Student mammal watching in Sweden
We are 3 biology students from Wageningen (Netherlands) and we are planning on going to Sweden to see some amazing mammals, which have been on our list for a very long time. Our main goals are:
- Arctic fox
We all don’t have a whole lot of experience with watching mammals specifically, although we are all biology students and all have our different expertises (birds, moths, plants etc). Right now we are trying to figure out what the best plan of action would be to check off all the mammals on our list.
I did some research and in the end I came across the post by Andreas Jonsson (https://www.mammalwatching.com/wp-content/uploads/Sweden.pdf) where he mentioned https://www.skandobs.se. The green dots in the image attached indicate lynx sightings in the last month. The same kind of map shows up for wolf (orange), indicating that both species can basically be found all over (south) Sweden (?).
So now we’re currently a bit lost on what the best plan of action would be to tackle our list. Do we just drive around in forest regions and hope for the best, or are there indeed specifically good regions for our list species? How do we maximise our chances?
Furthermore, does someone have any recommendations for (cheap) locations to stay at in the south and the middle of Sweden where we are close to nature?