Most famous Polish national parks: Bialowieza Primeval Forest & Biebrza Marshes. Superb week, exploring some of Europe’s premier habitats! All set in a beautiful, timeless landscape and just a couple of hours from home!
This excellent birding tour has been designed to get the most from birding in Poland when your time is limited to a week or so. You will enjoy unforgettable, intensive wildlife trip, exploring some of Europe’s premier habitats – a pearls of Western Palearctic!
Great opportunities for bird watching, wildlife photography or nature sound recording.
Bialowieza Primeval Forest national park – a very last, untouched, old riverine European forest, where birding is like stepping back thousand years! Hard to believe in fact that average age of the forest stands are far over 130 years and 400-600 years old trees are not rare! Even more incredible is the biodiversity of fauna – approx. 9200 species of insects, 13 species of amphibians, 58 species of mammals and nearly 250 bird species. Access to the areas under highest protection is strictly controlled but our guides have special permission to take you there!
Biebrza Marshes national park – biggest national park of Poland and greatest wetlands in Europe, under RAMSAR protection. Mazes of river channels, flooded meadows, peat-bogs, overgrown swamps and endless areas of wild marshes make a home to 48 species of mammals, 13 species of amphibians, 5 species of reptiles, 36 species of fishes and over 750 species of moths and butterflies! Yes, and bird species well over 270.
- All 10 European woodpeckers (including Three-toed, White-backed, Grey-headed, Black)
- Pygmy, Tengmalm's and Eagle owl
- White-tailed eagle, both Greater and Lesser Spotted eagles
- Collared and Red-breasted flycatchers
- Aquatic warbler, River warbler, Barred warbler, Marsh warbler, Icterine, Greenish and Blyth's reed warbler
- All marsh terns: Black, White-winged black and Whiskered
- Great snipes on the lek, displaying Ruffs, Corncrake, Little crake
- Hazel grouse, Nutcracker, Garganey, Citrine wagtail, Bluethroat, Thrush nightingale
- Mammals include: European bison, Pine marten, Racoon dog, Beaver, Otter, Moos/Elk and a big chance to see elusive lynx and wolf!
- And much, MUCH more...