxes must dedicate a large part of their daily activity to this territory, marking it with signs that alert potential intruders of the ownership of the private property they enter, for this purpose, they mainly use marking with excrement and urine.

 

At the end of the day we will return to the hotel.

Day 3

 

Last field trip on Sunday morning in search of the traces, territory and ecosystem of the Iberian lynx and hopefully we will have visual contact with the animal. Also this morning we will check our photo trapping cameras in case we have been lucky.

 

This output will also help us to know the lynx's diet. The Iberian Lynx is the only carnivore considered a rabbit specialist. These contribute 80% to 90% of their diet.

At the end of the morning activities we will get back to Seville as the end point of our workshop.