Although not the rarest cats in the world in terms of the frequency of sightings (that accolade would probably go to something like the Bay Cat in Borneo, or the Andean Cat in South America), the two species of Lynx that we have in Europe are very special animals. Numbers of Iberian Lynx have bounced back since the mid-2000s, although currently there are still less than 500 individuals in the wild. With careful planning and expert guidance it is perfectly possible to see an Iberian Lynx and we offer a very popular tour within the cat’s strongholds of Coto Doñana and the Sierra Morena in Andalucia. The Eurasian Lynx has a far greater range in Europe and is not classified as endangered. However, Eurasian Lynx are very difficult to see due to their habitat (vast unpopulated forests) and wariness of humans – seeing one requires a great deal of skill, patience and luck. Our Eurasian Lynx tour in Poland probably gives the best chance of a sighting of any tour on the market, and relies on spotlighting along forest trails and open glades, and scanning mountainsides and meadows in Bieszczady National Park.

Speak to Our Lynx Watching Specialist

Andy Tucker
Operations Manager

Featured Lynx Watching Tours


Our Lynx Watching Specialist Recommends

"Our 6-day ‘Spain – Realm of the Iberian Lynx’ holiday has had great success in finding lynx – one recent group watched a mother and cub for more than 45 minutes and managed to get some excellent video footage, too!"

Andy Tucker - General Manager

Why book a Naturetrek Lynx-watching tour?

We offer:

  • Dedicated Iberian Lynx holidays with very good success record
  • Adults & cubs seen on recent Iberian Lynx tours in Spain
  • Look for Iberian Lynx in the Sierra Morena & Coto Donana
  • Look for Eurasian Lynx on our Poland - Eurasian Lynx holiday