Capercaille & Lynx


Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus L.)

The largest bird of the the Tetraonidae family, Capercaillie are living in the spruce, fir-trees forests and also in the mixed coniferous and broadleaf forests, at altitudes over 1000 meters. The species is well represented all along the Carpathian Arch. Hunting for Capercaillie has a very strong tradition in Romania, from historical times until present, unfortunately at the moment the hunt is banned since 2010, hoping that it will be reopen soon!

Getting close to the Capercaillie and observing them during the mating period is the charm of this hunting.

Best period for observations

April 20th – 5th of May (rut)

Lynx (Lynx lynx L.)

Lynx is the most typical animal carnivorous present in Romania. There are specimens with spotted fur very well pronounced and it can also be only in one color, yellowish.

It is well represented by a very healthy, numerous and valuable population estimated around 1700 specimens, mainly present in the Carpathian Mountains. This species prefers massive woodlands with rocks, cliffs, where access is very limited for human beings.

At the moment the hunt of this species is forbidden being declared nature monument.

The national record is represented by a fur of 173.37 points CIC and by a skull of 28.05 points.

Best period for observations

February 1st – 15th of March

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Grouse hane during breeding period (2013)
Capercaillie during breeding period (2016)
Caprecaillie during breeding (2016)
Lynx on trail camera (2019)