I haven’t done much mammal watching in Sweden.  I did take a ‘safari’ out of the small town of Orsa Finmark in search of European Beavers and saw one there, after visiting several ponds.

I saw my first Moose (European Elk) in Sweden, somewhere near Gothenburg.

Community Reports


Switzerland-Sweden-Poland Roadtrip, 2022: Lorenz Achtnich’s account of a roadtrip in his campervan through 6 countries with 31 species including – in Sweden – Eurasian Lynx and Wood and Norway Lemmings.

Sweden, 2021: Ralf Bürglin, 2 weeks with species including Mouflon, Reindeer and Grey-sided Vole.

Searching for Eurasian Lynx, 2020: Andreas Jonsson’s account of 12 night drives featuring 14 species including Lynx, Polecat and Brown Bear.

Sweden, 2014: Naturetrek,  5 days & species including Lynx, Wolves (howling) and a Northern Bat.

The Lynxes of Salgarda Meadow, May 2011: Steve Morgan, a successful 3 day twitch for the pair of European Lynxes that had taken up residence around a meadow near Stockholm. He and Phil Telfer saw 7 other species too.

Lynxes near Stockholm, 2011: Karl van Ginderdeuren, and a weekend twitch to see the same animals that Steve saw.

Also See

Density Maps for Bears, Wolves and Wolverine in Norway and Sweden, February 2023

Student Mammalwatching in Sweden RFI, January 2023

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