It looks like my summer trip is going to be a joint wildlife watching/walking trip, in Europe, with my family. The vague plan at the moment is to go across to the French/Swiss Alps, down to NW Italy, across to Nice then Corsica and then drive back to the UK, stopping somewhere convenient on the way.
I have done several European trips before, and have asked for gen on this forum. I’m hoping to see some of the mammals I failed to see before and I’m after tips for good spots generally for mammals and herp.s. In particular can anyone recommend somewhere where there’s actually a reasonable chance of beech martin? In the past I’ve stayed in a B & B which fed pine martins, in Scotland, is there a similar place in Europe for stone martin? Also does anyone have any good sites for Alpine ibex and southern water vole? I know garden dormouse is widespread but I seem to remember someone recommending a site near Nice, which I never managed to visit, where they managed to spot light them fairly easily.
Any tips much appreciated.