Category: Mammals


Trip to Natural Park of Cardeña – Madrona y Alcudia

Trip to Natural Park of Cardeña – Madrona y Alcudia

 

Expedition to Sahara – March 2013

Expedition to Sahara – March 2013

Andalucia Bird Society Field Meeting at Andujar Natural Park. 31 st March 2012

Andalucia Bird Society Field Meeting at Andujar Natural Park. 31 st March 2012

We watched two lynx: one feasting on fresh rabbit and then moving off a little way to bask in the sun. Then in the afternoon, we watched another one, obviously well-fed, lying stretched out in a shady spot. A privileged sighting over a period of about three hours! There was a Red deer carcase nearby on which two lynx had been feeding for a couple of days. Adjusting vantage point, we were able to see the carcase and the lynx...

EXPEDITION XII MOROCCO: IN SEARCH OF THE LAMMERGEIER

EXPEDITION XII MOROCCO: IN SEARCH OF THE LAMMERGEIER

From 24th June to 2nd July, 2011, Expedition XII to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco was carried out. The objective – to find breeding pairs of Lammergeier ( Gypaetus Barbatus ). A ten-year-old project, working for the conservation of this endangered species in the north of Africa. Another year, and IBERUS MEDIOAMBIENTE and SIERRA-TREK continue to explore the AtlasMountains, registering valuable information about the status of Lammergeier populations.

Black Vulture, Lynx & Lammergeier in Jaen’s natural parks

Black Vulture, Lynx & Lammergeier in Jaen’s natural parks

Early June, and I’m guiding through the Natural Park of Cazorla, Segura & Las Villas when we’re surprised to observe the Black Vulture in the valley of the River Guadalentín. A species more common to other natural parks of the province of Jaen. I was accompanied by an enthusiastic couple, Kenny and Pauline, who had arrived from Ireland to visit Spain on a bespoke trip with two target species in mind – the Lammergeier and the Iberian Lynx. Fortunately, Kenny...

Male Spanish Ibex in the natural park of Sierra Mágina

Male Spanish Ibex in the natural park of Sierra Mágina

In the dark in the night, I was hoping to see the Eagle owl amidst the high mountains of S.Mágina, when, amongst the olive groves, I heard hard, cold, clashing noises. 300 meters down I found a group of 12 male Spanish Ibex playing and interlocking horns. Dragging myself forward along the ground, I was able to take a couple photos of these strong fearless beasts. Once again nature has proven to be full of surprises.

Iberian Fauna: animal tracks, feeding signs, and droppings

Iberian Fauna: animal tracks, feeding signs, and droppings